Cardiac And Circulation

Push Hard, Fast, Deep, Continuously

JEMS Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman notest that the new AHA CPR Guidelines seem simple in several areas, but they’ll require EMS to carefully retrain crews, adopt a new thought process and systems approach to cardiac arrest management, and develop a more integrated citizen, police, fire, EMS and hospital interface.

Posted Tuesday, December 21, 2010

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Banquet Honors CPR Survivors

Banquet honors CPR survivors.

Posted Friday, December 10, 2010

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New AHA Guidelines Affect CPR

Learn how the 2010 AHA guidelines may affect your resuscitation efforts.

Posted Tuesday, December 7, 2010

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Portable CPS Increases STEMI Survival

Cardiopulmonary support saves lives.

Posted Wednesday, December 1, 2010

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Studies Show Decline of V Fib

EMS needs a new strategy for cardiac arrest.

Posted Wednesday, December 1, 2010

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Sodium Bicarbonate

Sodium bicarbonate should be considered when treating cardiac arrest patients.

Posted Wednesday, December 1, 2010

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The Experts Weigh In

Issues in CPR performance and resuscitation are discussed, as well as best practices in CPR training, historical practices that have to be changed, pitfalls and obstacles to proper CPR performance, the importance of feedback and feedback devices in producing positive outcomes and what hospitals have learned about CPR performance that can help prehospital teams.

Posted Tuesday, November 30, 2010

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Retraining Pays Off

Case studies of some interesting techniques and guidelines for improving CPR from around the world.

Posted Tuesday, November 30, 2010

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The Science of CPR

Although CPR has been used for many years in conjunction with other resuscitation interventions, recent studies demonstrating the reality of its use in clinical settings and linking its quality to patient outcomes have revolutionized attitudes surrounding the importance of properly performed chest compressions.

Posted Tuesday, November 30, 2010


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