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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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Quality Makes the Difference

Fifty years after the introduction of CPR, we clearly know that immediate, uninterrupted and properly performed CPR saves lives. We know how to do CPR; now we must close the gap between knowing how to do CPR and the way we actually perform CPR. Providers now have more opportunity than ever to improve survival from sudden cardiac arrest. The focus must shift from “Do CPR” to “Do CPR right.”

Posted Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The 2010 AHA CPR Guidelines Released

AHA releases new CPR guidelines.

Posted Sunday, October 31, 2010


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