According to the 2005 Guidelines, load-distributing band CPR (LDB-CPR), which the AutoPulse utilizes, "may be considered for use by properly trained personnel as an adjunct to CPR for patients with cardiac arrest in the out-of-hospital
or in-hospital setting (Class IIb).
Bag-mask ventilation fails to improve on endotracheal intubation in out-of-hospital
cardiac arrest patients, according to late-breaking results from the CAAM trial presented today in a Hot Line LBCT Session at ESC Congress.
He presented a case-crossover stud)" involving 12,288 Danes who experienced out-of-hospital
sudden cardiac arrest in 2001-2004.
Data from the ongoing prospective population-based Oregon Sudden Unexplained Death Study (Ore-SUDS) indicate that when cases of out-of-hospital
sudden cardiac death are determined through a comprehensive evaluation that uses multiple sources, the incidence is only one-third of that obtained through a conventional retrospective, death certificate-based review, such as that performed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Dr.
The integration enables intelligent out-of-hospital
monitoring of patients via Kiwok's mobile healthcare monitoring network.
Tenders are invited for provides integrated capabilities for current and future operations to reduce the mortality and morbidity associated with major combat-related trauma across the spectrum of combat casualty care including point of injury and preor out-of-hospital
care, the spectrum of en-route care, and facilities-based treatment.
Adding vasopressin to standard epinephrine therapy was found to be "of no benefit" during advanced resuscitation for out-of-hospital
cardiac arrest, according to Dr.
VIENNA -- A radical new approach to treatment of out-of-hospital
cardiac arrest--administration of a thrombolytic drug during CPR--will soon be evaluated in an international randomized trial.
Clinical studies show that the technology in HeartStart Defibrillators has a greater than 95 percent first-shock efficacy in out-of-hospital
cardiac arrest victims.
Commenting on the new investment the Minister said CPR and early defibrillation are the two critical interventions to enable a person to survive an out-of-hospital
There have been recent studies showing that both in-hospital and out-of-hospital
resuscitation attempts by paramedics are not good because there are too many distractions and interruptions.
The new recommendation by this influential body is that unconscious adults with return of spontaneous circulation following CPR for out-of-hospital
cardiac arrest caused by ventricular fibrillation should be cooled to 32-34[degrees]C for 12-24 hours.