Navigation Links
Study Stresses Importance of Availability of Automated External Defibrillators at Athletic Events
Date:12/30/2008

Use of AED Improves Survival Rates.

Rosemont, IL (Vocus) December 30, 2008 -- Utilizing an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) as part of a comprehensive emergency action plan (EAP) at an athletic event can mean the difference between life and death for an athlete or spectator experiencing Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) , confirms a study published in the inaugural edition of Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach.

The study reports that access to AEDs and early defibrillation achieves survival rates of 41 to 74 percent, if CPR and defibrillation takes place within three to five minutes of arrest. "The most important factor in SCA survival is quick access to an on-site AED. Easy access gives a trained professional the extra minutes they need to save lives, "says lead author, Justin D. Rothmier, MD from The Sports Medicine Clinic in Seattle, Washington.

The article analyzed relevant studies on AEDs, early defibrillation, and public access defibrillation programs, as well as consensus guidelines and position statements concerning AEDs and athletics. The study recommends three strategies regarding the use of AEDs at athletic events:

  • Have an on-site AED program in the school and general athletic setting
  • An AED should be applied immediately to any collapsed or unresponsive athlete for rhythm analysis and defibrillation (if indicated), and CPR should be administered until an AED is available
  • On-site AED programs should be implemented as part of a comprehensive emergency action plan for SCA.
SCA is the most common cause of death in the United States with more than 300,000 deaths occurring a
'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2008 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Penn study finds pro-death proteins required to regulate healthy immune function
2. New study shows promise in reducing surgical risks associated with surgical bleeding
3. Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke
4. Study suggests loss of 2 types of neurons -- not just 1 -- triggers Parkinsons symptoms
5. Study says COPD testing is not measuring up
6. Preclinical study suggests organ-transplant drug may aid in lupus fight
7. Ability to cope with stress can increase good cholesterol in older white men, study finds
8. High alcohol consumption increases stroke risk, Tulane study says
9. Mailman School of Public Health study examines link between racial discrimination and substance use
10. Pitt study finds inequality in tobacco advertising
11. Stanford study highlights cost-effective method of lowering heart disease risks
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Study Stresses Importance of Availability of Automated External Defibrillators at Athletic Events 
(Date:4/22/2014)... is a popular high school sport in the United ... study by researchers in the Center for Injury Research ... to compare and describe the occurrence and distribution patterns ... high school athletic training setting among adolescents and teens. ... of Athletic Training , examined data relating to adolescents ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... have characterized a set of clock genes that drive ... of species, from flies to humans. Over 15 mammalian ... are more. A team from the Perelman School of ... approaches could find them. , To accelerate clock-gene ... of Pharmacology and first author Ron Anafi, MD, PhD, ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... of all lung cancers are small cell lung ... resistance to chemotherapy. However, researchers at Virginia Commonwealth ... into the mechanisms leading to this resistance that ... work primarily by mediating B-cell lymphoma 2 (Bcl-2) ... death. Depending on their function, this family of ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... The International Communication Association will hold its ... The theme of the 2014 conference will explore ... and digital society. , Featuring over 2,300 academic ... Communication scholars representing over 40 countries, the ICA ... in the world. This year,s conference features sessions ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... is available in German . ... intracellular signaling molecules, but their mode of action is ... cellular function and behavior, while at high concentrations they ... DNA. To analyze how redox signaling unfolds in single ... technique has been developed jointly by the teams of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New study finds 2.5 million basketball injuries to high school athletes in 6 seasons 2Health News:New study finds 2.5 million basketball injuries to high school athletes in 6 seasons 3Health News:Bioinformatics profiling identifies a new mammalian clock gene 2Health News:Scientists pinpoint protein that could improve small cell lung cancer therapies 2Health News:International Communication Association to hold Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington 2Health News:Neuroimaging: Live from inside the cell 2
... effect on quality of life. New invasive procedures, such ... stimulation, may help patients with chronic refractory headache. This ... and co-authors from the Department of Neurology at the ... Deutsches rzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2011; ...
... Aug. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Exclusive breast-feeding of infants ... against developing the itchy skin disorder known as eczema ... an infant receives only breast milk, with no additional ... Exclusive breast-feeding up to 6 months of age is ...
... in the UK, US and Canada are undermining tobacco prevention ... report by public health researchers says. The paper, published in ... films with tobacco imagery should be ineligible for public funding ... public health goals. Earlier research shows that young people ...
... Reporter , TUESDAY, Aug. 23 (HealthDay News) -- From ... in what,s been dubbed the "mancession" are redefining their ... working partners, a small study suggests. University of ... interviews of 19 recently unemployed men. She and her ...
... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Aug. 23 (HealthDay News) ... to treat psoriasis -- an autoimmune disorder triggering itchy, ... linked to higher heart risks. But, the study ... makers impeded their ability to assess potential dangers noted ...
... , CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Assembling chemicals can be like ... developed a way of fitting the pieces together to ... and promising antioxidant. Led by chemistry professor Martin ... of the chemistry journal Angewandte Chemie . ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Breast-Feeding Won't Prevent Kids' Eczema, Researchers Say 2Health News:Government subsidies to the US film industry promote youth smoking, argue researchers 2Health News:In Tough Times, Jobless Men Embrace Housework 2Health News:In Tough Times, Jobless Men Embrace Housework 3Health News:Injectable Psoriasis Drugs May Not Hike Heart Risks: Study 2Health News:Injectable Psoriasis Drugs May Not Hike Heart Risks: Study 3Health News:A new set of building blocks for simple synthesis of complex molecules 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Novation, the leading health care ... new IT value-added reseller (VAR) national contracts that expand ... and services at lower costs. These include manufacturer product ... as initiative assistance and ongoing IT consulting support. ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 BreedIT Corp (OTC: BRDT), through ... of highly sophisticated agro-breeding solutions for plant breeders and ... Company,s board of directors appointed chemistry and pharmaceutical industry ... member of the board. From 1975 to ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Jan. 15, 2014  Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... Symphony® CGM System as a non-invasive, wireless continuous glucose ... , Executive Chairman and Interim CEO of Echo Therapeutics, ... Annual Equity Conference. Mr. Doman will ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Novation Information Technology VAR Contracts Offer Significant Savings to Hospitals 2BreedIT (OTC: BRDT) Appoints Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Industry Expert Dr. Ben-Zion Weiner to Its Board of Directors 2BreedIT (OTC: BRDT) Appoints Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Industry Expert Dr. Ben-Zion Weiner to Its Board of Directors 3Echo Therapeutics to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Tenth Annual Equity Conference 2Echo Therapeutics to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Tenth Annual Equity Conference 3
...  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has ... as many people as car accidents.  Drug diversion is ... as the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce ... – "Prescription Drug Diversion: Combating the Scourge" ...
... SYDNEY, March 1, 2012  In a single bound, Nepean ... radiation therapy for its prostate cancer cases to a ... Arc Therapy), a technique that is even quicker with ... NCCC physicians treated their first patient with prostate cancer ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Australian Clinic Puts Prostate Cancer Radiation Therapy on Fast Track With Elekta VMAT and Integrity Digital Control System 2Australian Clinic Puts Prostate Cancer Radiation Therapy on Fast Track With Elekta VMAT and Integrity Digital Control System 3
The AcuMatch M-Series modular femoral stem is a unique, innovative three-piece modular stem designed to address even the most complicated of clinical indications....
The link classic plus hip stem for cemented primary hip replacement surgery...
The uncemented hip joint prosthesis system...
The Quatroloc primary hip system offers 35 primary stems to fit almost all femurs for primary hip arthroplasty....
Medicine Products: