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Barriers Hinder EMS Workers From Using Best Resuscitation Practices

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report: Study highlights: Cardiac arrest patients may not be getting the best care by EMS personnel due to a number of external factors. EMS should have adequate time in the field to give high-quality CPR and other resuscitation effort...

Scienceroll.com on an iPhone Application for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training

DEBRECEN, Hungary, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Bertalan Mesko, medical blogger and health 2.0 consultant, described iCPR Lite , a new iPhone application, developed by Federico Semeraro, MD and the D-Sign Team, that provides a step-by-step guide about cardiopulmonary resuscitation. As everyone should ...

Philips Announces 2008 Winner of American Heart Association-Philips Resuscitation Fellowship Award

Rhode Island Hospital's Dr. Ohad Ziv will use grant to advance resuscitation research NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) today announced that Dr. Ohad Ziv, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist at Rhode Island Hospital, has been selected as the...

Advanced Circulatory Systems Receives $1.5 Million From NIH for Study of Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Techniques

Oshkosh is one of six sites included in national study Study needed because of low cardiac arrest survival rates OSHKOSH, Wis., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Circulatory Systems, Inc. ( http://www.advancedcirculatory.com ) announced today that it has received an additional $1...

3 Michigan Counties Participating in NIH Study of Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Techniques

New 1.5 million dollar NIH funding advances study Study needed because of low cardiac arrest survival rates MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Circulatory Systems, Inc. ( http://www.advancedcirculatory.com ) announced today that it has received an additional $1.5 mi...

Hands-Only Resuscitation OK for Cardiac Arrest

New American Heart Association guidelines don't require ventilation MONDAY, March 31 (HealthDay News) -- If you see someone collapse in a public place or at home and you think it might be a heart attack, start pushing on his or her chest as hard as you can and as often as you can. T...

'Mock' drills boost child resuscitation skills in 'failing' adult emergency rooms

Following up on a study that found widespread failures in simulated child resuscitation among emergency room staff, a research team from the Johns Hopkins Childrens Center and Duke University Medical Center reports that it doesnt take much more than a mock trauma drill to diagnose the shortcomings...

Token resuscitation attempts on hopelessly ill patients prolong suffering

Resuscitating hopelessly ill patients too slowly to save their lives can be an invasive and undignified procedure that prolongs death and suffering, according to the November issue of Journal of Clinical Nursing. Nursing ethics lecturer Jacinta Kelly, from Trinity College Dublin, has called for...

State Regulation of Massage Therapy Will Improve Public Health, Safety

...st 600 hours of in-class, postsecondary massage education. The education must include training about HIV and related risks, along with cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques. The act also requires applicants to pass a national examination. A provision of the act "grandfathers" existing practitioners, tho...

Even 9-Year-Olds Can Learn CPR

...support skills, researchers say FRIDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) -- Children as young as 9 years old can and should learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), Austrian researchers say. In a study of 147 students who received six hours of life-support training, 86 percent of the children performed C...
Resuscitation in Medical Technology

Whatcom County, Washington Participating in NIH Study of Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Techniques

New 1.5 million dollar NIH funding advances study Study needed because of low cardiac arrest survival rates MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Circulatory Systems, Inc. ( http://www.advancedcirculatory.com ) announced today that it has received an additional $1.5 mi...

U.S. Naval Medical Research Center Resubmits IND Application for Proposed 'RESUS' Clinical Trial in Trauma Patients in the Out-of-Hospital Setting

... As previously reported, in June 2008 the NMRC submitted and subsequently withdrew an Op RESUS protocol for a Phase 2 clinical trial of Hemopure for resuscitation of operations casualties with severe traumatic hemorrhagic shock, when blood transfusion is not available. The proposed trial hypothesis is that for s...

FDA Approves LUSEDRA(TM) (fospropofol disodium) Injection for Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC) Sedation

...h the recovery process for early signs of hypotension, apnea, airway obstruction, and/or oxygen desaturation. Facilities for providing cardiopulmonary resuscitation must be immediately available. The following serious adverse reactions have been reported with the use of LUSEDRA. -- Hypotension ...

FDA Files Application To Convert ONTAK(R) (Denileukin Diftitox) to Full Approval for Use in Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma (CTCL)

...ould use ONTAK (denileukin diftitox). Patients treated with denileukin diftitox must be managed in a facility equipped and staffed for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and where the patient can be closely monitored for an appropriate period based on his or her health status. CONTRAINDICATIONS: ONTAK is contraindi...

U.S. Navy Submits Protocol for Field Trauma Trial of Hemopure(R)

...trial of Hemopure(R) [hemoglobin glutamer - 250 (bovine)], or HBOC-201, for resuscitation of operational casualties with severe traumatic hemorrhagic shock without a...ng Hemopure versus the group of patients receiving the "standard fluid" for resuscitation (Hextend). Secondary and tertiary outcome measures are also defined. All su...

Oridion Announces Major Medical Research and Congress Presentations

...) and EUS (Endoscopic ultrasound). Other studies describing the clinical value of Microstream(R) EtCO2 monitoring were presented during the European resuscitation Council (ERC) in Ghent, Belgium and the European Society of Anesthesiology (ESA) in Copenhagen, Denmark. At ERC, two oral presentations were given and...

CPR Data Debriefing by Hospital Responders Improves CPR Performance and Increases Initial Survival Rate Following Cardiac Arrest

...ical responders were able to learn from their past resuscitation performance and apply this knowledge to future res...n, director of Clinical Research for the Emergency resuscitation Center at the University of Chicago Medical Center...mance review has broad applicability for improving resuscitation training." Results drawn from medical profession...

Cardium's Innercool Therapies Unit Announces Publication of Positive Effects of Early and Rapid Hypothermia Following Heart Attack

...ved long-term neurological function. Based on these and other results, the American Heart Association (AHA) and the International Liaison Committee on resuscitation (ILCOR) have issued guidelines recommending that cardiac arrest victims be treated with induced hypothermia. Ischemic diseases constitute the larges...

Surgeons Develop Innovative Life-Saving Treatments to Correct Massive Bleeding in Trauma Patients

...othermia can preserve organs and prevent death, even in the setting of advanced shock that does not respond to conventional methods of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and is typically considered "irreversible". Dr. Alam and his colleagues at Massachusetts General Hospital as well as researchers at the University o...

Lipitor Provides Unprecedented Cardiovascular Risk Reductions in Diabetes Patients with Metabolic Syndrome and in Stroke Patients

... mini-stroke during the trial had a significant 53 percent reduction in the risk of major coronary events (death from cardiac causes, heart attack, or resuscitation after cardiac arrest) with Lipitor 80 mg. These analyses from two landmark clinical outcomes studies were presented at the annual meeting of the Ameri...
Resuscitation in Medical Products

AutoPulse Resuscitation System 100

Description: The AutoPulse Resuscitation System consists of the portable AutoPulse Platform, a single-patient-use chest compression assembly and a rechargeable battery pack with a state-of-the-art recharger. The latex-free LifeBand is designed for adults with weight up to 300 lbs with chest circumference of 29...
Company:ZOLL Medical Corporation

Raindrop® Medication Nebulizer

Description:...ncludes Mallinckrodt® Endotracheal Tubes and specialty airways, Shiley® Tracheostomy Tubes, DAR® Filters, Easy Cap® CO2 Detectors, and resuscitation bags. Through our association with Puritan Bennett, a leader in critical care ventilators, you have access to complete systems for critical care. Clic...
Company:Nellcor

ACE® Aerosol Cloud Enhancer

Description:...olized medication from MDI canisters. Its versatile design allows it to be used in a ventilator circuit, in conjunction with an endotracheal airway or resuscitation bag and for routine, oral inhalation. ACE may also be used in conjunction with an incentive spirometer to help teach the patient proper technique. ACE...
Company:DHD Healthcare

Raindrop® Medication Nebulizer - Pediatric Aerosol Mask & Tubing

Description:...ncludes Mallinckrodt® Endotracheal Tubes and specialty airways, Shiley® Tracheostomy Tubes, DAR® Filters, Easy Cap® CO2 Detectors, and resuscitation bags. Through our association with Puritan Bennett, a leader in critical care ventilators, you have access to complete systems for critical care. Clic...
Company:Nellcor

ACE® Aerosol Cloud Enhancer Pediatric Kits

Description:...olized medication from MDI canisters. Its versatile design allows it to be used in a ventilator circuit, in conjunction with an endotracheal airway or resuscitation bag and for routine, oral inhalation. ACE may also be used in conjunction with an incentive spirometer to help teach the patient proper technique. ACE...
Company:DHD Healthcare

Raindrop® Medication Nebulizer - Tee Adapter & Mouthpiece

Description:...ncludes Mallinckrodt® Endotracheal Tubes and specialty airways, Shiley® Tracheostomy Tubes, DAR® Filters, Easy Cap® CO2 Detectors, and resuscitation bags. Through our association with Puritan Bennett, a leader in critical care ventilators, you have access to complete systems for critical care. Clic...
Company:Nellcor

Raindrop® Medication Nebulizer - Tee Adapter, Mouthpiece & Reservoir

Description:...ncludes Mallinckrodt® Endotracheal Tubes and specialty airways, Shiley® Tracheostomy Tubes, DAR® Filters, Easy Cap® CO2 Detectors, and resuscitation bags. Through our association with Puritan Bennett, a leader in critical care ventilators, you have access to complete systems for critical care. Clic...
Company:Nellcor

Raindrop® Medication Nebulizer - Universal Tip, Tubing, Mouthpiece, Tee Adapter & Reservoir

Description:...ncludes Mallinckrodt® Endotracheal Tubes and specialty airways, Shiley® Tracheostomy Tubes, DAR® Filters, Easy Cap® CO2 Detectors, and resuscitation bags. Through our association with Puritan Bennett, a leader in critical care ventilators, you have access to complete systems for critical care. Clic...
Company:Nellcor

Raindrop® Medication Nebulizer - Mouthpiece, Tee Adapter, Reservoir & Tubing

Description:...ncludes Mallinckrodt® Endotracheal Tubes and specialty airways, Shiley® Tracheostomy Tubes, DAR® Filters, Easy Cap® CO2 Detectors, and resuscitation bags. Through our association with Puritan Bennett, a leader in critical care ventilators, you have access to complete systems for critical care. Clic...
Company:Nellcor

Raindrop® Medication Nebulizer - Adult Aerosol Mask & Tubing

Description:...ncludes Mallinckrodt® Endotracheal Tubes and specialty airways, Shiley® Tracheostomy Tubes, DAR® Filters, Easy Cap® CO2 Detectors, and resuscitation bags. Through our association with Puritan Bennett, a leader in critical care ventilators, you have access to complete systems for critical care. Clic...
Company:Nellcor
Resuscitation in Medical Definition

Medical procedure

...ided surgery Facial rejuvenation Neovaginoplasty Vaginoplasty Ablation Amputation Bucomaxillofacial surgery Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) Cryosurgery General surgery Hand surgery Laminectomy Hemilaminectomy Laparoscopic surgery Lithotriptor Lobotomy ...
Resuscitation in Medical Dictionary

Resuscitation

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency medical procedure for a victim of cardiac arrest or, in some circumstances, respiratory arrest. CPR is performed in hospitals, or in the community by laypersons or by... resuscitation ( ri′səsə′tāshən ) ( medicine ) Restoration of c...

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency medical procedure for a victim of cardiac arrest or, in some circumstances, respiratory arrest. CPR is performed in hospitals, or in the community by laypersons or by... More about Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR): Purpose Pre...

Sepsis

... of this severe infection in the blood and body. The Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) has been developed by the European Society ... Sepsis resuscitation Bundle. Timing of Blood Cultures. Timing of Antibiotics ... Sepsis , also known as systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), is a ... ...

Neonatal

...ishing current information for nurses about neonatal care. Neonatal resuscitation Program (NRP) information and other Neonatal resuscitation Program ... 2005 Guidelines for Neonatal Resuscitation. History & Bas...

Apgar score

...s after the birth. ... The Apgar score provides a convenient shorthand for reporting the status of the ... An Apgar score assigned during resuscitation is not equiv ... What do the APGAR scores mean? ... At the one minute APGAR , scores between seven and ten ... At the five minute APGAR ,...
Resuscitation in Biological News

Design input accelerates new technologies' route to market

...y. It could eventually replace the traditional stethoscope method of monitoring heart rate during childbirth, which is open to human error, interrupts resuscitation and can fail to detect sudden and serious changes to a baby's medical condition. The Mixed Reality Lab within the School of Computer Science has ...

Therapeutic hypothermia is promising strategy to minimize tissue damage

...et al. focus on "Perioperative Hypothermia: Use and Therapeutic Implications," and Kim et al. describe "The Use of Pre-Hospital Mild Hypothermia After resuscitation from Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest." Kochanek et al. collaborate on two articles on therapeutic hypothermia in pediatric populations, one describing...

UT faculty members win American Heart Association awards for advancing research

...stitute. Holcomb received the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award in Trauma resuscitation Science, which was established in 2003 to recognize leaders in this field. ...geon to receive a Lifetime Achievement award for their contributions to the resuscitation of critically ill or injured patients. Dr. Holcomb, while serving in the U....

Life Sciences Discovery Fund awards health research program grants

...ne development, improving the potential of cardiac resuscitation technology, improving the delivery of mental healt...hods inside human cells, to studying point-of-care resuscitation technology, and to reaching out to rural, underser...Program to Integrate Technology and Cardiac Arrest resuscitation Program focus: To improve cardiac...

New cardiology research presented at CHEST 2008

...suggest that patients who are seriously ill, as well as their families, should be well informed regarding the expected outcome of multiple in-hospital resuscitation events. #6700 CHEST COMPRESSIONS DIFFICULT FOR MEN AND WOMEN TO PERFORM (Wednesday, October 29, 10:30 AM EST) Female hospital staff membe...

Resuscitation technique after brain injury may do more harm than good

...llowed to recover with room air. "This study suggests 100 percent oxygen resuscitation may further damage an already compromised brain," said Dr. Steven Kernie, a... said. "Our research shows even brief exposure to 100 percent oxygen during resuscitation actually worsens white-matter injuries." Dr. Kernie said adding pure oxy...

Hyperviscous fluids: Better treatment for severe blood loss

...od loss, but UC San Diego bioengineering researchers have reported improved resuscitation with a radically different approach. Building on earlier studies in humans ...ne with viscosity enhancers that thicken blood. Reporting in the journal resuscitation in an article that is available online, the researchers describe dramatic i...

New CPR promises better results by compressing abdomen, not Chest

... developed a new method to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation that promises to be more effective than standard C...e is performed. For every one minute of delay, the resuscitation rate decreases by 10 percent. "In other words, at 10 minutes, the resuscitation is absolutely ineffective," said Leslie Geddes, Sh...

New study aims to stop sepsis in its tracks

..., the patient is quickly spiraling into multisystem organ failure. Starting resuscitation at this point may already be too late." To test ways of managing the di...ilize, diagnose, and treat sepsis. The protocol includes a sequence of resuscitation methods to deliver fluids, restore blood pressure, and monitor cardiovascul...

Clot-busting drug helps revive cardiac arrest patients

...ter and lead author on the study, reported in the June issue of the journal resuscitation and available now on-line. The pilot study involved patients with cardi...dvanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) measures, which include cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), drugs such as adrenaline, and defibrillation, an electric shock to t...
Resuscitation in Biological Technology

Thomson Reuters Names 'Hottest' Researchers and Papers of 2007-2008

...aper discussing the reprogramming of human somatic cells took second place with 116 citations, while a paper exploring insulin therapy and pentastarch resuscitation in severe sepsis received 112 citations and rounds out the top three. For a detailed list of the 2007-2008 hottest researchers and research paper...

Advanced Technologies and Wireless Telecommunications Enhance Care and Medical Training at the Ryder Trauma Center in Miami

... wireless broadband is available. The project enables specialty physicians using the RP-7 robot to actively participate in the delivery of care in the resuscitation Unit, Operating Rooms and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) from a remote location. Once connected, the surgeons can autonomously drive the robot to patients...

Cardium Announces FDA 510(K) Clearance of InnerCool's RapidBlue(TM) Endovascular System

...ved long-term neurological function. Based on these and other results, the American Heart Association (AHA) and the International Liaison Committee on resuscitation (ILCOR) have issued guidelines recommending that cardiac arrest victims be treated with induced hypothermia. Ischemic diseases constitute the larges...

Lilly to Acquire ImClone Systems in $6.5 Billion Transaction

... experienced their first severe infusion reaction during later infusions - Monitor patients for 1 hour following ERBITUX infusions in a setting with resuscitation equipment and other agents necessary to treat anaphylaxis (eg, epinephrine, corticosteroids, intravenous antihistamines, bronchodilators, and oxygen)....

Biopure Announces 2008 Second Quarter Financial Results

...ved further funding of approximately $3.4 million for the development of HBOC-201 for a project entitled: A Multifunctional Blood Substitute for Field resuscitation of Polytrauma Combat Casualties with Brain Injury and Concomitant Hemorrhagic Shock. This project is part of the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/Trauma...

Cardium's InnerCool Therapies Unit Announces European Commercialization Agreement for Portfolio of Temperature Modulation Systems

...ved long-term neurological function. Based on these and other results, the American Heart Association (AHA) and the International Liaison Committee on resuscitation (ILCOR) have issued guidelines recommending that cardiac arrest victims be treated with induced hypothermia. Ischemic diseases constitute the larges...

FDA Approves New 300mg Loading Dose Tablet for PLAVIX(R) (clopidogrel bisulfate)

... "The American College of Cardiology-American Heart Association treatment guidelines for UA/NSTEMI and the American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and Emergency Cardiac Care guidelines for ACS patients (August 2007) recommend a 300mg loading dose of clopidogrel in conjunction with ASA (aspirin), ...

Panel to Discuss the Far-Ranging Effects and Consequences of Heart Disease, Which is the Leading Killer in Both Men and Women in the United States

...ine and Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine -- Lance Becker, MD, Director of the Center for resuscitation Science at the University of Pennsylvania WHEN: Begins Airing on September 19, 2007 on PBS stations. Check your local PBS listin...

Midwest biotech stocks drop like a rock during the third quarter

...cap biotech companies like MGI Pharma and KV Pharmaceuticals. The one piece of good news in 2005 is that there have been three Midwest IPOs and the resuscitation of several companies that have been moribund and are now showing signs of life. See you next week! Disclaimer: This column is not a communication...
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