Determining resuscitation preferences of elderly inpatients: a review of the literature
- The Emergence of Geriatric Assessment Units. Epstein, Arnold M.; Hall, Judith A.; Besdine, Richard; Cumella Jr., Edward; Feldstein, Michael; McNeil, Barbara J.; Rowe, John W. // Annals of Internal Medicine;Feb87, Vol. 106 Issue 2, p299
Provides information on a study which examined the operation and the proliferation of geriatric assessment units. Background on geriatric assessment units; Identification and evaluation of geriatric assessment units; Findings and its implications.
- How CPR can save a child's life. // Current Health 1;Dec92, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p20
Explains how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on infants (under age one) and children (ages one through eight years). How to check responsiveness, call for help and position the victim; Opening the airway; How to check breathing and give two breaths; Emergency Medical Service...
- Do you know these new emergency protocols? Moore, Kathleen // RN;Nov92, Vol. 55 Issue 11, p34
Presents revisions in the American Heart Association's Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiac Care, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in October, 1992. Emergency measures; Using ventilation masks; Protocol for IV adenosine and IV...
- IF YOU HAVE A HEART ATTACK, HOPE YOU'RE IN SEATTLE. Rylko, C. // Saturday Evening Post;Apr88, Vol. 260 Issue 3, p56
The remarkable survival rate of people with sudden cardiac arrest in the city of Seattle, WA, is due to a combination of CPR-trained citizens and a fast emergency-care system.
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Niemann, James T.; Desforges, Jane F. // New England Journal of Medicine;10/8/92, Vol. 327 Issue 15, p1075
Presents an overview of cardiopulmonary arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Causes of cardiopulmonary arrest; Diagnosis of cardiopulmonary arrest; Artificial circulation and chest compressions; Work of Kouwenhoven, et al, in 1960; Endotracheal intubation; Advanced cardiac life...
- Know when to stop advanced life support for cardiac arrest victims. // Modern Medicine;Mar94, Vol. 62 Issue 3, p57
Presents abstracts of the articles entitled `Predicting the Outcome of Unsuccessful Pre-Hospital Advanced Cardiac Life Support,' by A.L. Kellermana, et al, `Distinct Criteria for Termination of Resuscitation in the Out-of-Hospital Setting,' by M.J. Bonnin, et al, and `Prehospital Resuscitation:...
- New for CPR. // Better Homes & Gardens;Feb1993, Vol. 71 Issue 2, p84
Reports on new advice from a national study group that recommends calling an emergency number before beginning cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on a heart attack victim. Where the new recommendation does not apply; Why this change was made; Other change in adult CPR.
- When CPR only prolongs death. Carey, Benedict; Chen, Ingfei // Health (Time Inc. Health);Jul/Aug93, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p11
Deals with the issue of whether or not to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on seriously ill or dying patients. Review of the use of CPR on patients receiving treatment for serious illnesses; Success rate; No health improvement; Probable emotional and financial cost of CPR; Choice...
- Saving a stranger's life. Kritz, F.L.; Roberts, M. // U.S. News & World Report;1/29/90, Vol. 108 Issue 4, p63
Reports how the interest in cardiopulmonary-resuscitation (CPR) courses has slackened, possibly because people worry that being called upon to offer a stranger mouth-to-mouth resuscitation might put them at risk of contracting AIDS. The CPR procedure; The need for professional help.