Trends & Changes in Cardiac Care
This gallery looks at the state-of-the science in cardiac care & resuscitation.
Intraosseous devices, such as the EZ-IO, speed up the delivery of fluid boluses and medications. Photo Kent Polowski/ Portland Fire and Rescue
2012 JEMS Games
At the 2012 JEMS Games, the team from IAFF Metro Broward Local 3080, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., demonstrates quality CPR. Photo A.J. Heightman
Early defibrillation and bystander/first-responder CPR
Multiple studies have demonstrated that in non-traumatic cardiac arrest, early defibrillation and bystander/first-responder CPR are likely more important to outcomes than intubation. Photo Nashville Fire Department
Many EMS systems are experiencing increased resuscitation results when using the ITD in conjunction with other important resuscitation components. Photo Advanced Circulatory Systems Inc.
EZ-IO adult intraosseous infusion
Many agencies now use EZ-IO adult intraosseous infusion as their initial and primary access method to deliver medications and cooled saline during resuscitations. Photo Kent Polowski/Portland Fire and Rescue
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Using active compression-decompression CPR with an ITD has been shown to improve 1-year survival from cardiac arrest by 33%.