Tag Archives: Chest Compressions
Oct. 13, 2012, was one of those days when nothing seemed to go right.
Chad Jackson was in a foul mood. The truck he relied upon for his summer lawn-mowing business was broken down. Some of his customers wanted their lawn mowed, which exacerbated his grumpiness. It was October. Who mows their lawn in October? But [...]
December 10, 2012
A new Japanese study shows that early compression-only CPR, without rescue breathing, kept more people alive with good brain function after they had a sudden cardiac arrest.
Survival rates of more than 40 percent were noted when cardiac arrests were observed, bystanders provided early compression-only CPR, and an electric shock was [...]
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A woman called 911 recently and told dispatchers that her grandmother wasn’t breathing. The Columbus firefighter who took the call double-checked the address and phone number and then told the woman that they were going to start CPR together.
She hesitated but answered yes when Russell McGinnis asked whether she knew how to [...]
Approximately 460,000 individuals die every year from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
Louis Abbott had just seconds to assess what had happened to his brother, Ral, after he fell off a short ladder while working at a vineyard in Velarde about three weeks ago.
ScienceDaily (Sep. 2010) — 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.
In 1960, a group of resuscitation pioneers combined mouth-to-mouth free cialis coupon breathing with chest compressions to create cardiopulmonary resuscitation, the lifesaving action we now call CPR. This action, when provided immediately after a sudden cardiac arrest, can significantly increase a victim’s chance of survival.
Dispatchers should give CPR instructions to bystanders of all suspected cardiac arrest victims, researchers said. The benefit of CPR to those having a cardiac arrest far outweighs the risk of injury to those who aren’t.
During 9-1-1 calls, dispatchers help bystanders correctly identify patients in cardiac arrest about half the time.
Of 1,700 patients studied, three [...]
ScienceDaily (Aug. 3, 2009) ” Nine-year-olds can and should learn CPR. A study of 147 schoolchildren has shown that, although the smallest may lack the requisite strength, the knowledge of how to perform basic life support is well retained by young children.
This article, originally published on The American Heart Assoc. website outlines the importance of continued chest compressions with fewer breaths.Â This further supports the option of “Hands Only CPR,”Â especially for the lay rescuer.
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