Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CPR can save lives in dialysis clinics, but it's underused

New research indicates that when kidney failure patients experience cardiac arrest at outpatient dialysis facilities, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can save lives, but it is not always performed by dialysis staff. The ...

Cardiology

Half of Scots 'not confident' in giving CPR, study finds

Half of the Scottish adult population do not feel confident administering CPR - and more than a fifth do not know when it is required, according to a new study led by the University of Stirling.

Health

PCP has vital role in managing pediatric heart disease

(HealthDay)—Primary care providers (PCPs) and medical homes (MHs) have a role to play in the management of pediatric patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) and their families, according to a policy statement published ...

Cardiology

Kneeling posture impacts chest compressions' effectiveness

(HealthDay)—During cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) performed by males, self-adjusted and nearest kneeling postures are more effective for chest compression, with lower perceived exertion, according to a study published ...

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