Mechanical versus manual chest compressions for cardiac arrest

Background: Mechanical chest compression devices have been proposed to improve the effectiveness of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Objectives: To assess the effectiveness of resuscitation strategies using mechanical chest compressions versus resuscitation strategies using standard manual chest compressions with respect to neurologically intact survival in patients who suffer cardiac arrest. Search methods: On 19 August 2017 we searched the Cochrane [...]

Mechanical CPR: Who? When? How?

Mechanical CPR: Who? When? How? In cardiac arrest, high quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a key determinant of patient survival. However, delivery of effective chest compressions is often inconsistent, subject to fatigue and practically challenging. Mechanical CPR devices provide an automated way to deliver high-quality CPR. However, large randomized controlled trials of the routine use [...]

Emergency Response in the Ambulatory Surgery Center

Emergency Response in the Ambulatory Surgery Center Abstract As more surgeries are moving out of the hospital setting, effective emergency response in freestanding ambulatory surgery centers requires organized preparedness. Rapid, consistent emergency response can be challenged by their rarity of occurrence, fast-paced environment, and relative lack of resources. Anesthesiologists who practice in these settings must [...]

Secrets for Passing CPR/BLS Exams and Answer 2021 American Heart Association Secrets for Passing CPR/BLS Exams and Answer 2021 American Heart Association Welcome to my Youtube channel! I am a nurse educator who graduated with a Mastered in Nursing Education. This channel is all about bringing nurses and other health care professionals the latest evidence-based research and content, so if you are new here, [...]

Nurse Manager | Registered nurse leadership style and confidence in delegation

Background and aims: Leadership and confidence in delegation are two important explanatory constructs of nursing practice. The relationship between these constructs, however, is not clearly understood. To be successful in their roles as leaders, regardless of their experience, registered nurses (RNs) need to understand how to best delegate. The present study explored and described the relationship [...]

AHA Videos to Watch Before 2020 Ends

Bringing Science to Life: Introducing the New AHA Digital Resuscitation Portfolio 2020 CPR Guidelines Science & Education Updates Fresh findings on women’s heart health Healthy for Life Webinar – Implementation in Food Banks and Pantries About the Empowered to Serve Business Accelerator Candi Castleberry, VP, [...]

Pathophysiology of Heart Failure

Heart failure is considered an epidemic disease in the modern world affecting approximately 1% to 2% of adult population. It presents a multifactorial, systemic disease, in which--after cardiac injury--structural, neurohumoral, cellular, and molecular mechanisms are activated and act as a network to maintain physiological functioning. These coordinated, complex processes lead to excessive volume overload, increased [...]

Improving CPR Quality

Improving CPR quality with distributed practice and real-time feedback in pediatric healthcare providers - A randomized controlled trial Abstract Objectives: Guideline compliant CPR is associated with improved survival for patients with cardiac arrest. Conventional Basic Life Support (BLS) training results in suboptimal CPR competency and skill retention. We aimed to compare the effectiveness of [...]


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