BEYOND FIRST AID
- The "delay effect" of donning a gown during cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a simulation model. Watson, Leah; Sault, William; Gwyn, Randy; Verbeek, P. Richard // CJEM: Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine;Jul2008, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p333
Objective: We sought to determine whether the use of currently issued gowns delays initiation of chest compressions and ventilations during cardiopulmonary resuscitation and whether simple gown modifications can reduce this delay. Methods: Firefighter defibrillation instructors were allocated...
- Getting more AEDs in public places. Quaile, Alistair // Journal of Paramedic Practice;Jun2014, Vol. 6 Issue 6, p283
No abstract available.
- Community first responders: improving access to defibrillation in cardiac arrest. Weir, Alan // Journal of Paramedic Practice;Mar2015, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p114
No abstract available.
- Strategy announced to improve survival rate after cardiac arrest. // Emergency Nurse;Nov2014, Vol. 22 Issue 7, p6
The article reports that the Scottish government is going to publish a strategy to help reduce the number of deaths in patients who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests.
- Public knowledge of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in Republic of Slovenia. Rajapakse, Renata; Noč, Marko; Kersnik, Janko // Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift;Dec2010, Vol. 122 Issue 23/24, p667
IM: In a case of cardiac arrest lay people in Republic of Slovenia rarely start basic life support procedures. The aim of this study was to determine the extent of knowledge about and attitude towards cardiopulmonary resuscitation in lay population. METHOD: A cross-sectional telephone survey...
- Interruptions in CPR when using mechanical chest compression devices. Williams, Julia // Journal of Paramedic Practice;Aug2012, Vol. 4 Issue 8, p482
The article reviews a study by D. Yost and colleagues that analysed the interruptions to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) during application and use of the LUCASâ„¢ mechanical chest compression (MCC) system. The authors argue that a long delay in using these devices could overshadow...
- Automated Electronic Defibrillators: Which One is Best for the Dental Office? Copp, Peter // Ontario Dentist;Sep2014, Vol. 91 Issue 7, p20
The article discusses outfitting dental clinics with emergency medical service systems like automated electronic defibrillators to deal with cardiac arrests form local anesthetic over dosage. Information on several defibrillators is tabulated including Defibtech Lifeline, HeartSineSamaritan and...
- Automated external defibrillation: implications for paramedic practice. Parry, Andy; Higginson, Ray // Journal of Paramedic Practice;Sep2013, Vol. 5 Issue 9, p498
Sudden cardiac arrest is a life-threatening condition but is one that can respond well to timely intervention such as early defibrillation. The use of Automated External Defibrillators has been shown to reverse serious cardiac arrhythmias and improve patient survival. Automated External...
- Another step towards the acceptance of chest compression only CPR for primary cardiac arrest. Ewy, Gordon A. // Evidence Based Nursing;Jan2014, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p21
The article presents a study which examines the effectiveness and acceptance of chest compression on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CO-CPR) for primary cardiac arrest. Outcomes among 1376 out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients in a prospective, nationwide, population-based cohort study...