Category Archives: ECC

Chest Compression-Only CPR Improves Survival in Cardiac Arrest Patients, Study Finds

Heart attack patients whose hearts have stopped beating and who receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) from bystanders fare better if their resuscitators skip the rescue breaths and do only chest compression, according to a study led by researchers at Washington University … Continue reading

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Hospital CPR Quality Is Worse at Night

CPR quality is worse during in-hospital cardiac arrests occurring overnight than those that happen during the day, according to a new University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine study that will be presented at the American Heart Association’s annual Scientific Sessions … Continue reading

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Every Second Counts When Performing CPR: Increase in Survival When AED Used Less Than 10 Seconds After CPR Pause

Every second counts when performing CPR. A new study has found the number of people who survive after suffering a cardiac arrest outside a hospital drops significantly if the pause between stopping CPR and using a defibrillator to administer an … Continue reading

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CPR Device Guides Bystanders: Computerized Defibrillator Guides Untrained Users

Human factors engineers have developed a CPR machine that allows people without CPR training to save the lives of those who are suffering from cardiac arrest. It monitors, and gives feedback about, actions such as the depth of chest compressions. … Continue reading

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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 PALS Exam

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

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Video: Cardiac Arrest Algorithms for 2011

Video Description: Nursing educator Michele G. Kunz discusses the new AHA ECC changes for 2011. Here she discusses cardiac arrest algorithms, and the drugs and treatments for this. Some of the subjects covered are antiarrhythmics, amiodarone, asystole, cardioversion, the reversible … Continue reading

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Video: Tachycardia Update for 2011

Nursing educator Michele Kunz discusses the new 2011 changes for tachycardia. Please watch this video in HD. -Watch this video in HD on YouTube. -Watch Michele’s previous tachycardia video. Amazon.com Widgets

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