Navigation Links
Treatment guidelines lead to four-fold increase in survival rate for cardiac arrest
Date:5/29/2008

A new study finds that recent guidelines outlined by the American Heart Association (AHA) for treatments used by emergency and critical care medical practitioners on cardiac arrest patients has lead to substantial improvements in survival rates. The findings show that, when fully implemented, the treatment protocol increased the odds of survival nearly four-fold for victims of cardiac arrest.

The study, led by Drs. Paul Hinchey, Brent Myers of the Wake County EMS System in Raleigh, N.C, is the first comprehensive evaluation of 2005 American Heart Association guidelines on the use of compression, ventilation and induced hypothermia after community-wide implementation. The results are based on the outcomes of adults treated for cardiac arrest by emergency responders in an urban/suburban emergency medical services system with existing advanced life support.

The authors highlight the benefits of a healthcare community being able to implement a comprehensive care plan for victims of cardiac arrest from the living room of the victims home to the intensive care unit (ICU).

The essential elements of this plan were a focus on simple, continuous cardiac compressions, controlled ventilations, early utilization of induced hypothermia and transport of resuscitated patients to specialized post-resuscitation hospitals.

There is ample evidence to support the use of continuous compressions and induced hypothermia. However, unlike previous studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of individual interventions on a study population, this study demonstrates the substantial impact that comprehensive implementation of a multi-disciplinary treatment protocol can have on a community.

Our findings not only demonstrate beneficial outcomes for victims of cardiac arrest, but also suggest the possibility that such treatment plans can be implemented for other medical conditions, say the authors.


'/>"/>

Contact: Sean Wagner
swagner@wiley.com
781-388-8550
Wiley-Blackwell
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Orphan Therapeutics Announces Initiation of Rolling NDA Submission for LUCASSIN(R) (terlipressin) for the Treatment of Hepatorenal Syndrome Type 1
2. Why some treatments rescue aging skin
3. Study: Child maltreatment victims lose 2 years of quality of life
4. Significant Barriers Prevent People with MS from Fully Committing to Treatment Regimen, New Survey Reveals
5. New Research and Treatment Options for Millions Suffering Headaches and Chronic Pain to be Presented at 10th Annual Headache and Pain Conference
6. New Veterans Drug Court Focuses on Rehabilitating Our Soldiers Through Mental Health Treatment
7. Watson Announces Oxybutynin Topical Gel NDA Accepted for Filing by FDA for the Treatment of Overactive Bladder
8. Best Treatment for Vertigo Is Easiest One
9. New Treatment Guide for Eating Disorders Available to Healthcare Professionals
10. Men With Low Testosterone Not Receiving Treatment
11. Many men with low testosterone levels do not receive treatment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/9/2014)... , , , , ... , , , , ... 50m downrange from the firer and approximately 30cm from the bullet... , , ... , , , , , ... , , , , , , University of Southampton researchers, ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... School of Medicine of the University of Southern ... specific component of the immune system are completely ... infection. The discovery suggests that blocking this immune ... autoimmune and hyper-inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis ... published online on June 23 in The ...
(Date:7/8/2014)... Department of Defense,s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency ... to $2.5 million to develop an implantable neural ... neurons within the brain to help restore memory, ... builds on the understanding that memory is a ... the brain encode information, store it and retrieve ...
(Date:7/8/2014)... 2014 In a study published yesterday in the ... La Jolla Institute (LJI) led by Pandurangan Vijayanand, Ph.D. identify ... currently affects over 200 million people world wide. , ... be divided into small sections or ,neighborhoods., Scientists can ... primed for gene production, by looking for a marker on ...
(Date:7/8/2014)... new NPR/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health ... stress in Americans, lives finds that about half of ... stressful event or experience in the past year. Nearly ... to health. , More than half of those who ... month say too many overall responsibilities and financial problems ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Fit for the frontline? New study identifies the hearing requirements of British soldiers 2Health News:Fit for the frontline? New study identifies the hearing requirements of British soldiers 3Health News:Fit for the frontline? New study identifies the hearing requirements of British soldiers 4Health News:Fit for the frontline? New study identifies the hearing requirements of British soldiers 5Health News:Fit for the frontline? New study identifies the hearing requirements of British soldiers 6Health News:Fit for the frontline? New study identifies the hearing requirements of British soldiers 7Health News:DARPA selects Lawrence Livermore to develop world's first neural device to restore memory 2Health News:DARPA selects Lawrence Livermore to develop world's first neural device to restore memory 3Health News:LJI develops new approach to identify genes poised to respond in asthma patients 2Health News:Poll finds health most common major stressful event in Americans' lives last year 2Health News:Poll finds health most common major stressful event in Americans' lives last year 3Health News:Poll finds health most common major stressful event in Americans' lives last year 4
... ... international events for Valentine,s weekend in Las Vegas: The USA ... the Power Pilates "Power Higher" Conference will host Pilates professionals worldwide. ... teams, Pilates professionals and thousands of spectators from around the world ...
... from the Cleveland Clinic found that the overall mortality ... rheumatic diseases was not worse than the age and ... reported in previous studies of rheumatic diseases and conditions ... study appear in the February issue of Arthritis ...
... , Jan. 27 Ms. Lorren ... issued the following statement in advance of the President,s ... more than 150 public, private, and voluntary organizations dedicated to ... viral hepatitis that afflicts more than 5 million Americans: , ...
... had brain or other central nervous system cancers, or ... public, according to an article published online January 27 ... . This study was undertaken because previous studies ... had contradictory findings, or were not population-based. E.R. ...
... from diabetes, according to a prospective study of Group ... kidney failure or blindness, the result of small vessel ... heart attack or stroke. The findings were published ... journal of the American Diabetes Association. The study was ...
... Study suggests higher cost-sharing for outpatient visits may increase ... Boosting co-pays for doctor visits and other outpatient care ... may have the unintended consequence of sharply increasing hospitalizations, ... end up inflating overall health-care spending and put vulnerable ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Rugby & Pilates Have a Date for Valentine's Weekend in Vegas 2Health News:Rugby & Pilates Have a Date for Valentine's Weekend in Vegas 3Health News:Rugby & Pilates Have a Date for Valentine's Weekend in Vegas 4Health News:Rugby & Pilates Have a Date for Valentine's Weekend in Vegas 5Health News:Mortality rates for pediatric rheumatology patients significantly lower than previously reported 2Health News:NVHR Issues Challenge to Administration, Congress: Don't Leave 5 Million Americans Afflicted with Chronic Viral Hepatitis Out in the Cold with Budget Freeze 2Health News:NVHR Issues Challenge to Administration, Congress: Don't Leave 5 Million Americans Afflicted with Chronic Viral Hepatitis Out in the Cold with Budget Freeze 3Health News:Severe complications of diabetes higher in depressed patients 2Health News:Raising Co-Pays for Doctor Visits Raises Seniors' Hospital Use 2Health News:Raising Co-Pays for Doctor Visits Raises Seniors' Hospital Use 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... LAVAL, Quebec , Jan. 15, 2014  Valeant Pharmaceuticals ... VRX) announced that the applicable waiting period under the ... to the previously announced tender offer by its indirect ... the outstanding shares of common stock of Solta Medical, ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 14, 2014 HeartWare International, Inc . (NASDAQ: ... invasive, miniaturized circulatory support technologies that are revolutionizing the ... expects revenues for the fourth quarter of 2013 will ... to approximately $208 million. "Our full-year revenue ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Acumed,s new SLIC Screw ... with accompanying instrumentation to place and insert the screw ... soft tissue (e.g. ligament) repair or reconstruction as it ... (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140114/MN45636 ) ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces Receipt Of Antitrust Clearance For Its Previously Announced Acquisition Of Solta Medical, Inc. 2Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces Receipt Of Antitrust Clearance For Its Previously Announced Acquisition Of Solta Medical, Inc. 3HeartWare International Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter 2013 Revenues 2HeartWare International Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter 2013 Revenues 3HeartWare International Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter 2013 Revenues 4Acumed introduces the Scapho-Lunate Inter Carpal (SLIC) Screw System 2Acumed introduces the Scapho-Lunate Inter Carpal (SLIC) Screw System 3
... Panasonic Healthcare Group today announced a new distribution ... for the hearing professional, which will allow licensed ... www.panasonic-hearingshop.com .  This is the first time ... for hearing care professionals to order online.    ...
... CHICAGO, Feb. 10, 2012  Zacks highlights commentary from People and ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101027/ZIRLOGO ) For more Voice of the ... Market Percolates, Doubters Wait They,re ... of course the troll community. They,re telling you the market ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Panasonic Reaches Distribution Agreement With The Hearing Shop 2Panasonic Reaches Distribution Agreement With The Hearing Shop 3Panasonic Reaches Distribution Agreement With The Hearing Shop 4Zacks' Voice of the People highlights opportunities with Walgreen, Occidental Petroleum and Brown & Brown 2Zacks' Voice of the People highlights opportunities with Walgreen, Occidental Petroleum and Brown & Brown 3
The BluefishRx ICD-9 is a Palm OS code lookup tool which incorporates the ICD-9 code set with the full and short code descriptions. It includes a multi keyword search tool with a dictionary of over 2...
MD Coder v 6.0 is a charge capture for the Palm OS and Pocket PC operating systems. We have integrated the feedback from hospitals and physicians. MD Coder v 6.0 comes in three versions: Physician Ba...
Preferred Health Resourses Practice Management System is called Remedy. The PDA version is Remedy for the Palm. It is a data capture program for your medical billing....
ZapICD is a reference to the complete set of ICD codes....
Medicine Products: