News tagged with cardiac arrest

A new order for CPR, spelled C-A-B

The American Heart Association is re-arranging the ABCs of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in its 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care, published ...

Oct 18, 2010
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Hospitals hunt substitutes as drug shortages rise

(AP) -- A growing shortage of medications for a host of illnesses - from cancer to cystic fibrosis to cardiac arrest - has hospitals scrambling for substitutes to avoid patient harm, and sometimes even delaying treatment.

May 30, 2011
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FDA wants stricter testing for defibrillators

(AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration is recommending stricter safety measures for heart-zapping defibrillators after years of increasing problems with the emergency medical devices.

Jan 21, 2011
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Mechanical versus manual CPR may be too close to call

Pushing on the chest to simulate the heart’s rhythmic pumping action is an essential part of cardiopulmonary resuscitation after cardiac arrest. In recent decades, manufacturers have developed several mechanical devices ...

Jan 19, 2011
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