Prehospital Cath Lab Activation Criteria for Cardiac Arrest

Alerts for witnessed, shockable cardiac arrest yield dramatic results in Lincoln, Neb. The successful treatment of sudden cardiac arrest is dependent upon the chain of survival. In order for a patient to survive, each link in the chain of survival must work. Sudden cardiac arrest is a survivable disease! In 2013, Lincoln (Neb.) Fire &Rescue (LFR) partnered with community stakeholders to initiate a comprehensive effort to improve survival from sudden out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and improve upon each link in our chain of survival. In order to impact survival on a community level, the rate-limiting steps in the chain of survival must each be addressed. Accurate measurement is critical in improving performance. Thus, the first step in our journey was for LFR to join the Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES), which provides an accurate and transparent method to measure OHCA survival rates using the Utstein model. Upon understanding LFR's baseline performance, we explored proven treatment modalities to improve survival. Dispatchers were educated on prompt recognition of cardiac arrest as well as the timely initiation of dispatcher-directed chest compressions. Time and effort were also spent on educating the public on the importance of bystander CPR. LFR invested in billboard advertisements to emphasize hands-only CPR, and our providers began educating people at mass gatherings. The bystander CPR app PulsePoint was also launched and has grown to over 13,...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

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This article gives an overview of drugs frequently used for intravenous anaesthetic induction, as well as a brief overview of total intravenous anaesthesia. Physio chemical properties of intravenous anaesthetic drugs, their clinical and adverse effects are summarized. The article also discusses the historical context on the introduction of intravenous anaesthetic agents and highlights developments of novel agents.
Source: Anaesthesia and intensive care medicine - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
This study therefore aimed to establish the relationships between these factors in patients with persistent pain/fatigue referred for physiotherapy treatment.
Source: Physiotherapy - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Source Type: research
Following post-stroke rehabilitation, group exercise interventions can be used to continue improving cardiovascular fitness, activity levels, balance, gait, movement efficiency, and strengthening. However, little is known of the effectiveness of group exercise for improving activity and participation in stroke survivors.
Source: Physiotherapy - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Systematic review Source Type: research
Discussion: through the established treatment, the child displayedmotor gain, cervical control, improvement of the respiratory condition, and no need forhospital admissions;these outcomescharacterizea good clinical evolution associated with the physiotherapeutic intervention focused on prevention and minimization of respiratory alterationsthatare frequently associated with morbidity and mortality in these cases. The results obtained point out the fundamental role of multidisciplinary intervention in coping with this condition.Resumo Introdu ção: a Síndrome de Aicardi (SA), caracteriza-se como uma s&iac...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Saude Materno Infantil - Category: Midwifery Source Type: research
Discussion: through the established treatment, the child displayedmotor gain, cervical control, improvement of the respiratory condition, and no need forhospital admissions;these outcomescharacterizea good clinical evolution associated with the physiotherapeutic intervention focused on prevention and minimization of respiratory alterationsthatare frequently associated with morbidity and mortality in these cases. The results obtained point out the fundamental role of multidisciplinary intervention in coping with this condition.Resumo Introdu ção: a Síndrome de Aicardi (SA), caracteriza-se como uma s&iac...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Saude Materno Infantil - Category: Midwifery Source Type: research
Conditions:   Hernia Incisional;   Exercise Intervention:   Other: Physiotherapy Sponsor:   University Hospital Inselspital, Berne Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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Source: European Journal of Physiotherapy - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: European Journal of Physiotherapy - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Augmented balance training with FAM does not improve balance of older adults over conventional methods, but may help to correct ankle mobility limitations at midterm. As this was a pilot study, further studies with adequate sample size are warranted to validate our findings, and elucidate the dose-response relationship of FAM with improvement of balance and ROM in older adults. PMID: 30652944 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: A novel finding is the conceptual link of self-determination to high adherence to strength-training exercises over 2 years among adults with KOA. Implications for physical therapists include identifying patients' autonomy, competence, and relatedness needs to foster intrinsic control for exercise behavior. PMID: 30652930 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research
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