- Resuscitation guidelines: 2010 update. Linden, Belinda // British Journal of Cardiac Nursing;Feb2011, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p84
The article discusses the introduced changes in the 2010 version of the guidelines for basic and advanced life support in adults and children and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in Great Britain. Resuscitation Council (UK) and European Resuscitation Council endorsed the...
- The Experience of Lay First Responders in the Northern Ireland Public Access Defibrillation (NIPAD) Project. Hamilton, A. J.; Jordan, J. E.; Moore, M. J.; Cairns, K.; Adgey, A. A. J.; Kee, F. // Ulster Medical Journal;2008, Vol. 77 Issue 2, p138
Objective: The Northern Ireland Public Access Defibrillation (NIPAD) project was established to train lay volunteers as First Responders (FRs) in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) at an out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). We wished to establish the background and experience...
- Extracorporeal life support for refractory cardiac arrest: what is a good outcome? Maj, Giulia; Bonis, Michele; Pieri, Marina; Melisurgo, Giulio; Pappalardo, Federico // Intensive Care Medicine;Dec2012, Vol. 38 Issue 12, p2083
A letter to the editor is presented which discusses how to successfully use extracorporeal life support (ECLS) among patients with refractory cardiac arrest.
- Advanced cardiac life support. Rubin, Aaron; Araujo, David // Physician & Sportsmedicine;Aug95, Vol. 23 Issue 8, p29
Discusses the various aspects of advanced cardiac life support. Algorithm for arrhythmias; Treatment of cardiac arrest associated with respiratory failure, hypothermia, trauma, near drowning and electrocution; Need for careful preparation in responding to emergencies.
- Looking at the benefits and use of defibrillators in school. Jolly, Anne // British Journal of School Nursing;Jul/Aug2013, Vol. 8 Issue 6, p271
The article focuses on the use of defibrillators in schools. According to the Basic Life Support Working Group of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR), the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) is already considered part of basic life support (BLS) and many...
- ABC of Resuscitation: ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT IN GENERAL PRACTICE. Steggles, Brian // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);5/3/1986, Vol. 292 Issue 6529, p1187
Focuses on the procedures for advanced life support in hospital. Need for general practitioners to be equipped with the resuscitation techniques; Contents of the advanced life support procedures; Factors to consider in performing defibrillation.
- Defibrillators in schools: A legal perspective. Boyd, Katrina // British Journal of School Nursing;Jul/Aug2013, Vol. 8 Issue 6, p301
The article discusses the legal background of using defibrillators in schools. With news of young people dying from sudden cardiac arrest while in school, campaigners are pushing for the introduction of new laws that will introduce defibrillators in all public places. An issue faced by school...
- Out-of-hospital ventricular fibrillation in three adolescents. Khoury, A.; Shavit, I. // Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Fetal & Neonatal Edition;Feb2009, Vol. 94 Issue 2, p12
We describe three adolescents who experienced sudden cardiac arrest due to ventricular fibrillation in an out-of-hospital setting and survived with good neurological outcome despite delayed time to defibrillation. All three were treated with prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by...
- Compression-Only CPR: Pushing the Science Forward. Cone, David C. // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;10/6/2010, Vol. 304 Issue 13, p1493
The author examines the concept of compression-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as a reasonable alternative to standard CPR by bystanders. He cites several compelling theoretical arguments in favor of compression-only CPR. He compares the effectiveness of standard CPR and...