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The Story of How and Why I Became A Nurse Entrepreneur

My First Nursing Job In 1980 I was hired at Staten Island University Hospital during the severe nursing shortage that was occurring here in New York City. Even though I was a new nurse, I was put into the Intensive … Continue reading

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Top 10 CPR Myths

Michele and I have been teaching CPR to healthcare professionals and students since 1984. We have seen the development, improvement, and wide-spread acceptance of CPR education over these years. Despite these advances, we still hear many myths about CPR every … Continue reading

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Top 10 AED Myths

There are many automated external defibrillators (AED) available in medical related as well as public places. Most of the public know what an AED is – but have never had their hands on one or been trained on how to … Continue reading

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A Nurse’s Guide For Prescribing The Possessive Apostrophe

Or should this be titled “A Nurses’ Guide…?” This is one of the biggest and most serious questions every healthcare professional in America is struggling with today. Where, when, and how do we properly use the possessive apostrophe? In order … Continue reading

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10 Hot Tips For Surviving Your First Code

Here is a guide to help you, the healthcare professional, start to become a productive participant in an in-hospital emergency (code blue). 1. Call For Help Prior To A Cardiopulmonary Arrest Occurs Yell down the hall for help, pick up … Continue reading

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The Battle Over “Healthcare” in America Today

Introduction Or is it “health care”? Or “health-care”? The battle over how to properly use the term “healthcare” has truged on in America for many years. I have been involved in educating healthcare professionals and students here in New York … Continue reading

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CPR: More Rib Fractures, But Better Survival Rates

New findings show that the majority of people untrained in how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and even many trained emergency personnel, do not push with enough force to properly administer CPR.

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New CPR Promises Better Results By Compressing Abdomen, Not Chest

A biomedical engineer at Purdue University has developed a new method to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation that promises to be more effective than standard CPR because it increases nourishing blood flow through the heart by 25 percent over the current method.

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For Cardiac Arrest CPR Performed by Laypersons, Chest Compression-Only May Lead to Better Outcomes

In a comparison of outcomes in Arizona for out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for cardiac arrest performed by bystanders, patients who received compression-only CPR were more likely to survive to hospital discharge than patients who received conventional CPR or no CPR, … Continue reading

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Extreme Exertion Does Not Impair the Quality of CPR Given by Lifeguards

In a comparison of outcomes in Arizona for out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for cardiac arrest performed by bystanders, patients who received compression-only CPR were more likely to survive to hospital discharge than patients who received conventional CPR or no CPR, … Continue reading

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