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Off-Duty Firefighter Performs CPR on Injured Man at Pittsburgh (PA) Shooting

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An off-duty firefighter may have saved a man who was injured in a shooting and crash in Pittsburgh early Tuesday.
The Science Behind Mechanical CPR Devices

The Science Behind Mechanical CPR Devices

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The team at Master Your Medics examines the use of mechanical CPR devices and investigates the science behind them.
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Optimal Level of Training for Emergency Call Takers: Ensuring the Best Outcome in Cardiac...

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This study indicates that more fundamental training targeted toward specific protocol performance may increase the provision of dispatcher-assisted CPR.
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Why People Fear Performing CPR on Women

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The insights come from a new survey of 520 men and women who were asked to rank potential reasons someone might not want to provide bystander CPR to a woman, based on the sex of the rescuer.
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Updated CPR Guidelines Address Physical and Emotional Recovery

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The recovery period after cardiac arrest is now considered a key element of survival, according to the American Heart Association.

MI Paramedics Performed CPR for 30 Minutes on Woman Later Declared “˜Dead’

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New evidence suggests emergency medical workers with the Southfield (MI) Fire Department performed CPR on a patient for 30 minutes before she was declared dead and sent to the funeral home.

Improving the Effectiveness of CPR Chest Compressions in Neonates and Infants

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Infants who receive chest compressions have a high incidence of mortality and short-term neurological morbidity. Eric Rottenberg has suggestions to help improve the odds.

Those We Can’t Save: Williamson County (TX) EMS Paramedic Remembers Baby Maci

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Paramedic Jamie Dalton looks back at a challenging case involving an infant, and how paramedics leave a footprint wherever they go.

Barriers to Perform and Causes of Delay in the Delivery of Dispatcher-Assisted CPR: A...

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The purpose of this study was to survey and identify possible barriers to bystander resuscitation in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest cases in Tehran, Iran.

Study Finds Effectiveness of EMS CPR Dropped Significantly During COVID-19

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Researchers examined nationwide cardiac arrest data involving ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia during the months of April 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.