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CPR Quality and Impedance Threshold Device Effectiveness

The ROC PRIMED Study, which compared use of an active (functional) and sham (non-functioning) ITD, initially showed no improvement in neurologically intact survival when using an ITD. Now, a new sub-analysis of the data, backed by experience with three EMS systems, shows that when implemented as part of a systems-based approach, the ITD does have a significant impact.

Posted Monday, January 26, 2015

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Using Intrathoracic Pressure Regulation to Enhance Blood Flow in Hypotensive and Cardiac Arrest Patients

Hypotensive patients, like those experiencing shock or cardiac arrest, require enhanced blood flow to provide sufficient oxygen to vital organs. Intrathoracic Pressure Regulation works with the body’s own physiology to enhance blood flow, improving cardiac output and lowering intracranial pressure.

Posted Monday, November 24, 2014

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Improving Survival from Cardiac Arrest Using ACD-CPR + ITD

Using active compression-decompression CPR with an ITD has been shown to improve 1-year survival from cardiac arrest by 33%.

Posted Sunday, November 23, 2014

Future Applications of Intrathoracic Pressure Regulation

Dr. Ray Fowler takes a look at research that is showing promise for applications of IPR beyond CPR.

Posted Saturday, November 22, 2014

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Respiratory Impedance in the Hypotensive Breathing Patient

It’s not uncommon for EMS providers to encounter hypotensive patients, whether from trauma, infection, dehydration or other cause. Impedance threshold devices (ITDs) are a BLS-approved therapy for quickly and effectively raising patient blood pressure in the EMS setting. This article examines current clinical studies of ITD use and their implications for EMS providers.

Posted Friday, November 21, 2014

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Should Providers Detox Patients or Transport Them?

Research study measures paramedics’ “gut feelings” about inebriated patients.

Posted Thursday, December 1, 2011

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Research Study Examines New Approach to CPR

Study evaluates whether new method affects outcomes for cardiac arrest patients.

Posted Thursday, September 1, 2011

Technologies & Practices Webcast Q&A

Here are Dr. Saussy’s responses to questions submitted by attendees during the June 30, 2010 webcast "Technologies & Practices: Is EMS driving care?"

Posted Tuesday, July 27, 2010

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Combine AHA Recommendations for Better Outcomes

There’s no silver bullet for cardiac arrest resuscitation.

Posted Thursday, July 1, 2010


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