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ECMO improves survival, neurological outcomes in patients suffering from cardiac arrest

ECMO improves survival, neurological outcomes in patients suffering from cardiac arrest

A new study shows that survival and neurological outcomes for patients in cardiac arrest can be improved by adding extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) when performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). [More]
Low vitamin D levels linked to poor brain function after sudden cardiac arrest

Low vitamin D levels linked to poor brain function after sudden cardiac arrest

Vitamin D deficiency increases the risk of poor brain function after sudden cardiac arrest by seven-fold, according to research presented at Acute Cardiovascular Care 2014 by Dr Jin Wi from Korea. Vitamin D deficiency also led to a higher chance of dying after sudden cardiac arrest. [More]

People should not rely on YouTube videos to save lives

Only a handful of CPR and basic life support (BLS) videos available on YouTube provide instructions which are consistent with recent health guidelines, according to a new study published in Emergency Medicine Australasia, the journal for the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM). [More]
ACCA Clinical Decision-Making Toolkit mobile app helps make quick and correct decision

ACCA Clinical Decision-Making Toolkit mobile app helps make quick and correct decision

The ACCA Clinical Decision-Making Toolkit mobile app is now available on the App Store and Google Play. When dealing with acute cardiovascular diseases, a few seconds can make the difference and instant access to the best recommendations can save lives. [More]
Dentalpost launches continuing education management tool

Dentalpost launches continuing education management tool

DentalPost, the dental industry's premier online and mobile job board, announces the launch of its continuing education management tool. This innovative online system, a first of its kind in the dental job board industry, allows users to manage CEs and Required Hours in an easy to navigate one-stop site. [More]
EMP introduces Guardian Angel Personal Safety Device for emergency responders

EMP introduces Guardian Angel Personal Safety Device for emergency responders

Emergency Medical Products (EMP), a leading distributor of emergency medical equipment and supplies, announced the addition of the Guardian Angel Personal Safety Device to its growing line of medical supplies and equipment. [More]
Team debriefings linked with good neurological survival for kids suffering from cardiac arrest

Team debriefings linked with good neurological survival for kids suffering from cardiac arrest

A new study found that staff members who joined structured team debriefings after emergency care for children suffering in-hospital cardiac arrests improved their CPR performance and substantially increased the rates of patients surviving with favorable neurological outcomes. [More]
Tips to keep children safe while playing around water

Tips to keep children safe while playing around water

Doctors at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center want to make sure children are safe this summer when they are playing in or around water. [More]
First Edition: June 10, 2014

First Edition: June 10, 2014

Today's headlines include details of an extensive, nationwide audit of the wait times for care at VA hospitals and clinics. [More]
Longer looks: When an ER doctor becomes an ER patient; visualizing end-of-life treatments; Google Glass inside operating rooms

Longer looks: When an ER doctor becomes an ER patient; visualizing end-of-life treatments; Google Glass inside operating rooms

If you are shot or stabbed in or around Oakland, you are likely to be sent [to Highland Hospital). Oakland has the highest violent crime rate in the nation, so I have indeed seen my fair share of victims over my long career here. [More]
New legislation allows Illinois high schools to add CPR and AED training to curriculum

New legislation allows Illinois high schools to add CPR and AED training to curriculum

Illinois firefighters and advocates from the American Heart Association applauded Governor Quinn for signing House Bill 3724 into law at the annual Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois convention in Bloomington-Normal. [More]
First Edition: June 3, 2014

First Edition: June 3, 2014

Today's headlines include coverage of Medicare data released Monday indicating that 2012 charges for some common inpatient hospital procedures dramatically increased over the previous year. [More]
Research roundup: End-of-life preferences; surviving trauma when older; ACA's big waiver for states

Research roundup: End-of-life preferences; surviving trauma when older; ACA's big waiver for states

Policies and practices that promote advance care planning and advance directive completion implicitly assume that patients' choices for end-of-life (EOL) care are stable over time, even with changes in health status. [More]
First Edition: May 30, 2014

First Edition: May 30, 2014

Today's headlines include the latest reports about the problems with the VA health system. Kaiser Health News staff writer Julie Rovner reports: "It's not just veterans who are having trouble with health care. [More]
Loyola offers new type of implantable defibrillator that prevents sudden cardiac death

Loyola offers new type of implantable defibrillator that prevents sudden cardiac death

Loyola University Medical Center has begun offering patients a new type of implantable defibrillator that prevents sudden cardiac death with an electric shock to the heart. [More]
Adrenaline does not boost long-term survival rates in heart attack patients, says study

Adrenaline does not boost long-term survival rates in heart attack patients, says study

Giving patients adrenaline after they suffer a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital does not increase their prospects of surviving long-term, according to new research conducted at St. Michael's Hospital. [More]
Binghamton University receives HEARTSafe Campus accreditation from NCEMSF

Binghamton University receives HEARTSafe Campus accreditation from NCEMSF

Binghamton University was recently awarded a HEARTSafe Campus accreditation from the National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation, making Binghamton one of only five colleges and universities in the United States and Canada to achieve the accreditation. [More]
Cardiac arrest during childbirth may be 2 times more common than previously reported

Cardiac arrest during childbirth may be 2 times more common than previously reported

Although cardiac arrest during childbirth is rare, it may be two times more common than previously reported in the literature, suggests the first large U.S. study on the potentially deadly condition published in the April issue of Anesthesiology. [More]
Binghamton University plays role in improving Rwandan’s healthcare system

Binghamton University plays role in improving Rwandan’s healthcare system

Twenty years after the Rwandan Genocide left nearly 1 million dead and 2 million homeless, Binghamton University is playing a role in improving the nation's healthcare. Karen Feltham, a clinical instructor in the Decker School of Nursing, spent the 2013 fall semester in Rwanda working with women in the Rwandan Midwives Association. [More]
Tips for performing hands-only CPR for out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest

Tips for performing hands-only CPR for out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest

The image you have in your head of CPR is probably some combination of chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. While both may still be needed for children and infants, breaths are no longer necessary for teenagers and adults. According to the American Heart Association, hands-only CPR has been shown to be equally as effective for out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest. [More]