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cardiac rescucitation

N P Edomwonyi, T O Isesele, F E Edobor, S Esangbedo, J Afolayan
BACKGROUND: Early Cardiopulmonary resuscitation maintains cardiac output and tissue oxygenation following cardiac arrest and it prevents brain death. Nurses are usually the first set of hospital staff to arrive at the scene of a cardiopulmonary arrest occurring in the ward or intensive care unit and a good knowledge of cardiopulmonary resuscitation is usually essential for patient's survival. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to assess the knowledge of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the impact of training on clinical nurses...
October 2013: West African Journal of Medicine
M Hanssen, Y Gottwalles, J P Monassier, P Couppie, J Boulenc, L Jacquemin, F De Poli, L Levai, R El Belghiti
The guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology, published in 2003, consider primary angioplasty as the preferred treatment strategy in acute coronary syndromes with ST-segment elevation, if the procedure can be performed within 90 min after first medical contact. We report the experience of three Alsacian centers running a common prospective registry with 2504 consecutive patients enroled between January 1999 and December 2004. The average age of the patients was 62 years with a proportion of 24% women...
November 2005: Archives des Maladies du Coeur et des Vaisseaux
K Mogensen, P F Nielsen, B A Clausen
The circumstances surrounding the patients with cardiac arrest admitted to a Danish Central Hospital are presented. The study was performed as a prospective study. All patients admitted with cardiac arrest during one year to the Central Hospital in Slagelse were followed. One hundred and twenty-four patients were admitted. Sixty (51.2%) were dead on arrival to the Emergency Center and were not rescucitated. 60 patients received rescucitative treatment in the Emergency Center but 31 (25%) did not respond. Twenty-nine patients (23...
June 27, 1994: Ugeskrift for Laeger
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