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New cardiac monitor process reduces alarm fatigue in hospitals

A hospital monitor alarm can save a patient's life, as a single beep or high-pitched wail spurs doctors and nurses into action. However, the chorus of alarms that go off in the typical hospital ward can be mind-numbing to healthcare workers....

source: By Lynn Hetzler
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An Oregon volunteer firefighter wants to bring a smartphone app to Linn County that would alert CPR-trained residents when a cardiac arrest was occurring in the area. "It could be very important. For a population of 100,000, there's about 50 sudden cardiac arrests per year,"...

source: Albany Democrat-Herald

Your chances of surviving a heart attack or cardiac arrest in Montana just got better, thanks to something called Lucas. Mike Hense of Physio-Controls is demonstrating his company's chest compression system, called the Lucas-2. It looks like a large plastic brace that straps...

source: Montana Public Radio

A new Ohio law that allows anyone to perform external defibrillation to resuscitate another person will help reduce delays in lifesaving care, according to first responders. House Bill 247, which was signed into law by Gov. John Kasich...

source: Springfield News-Sun

When Steven Dwyer was effectively dead for 25 minutes after suffering a cardiac arrest, there was only one thing that saved his life — a defibrillator. And as a thank you, he has raised more than $750 for one of the machines to...

source: The Bolton News

The death of a young athlete is always a tragedy. Everyone asks, "How can a young, healthy, athletic person die from sudden cardiac arrest?" What is sudden cardiac arrest, what are the causes and how do we prevent it? Sudden cardiac arrest is caused by ventricular fibrillation....


A group of researchers recently binge-watched episodes of Star Trek to determine the incidents and causes of cardiac arrest in the 24th century, and their findings were surprising. It turns out that cardiac arrest is just as fatal...

source: Tech Times


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