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Shorter Pause in CPR Before Defibrillator Use Improves Cardiac Arrest Survival

A shorter pause in CPR just before a defibrillator delivered an electric shock to a cardiac arrest victim’s heart significantly increased survival, according to a study in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

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New Resuscitation Approach Better Than CPR For Out-Of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Survival rates following cardiac arrest went up 300 percent when emergency responders used Cardiocerebral Resuscitation, a new resuscitation approach for cardiac arrest pioneered at The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center. Because the new technique does away with mouth-to-mouth breathing, … Continue reading

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2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC

  Highlights of the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC “This publication summarized the key issues and changes in the 2010 American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).”

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10 Hot Tips For Passing the AHA ACLS Exam

Here is a guide to help you improve your chances of passing the AHA – American Heart Association certification exam for ACLS – Advanced Cardiac Life Support. If you take the advice given here seriously, you will do very well … Continue reading

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10 Hot Tips For Passing the AHA BLS and CPR Exam

Here is a guide to help you improve your chances of passing the AHA – American Heart Association certification exam for BCLS, BLS, and CPR. If you take the advice given here seriously, you will do very well on the … Continue reading

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Video: BCLS 2010 Updates

Nursing educator Michele Kunz gives healthcare professionals an introduction to the new AHA guidelines for BCLS. Special emphasis is on the major changes that occurred for ABC, airway, breathing, circulation, which is now CAB, circulation, airway, and then breathing. Changes in rescuing a choking person is also discussed. Continue reading

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ECC 2010 Conference in San Diego, CA

Joe and I had a great time this past week at the ECC 2010 Educational Conference and Exposition, in San Diego, California. It was presented by the Citizen CPR Foundation. We were there to learn about all of the new ECC protocols which just came out in December. I was able to meet many other nursing educators from all over America, Canada, and Europe. Joe was able to meet and talk to other medical training business owners. We both got to meet some of the physicians that developed the modern CPR techniques. We were able to chat with the medical device manufacturers and suppliers about their equipment and see the new changes they have made. Continue reading

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Using Chest Compressions First Just as Successful as Immediate Defibrillation After Cardiac Arrest

Chest compressions before defibrillation in patients with sudden cardiac arrest is equally successful as immediate treatment with an electrical defibrillator, according to a new study by the University of Michigan Health System.

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Video: ABG Zombie Notes Study Chart

Video Description: Nursing educator Michele Kunz discusses the ABG Zombie Notes Study Chart. She tells her students what the Zombie Notes are and how to use this study guide to help them in their studies. This laminated study chart includes … Continue reading

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Video: BCLS/BLS Zombie Notes Study Chart

Video Description: Nursing educator Michele Kunz discusses the BCLS/BLS Zombie Notes. She tells her students what the Zombie Notes are and how to use this study guide to help them in their studies. This Zombie Notes is for BCLS/BLS certification … Continue reading

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