Cardiac arrest

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  • Cardiac Arrest And Cardiac Death

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    Sudden cardiac arrest is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. When this occurs the blood flow stops to the brain and vital organs. Sudden cardiac arrest is not the same as a heart attack or myocardial infarction. A heart attack is when the blood flow to part of the heart is blocked.(ADD MORE) Without early intervention on average 360,000 people out of the hospital succumb to cardiac arrest. “ Cardiac arrest and sudden death account for 60 percent of all deaths

  • Running Head : Cardiac Arrest

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    Running head: Cardiac Arrest Cardiac Arrest Dylan Noble Utah Valley University Captain Steve Allred Paramedic 3110   Intro “Each year, 326,200 people in the U.S. experience EMS-assessed out-of-hospital non-traumatic sudden cardiac arrest, and nine out of ten victims die.” (www.sca-aware.org 1) This number may seem quite low, but in the end one out of ten lives saved is still better than none. This paper will be going over a scenario involving a real patient and what things could have been

  • Cardiac Arrest And The Effects Of Epinephrine Essay

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    Cardiac Arrest and The Effects of Epinephrine in Pre-hospital Setting Sudden cardiac arrest is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. When this occurs the blood flow stops to the brain and vital organs. Sudden cardiac arrest is not the same as a heart attack or myocardial infarction. A heart attack is when the blood flow to part of the heart is blocked. Without early intervention on average 360,000 people out of the hospital succumb to cardiac arrest. “ Cardiac arrest

  • Cardiac Arrest : A Huge Problem For The American Public

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    Cardiac arrest is a huge problem for the American public. According to the American heart association cardiac arrest kills around 200,000 to 300,000 people each year. There are numerous studies on ways to increase the survival rates and overall outcomes of these patients. Therapeutic hypothermia is one of the new and upcoming studies for post cardiac arrest care. It is used in various EMS agencies worldwide. It has shown significant improvements in patient’s outcome and reduced neurological deficits

  • Therapeutic Hypothermia: Preventing Damage After Cardiac Arrest

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    Introduction Hypothermia protocol for the post cardiac arrest patient has been an evidence based practice of this therapy for about a decade now. This intervention, often used in the critical care setting, is now expanding to primary emergency responders as well. This paper will present some of the notable research that has been done on therapeutic hypothermia, and current use of this intervention. Control studies, animal studies, and case studies have been published related to these medical

  • Hypothermia Treatment Of Cardiac Arrest

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    for Cardiac Arrest Introduction Survivors of cardiac arrest often suffer from neurological damage when oxygen to the brain is depleted. This ischemia to the brain can cause lesions or damaged areas; which can effect any part of the body that is controlled by that portion of the brain. Decreasing the body temperature of a patient has shown to be effective in decreasing the amount of damage to the brain. Therapeutic hypothermia may be a reasonable treatment for patients following cardiac arrest due

  • The Effects Of Induced Therapeutic Hypothermia On Cardiac Arrest Survivors

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    The American Heart Association (2011) states that, "Therapeutic hypothermia is the only intervention demonstrated to improve neurologic recovery after cardiac arrest" (Pp 77). Recommendations range between 32 and 36 degrees centigrade for 12 to 36 hours. Cooling may be achieved through either introduction of cooled, isotonic, non-glucose-containing fluid, or surface cooling interventions like ice packs or

  • A Research Study On Cardiac Arrest Management

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    Cardiac arrest management is an ever evolving system, based on expanding science and technology that allows for the lay rescuer, or the seasoned paramedic to try and bring back someone whose heart has stopped. This paper will explore the history and general practices of Advanced Cardiac Life Support – or ACLS – as well as basic techniques, and how it has helped to improve survival rates in sudden arrest victims, as well as if there are better ways to tackle issues involving the correct or incorrect

  • Cardiac Arrest : The Side Effects Of Saving Lives

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    Cardiac Arrest – The Side Effects of Saving Lives Antje Dangel University of South Florida Cardiac Arrest – Drugs Administered during Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Associated Complications In 2014, heart disease remains the leading cause of death while cardiac arrest is one of the most devastating conditions patients and their families have to face. Despite all efforts to elucidate management of cardiac arrest and implementation of advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS) survival rates

  • Cardiac Arrests Of Children, And Opening The Reality Of The Pediatric Call Essay

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    between, the skills needed for a pediatric call are rarely at their best. There are also some who don’t keep their pediatric skills as sharp as others, because of the low amount of calls they might run on kids. This paper will be focusing on cardiac arrests in children, and opening the reality of how common it is becoming. Everything from what causes it, what is the most common cause, and the unexplainable. The what’s, how’s and whys are all questions that we will be expected to know. There is so

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