CPR News

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2/1/2013
Program to Spot Painkiller ODs Saves Lives: Study

Goal is to teach family, friends what to do when someone has taken too many pills

1/21/2013
Prolonged CPR May Boost Chances for Cardiac Arrest Victims

Performing resuscitation efforts in hospital for more than standard 20 minutes increased survival, studies find

12/10/2012
Eliminating Mouth-to-Mouth Boosts CPR Results: Study

Used with automatic defibrillator, chest compression alone helped people survive cardiac arrest

11/7/2012
Body Temperature May Matter After Cardiac Arrest

Research suggests cooling body to 89.6 degrees Fahrenheit might improve survival, protect brain

10/24/2012
Less Bystander CPR Done in Poor, Black Neighborhoods, Study Shows

Lack of training, safety concerns may deter would-be Good Samaritans

8/30/2012
5/11/2012
Lifesaving Defibrillators Often Not Nearby When Needed

Study found automated devices were usually too far away to save cardiac arrest victims

5/11/2012
Blacks Less Likely to Get Help on Scene After Cardiac Arrest: Study

Researchers stress that CPR and defibrillator use are critical before reaching the ER

3/27/2012
Widespread CPR Training Could Boost Heart Attack Survival Rates

In Danish study, bystander assistance made difference between life, death for many patients

1/10/2012
Heart Experts Make Boosting Bystander CPR a Priority

911 dispatchers asked to talk callers through life-saving procedure after witnessing cardiac arrest

8/31/2011
Longer CPR Backfires for Certain Heart Patients: Study

Paramedics should administer rescue procedure for just one minute before assessing heart rhythm, expert says

7/11/2011
Coordinated Cooling Effort After Cardiac Arrest Can Improve Outcomes

Study found new system reduced neurological damage among patients

7/5/2011
Medical Futility Trend Seen in Neonatal Deaths

Infants' 'peace' led to withholding, withdrawal of life support in NICUs, study finds

6/25/2011
Exhausting Surf Rescues Don't Affect Lifeguards' CPR Skills

Small Swedish study found that extreme exertion had no impact on lifesaving capability

6/20/2011
Faster Transition From CPR to Defibrillator May Save Lives

A CPR pause of 20 seconds or more before electric shock to heart cuts chance of survival, study finds