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Archive for July, 2019

CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) Facts and Statistics


Date: July 16th, 2019

What Are Some CPR Statistics and Facts?

In America alone, sudden cardiac arrest results in the death of more than 900 adults. Out of 550000 people who have coronary heart disease, 335000 die each year due to complications from the condition or lack of proper treatment/earlier detection and treatment.

According to CPR statistics by the America Heart Association, 95% of people who experience sudden cardiac arrest die before arriving at a health facility. Among all these victims, we only have 6% surviving.

However, it is possible to increase the CPR survival rates of patients by receiving CPR trained and guidance on how to handle people with SCA.

More than 80% of the cases of cardiac arrest happen at home or in a private setting. Therefore, gaining training and information on the general procedures on how to carry out CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) will help increase the chances of survival for the victim, and save lives.

A Spotlight on Heads-up CPR: Is this Procedure Ready to Apply for Out-of-clinic Human Cardiac Arrest Care.


Date: July 12th, 2019

Heads up CPR Study: Can It Serve as a Standard Emergency procedure for Human Cardiac Arrest?

Heads-up Animal-tested CPR is Not Ready for Out-of-clinic Human Cardiac Arrest Care. Find Out Why!

Medical leaders will need to conduct further heads up CPR study before adopting this new resuscitation technique that has been tested on animals.

While we have cases where medics and emergency safety providers may need to use some application of the of a heads-up CPR method, moderation and care must prevail because the idea of heads-up CPR is based entirely on animal studies.

There are no conclusive findings for the best way to implement this practice in an outside-the-clinic environment.

Why Bystander CPR Rates for Women Remain Low


Date: July 9th, 2019

Why Bystander CPR Rates for Women Remain Low

Several stats agree that women are less likely to receive CPR from bystanders that men; the question is why?

According to a Resuscitation symposium by the American Heart Association’s, these low bystander CPR rates are due to concerns of inappropriate contact or the fear of causing injury even in “virtual” females during training.

Cardiac arrest is the abrupt malfunction of the heart’s electrical system, most times without any previous symptoms.

America records a very high number – 350,000 – of out-of-hospital of cardiac arrests every year. And though the rates of survival are below 12 percent, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation can double or triple a patient’s survival chances.

In the past, studies have indicated that females who suffer cardiac arrest outside medical facilities receive CPR less often than males, said Sarah M. Perman, assistant professor of Emergency Medicine at the Denver-based University of Colorado School of Medicine and primary author on the study.

Hands-only CPR Increases the Chances of Surviving out-of-hospital Cardiac Attacks.


Date: July 5th, 2019

Hands-Only CPR facts: Is Bystander Issued Hands-Only CPR Useful?

The American Heart Association’s journal featured research by Swedish researchers on out-of-hospital cardiac arrest rescue.

The findings showed rates of bystander CPR went up almost twofold compression-only/Hands-only CPR increased sixfold over 18 years. Other hands only CPR facts showed the chances of living doubled for all forms of CPR compared to no CPR.

Following the increased adoption of hands-only CPR as a replacement to the standard CPR involving mouth-to-mouth and chest compression, the researchers studied the impact of the straightforward Hands-Only CPR approach and linked between the method of CPR performed and survival of the patient for 30 days.

It Is Necessary to Be Equipped for First Aid to Face Any Eventuality


Date: July 2nd, 2019

In case you have to rescue a person from a dire situation, it is absolutely imperative that you be well-equipped for the task at hand.

In fact, if you are not equipped for first aid, there is little you can do in an emergency situation. For example, if a person has suffered a heart failure, you will need a defibrillator to get his heart beating again. In case a man is bleeding heavily from any extremity, you will require a tourniquet to stem the bleeding and thereby save his life.

However, you might not always face a life-threatening situation. On the contrary, you might just need a few painkillers to cure a headache or fever.  Hence, your first aid kit must contain a few essential items to ensure your well-being at all times.