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Participants give CPR to a mannequin inside a moving ambulance during the Fire Ops 101 event at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Sept. 28, 2018.

Cardiac Arrest Program May Improve Bystander CPR but Not Survival in Black People

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But even as the response to cardiac arrest improved in important ways, survival rates rose only in white people.
Members of the Philadelphia Fire Department train on a LUCAS Device.

Optimal Use of Automated Mechanical Chest Compression Devices During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

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This review discusses factors important to consider during mechanical CPR to maintain survival rates and improve them.

Photos: Sumter County (FL) Woman Honored For Life-Saving CPR

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An awards ceremony was held this week for a woman who saved her neighbor's life with CPR during a cardiac arrest event a few months ago.
The EMS Handoff

The EMS Handoff: …And the Dead Shall Rise Again

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Bradley Dean takes to the microphone to continue the conversation about resuscitation.
Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue patch

Resuscitation Rates Increase for Tuscaloosa (AL) Fire Rescue

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Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue has added advanced life-saving equipment including the LUCAS automated cardio-pulmonary resuscitation devices to all fire trucks.

Dad Reunited with FDNY EMS Crew Who Rescued Him after Massive Heart Attack

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A grateful Queens dad who suffered a massive heart attack was reunited just days later with the quick-thinking crew of EMS “miracle” workers who saved his life.
The EMS Handoff

The EMS Handoff: Do NOT Resuscitate Me

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Bradley Dean and Eric McCullough review the somber reality of dealing with deaths in the field.
The photo shows an AED on a countertop with its bag.

What Should Christian Eriksen’s Cardiac Arrest Teach Us?

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Gregg Lord, MS, NRP, writes about the lessons learned during Christian Eriksen's cardiac event seen around the world.
The EMS Handoff

The EMS Handoff: Refocus on Resuscitation with Tom Bouthillet

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The EMS Handoff crew sits down with Tom Bouthillet, the battalion chief of EMS for Hilton Head Island (SC) Fire Rescue.
MedStar has implemented the Resuscitation Quality Improvement® Telecommunicator to prepare telecommunicators to deliver high-quality telephone CPR.

MedStar (TX) Introduces New CPR Education Program to Help Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival

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MedStar has implemented the Resuscitation Quality Improvement® Telecommunicator (RQI® -T) to prepare telecommunicators to deliver high-quality telephone CPR.