Resucitation Medicine CPR
- Attitudes and confidence towards cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use of the automated external defibrillator among family physicians in Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Practitioner - Hong Kong College of Family Physicians
- Prognosis and outcomes following sudden cardiac arrest in adults
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and sudden cardiac death (SCD) refer to the sudden cessation of cardiac mechanical activity with hemodynamic collapse, often due to sustained ventricular tachycardia/ventricular fibrillation.
- Adult Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
Basic life support (BLS), advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS), and post–cardiac arrest care are labels of convenience that each describe a set of skills and knowledge that are applied sequentially during the treatment of patients who have a cardiac arrest. There is overlap as each stage of care progresses to the next, but generally ACLS comprises the level of care between BLS and post–cardiac arrest care.
- Basic life support (BLS) in adults - UpToDate
Basic life support consists of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and, when available, defibrillation using automated external defibrillators (AED). The keys to survival from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) are early recognition and treatment, specifically, immediate initiation of excellent CPR and early defibrillation.
- Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) training of ambulance caregivers and impact on survival of trauma victims
PHTLS training of ambulance crew members may be associated with reduced mortality in trauma patients, but the precision in this estimate was low due to the overall low mortality. While there may be a relative risk reduction, the predicted absolute risk reduction in this population was low.
- Prehospital Trauma Life Support Training of Ambulance Caregivers and the Outcomes of Traffic-Injury Victims in Sweden
In this observational study, the implementation of PHTLS training did not appear to be associated with reduced mortality or ability to return to work after motor-vehicle traffic injuries.
CME Sites (with Credits)
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) consists of the use of chest compressions and artificial ventilation to maintain circulatory flow and oxygenation during cardiac arrest (see the images below). Although survival rates and neurologic outcomes are poor for patients with cardiac arrest, early appropriate resuscitation—involving early defibrillation—and appropriate implementation of post–cardiac arrest care lead to improved survival and neurologic outcomes.
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in Adults
Guidelines for health care professionals from the American Heart Association are followed (see see Figure: Adult comprehensive emergency cardiac care.). If a person has collapsed with possible cardiac arrest (see Cardiac Arrest), a rescuer first establishes unresponsiveness and confirms absence of breathing or the presence of only gasping respirations.
- Basic Life Support Provider Manual - AHA
The BLS Provider Manual contains all of the information students need to know to successfully complete the BLS Course. The BLS Provider Manual is designed for use by a single user and as a student reference tool pre- and post-course. It includes information on single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both in-facility and prehospital settings; emergency recognition; adult, child and infant rescue techniques; high-quality CPR; AED use; and relief of choking.
- Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Handbook (PDF)
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Handbook (downloadable PDF) The Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Handbook is part of the American Red Cross Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers program. The emergency care procedures outlined in the program materials reflect the standard of knowledge and accepted emergency practices in the United States at the time this manual was published
- First Aid Manual - PDF Format
FIRST AID, CPR, AED, LIFEGUARDING, LESSONS, COURSES, AND INFORMATION
- American Red Cross First Aid / CPR / AED Manual
- CPR,AED, and Basic First Aid Student Handbook, Version 7.0 (PDF)
This ASHI CPR, AED, and Basic First Aid Version 7.0 Student Handbook is solely intended to facilitate certification in an ASHI CPR, AED, and Basic First Aid training class.
- Pre-Hospital Trauma Life support Single patient protocol
teaching powerpoint slides
- PHTLS Slides
National Ambulance Service. Advanced. Paramedics in North Leinster Division.
Organizations / Associations / Institutions
- Auxiliary Medical Service
Trauma & Bleeding, Airway obstruction, Acute Heart Diseases, Unconsciousness, Fracture, Burns And Scalds, Head Injuries, Poisoning, Shock, Miscellaneous Emergencies
- Hong Kong St. John Ambulance
In Hong Kong, the St. John Ambulance Association was established in 1884, followed by the Ambulance Brigade in 1916 and the Council in 1949. Adhered to its motto, "For the Service of Mankind", the organisation is dedicated to provide First Aid and ambulance services in emergency, dental care for the elderly and patients with special needs, and courses of instructions on First Aid and Home Nursing for the general public.
- Hong Kong Red Cross
The Hong Kong Red Cross ("HKRC") was established in 1950 as a branch of the British Red Cross Society. Since 1 July 1997, upon the return of Hong Kong's sovereignty to China, the HKRC has changed its affiliation to become a highly autonomous branch of the Red Cross Society of China.
- cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR):CPR and ALS course
The RACGP recognises that cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills are used infrequently, and thus may diminish. Evidence suggests the most important determinant of survival from sudden cardiac arrest is the presence of a trained rescuer who is ready, willing, able and equipped to act. The CPR and ALS course content requirements for registrars are quite specific. For details on the types of courses that meet the ALS and CPR requirements for registrars see the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Advanced Life Support Courses Guidance Document
- Healthcare Professional - CPR - American Heart Association
Providers enhance their skills in treating adult victims of cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies, while earning their American Heart Association ACLS (AHA ACLS) for Healthcare Providers Course Completion Card.
- Resuscitation Council of Hong Kong (RCHK)
The Resuscitation Council of Hong Kong (RCHK) has been established since 26 May 2012, aiming at “bringing in together local institutions that are involved in various aspects of resuscitation”. Other than engaging in local context, RCHK is also an associated member affiliated with the RESUSCITATION COUNCIL OF ASIA (RCA). RCA is a member of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR), which was formed in 1992 to provide a forum for liaison amongst principal resuscitation organizations worldwide.
- The Importance of First Aid
organisations that provide first aid certificate courses recognised by the HKSAR Government, including the Hong Kong St. John Ambulance, the Hong Kong Red Cross, the Occupation Safety and Health Council and the Auxiliary Medical Service. Check out the details from their websites
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Information from MedlinePlus
- 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR & ECC
NEW Web-Based Integrated Guidelines This site blends the 2015 and 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC into a new online interface. Explore and search all guidelines from your desktop or mobile device.
- 2015-2020 ACLS Guideline Changes Update
In October 2015 the American Heart Association released their new 2015 guidelines for BLS and ACLS. These guidelines will be good through 2020. There were some minor changes to both the BLS and ACLS Guidelines. The links below review changes that occurred with the release of the 2015 ACLS & BLS Guidelines. The article content was developed from information released by the American Heart Association in their Executive Summary: 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care and cited references from the executive summary. Use the links below to access the articles.
- Advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) in adults
Because of the nature of resuscitation research, few randomized controlled trials have been completed in humans. Many of the recommendations in the American Heart Association's 2010 Guidelines for advanced cardiac life support and the 2015 update (hereafter referred to as the ACLS Guidelines) are made based upon retrospective studies, animal studies, and expert consensus [5,7]. Guideline recommendations are classified according to the GRADE system .
- Algorithms for Basic Life Support 2016 (Sep 22, 2016)
A critical part of Basic Life Support training is understanding and properly adhering to the BLS algorithms. These present the basic course of action that a rescuer should perform for life support. We provide this information for free to our visitors and each page is a separate algorithm which is linked below. See our website terms.
- Resuscitation guidelines
The guidelines contain detailed information about basic and advanced life support for adults, paediatrics and the newborn. Also included are guidelines for the use of Automated External Defibrillators and other related topics. The Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines have been adapted from the 2015 ERC Guidelines and are tailored specifically to clinical practice in the UK.
- Adult Basic Life Support and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Quality
This 2015 Guidelines Update is based on the systematic reviews and recommendations of the 2015 International Consensus on CPR and ECC Science With Treatment Recommendations, “Part 3: Adult Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillation.”1,2 In the online version of this document, live links are provided so the reader can connect directly to the systematic reviews on the ILCOR Scientific Evidence Evaluation and Review System (SEERS) website.
- Refresher video: Putting It All Together: CPR—Adult (2:03)
Videos and Tutorials CPR: Adult Video (American Red Cross) CPR: Infant Video (American Red Cross)
- Refresher video: Putting It All Together: CPR—Infant (1:52)
Videos and Tutorials CPR: Adult Video (American Red Cross) CPR: Infant Video (American Red Cross)
- 2010 Guidelines for CPR (America Heart Association)
This video explains the changes in the new 2010 Guidelines for CPR released on October 18. We're making CPR even easier so more people will perform it and more lives will be saved. For more information visit www.heart.org/cpr.
- How to Use a Defibrillator (AED) - First Aid Training
How to Use a Defibrillator (AED) - First Aid Training - St John Ambulance Find out how to use a defibrillator (AED): http://www.sja.org.uk/sja/first-aid-a... If someone is unresponsive and not breathing normally, you may need to use an AED (automated external defibrillator) to restart their heart. This St John Ambulance training video shows you what a defibrillator is and how to use an AED. Learning how to use a defibrillator could be life saving.
- How to use an AED
Dr. Tony Smith, St John Medical Director demonstrates how to use an AED.
- CPR Training from the American Red Cross
Take a CPR training course: http://www.redcross.org/take-a-class Learn how to perform CPR by taking a training and certification class offered by your local American Red Cross chapter. This American Red Cross CPR training video was originally posted for CPR / AED Awareness week on June 2, 2008.
- What To Do If Someone Has A Seizure - First Aid Training - St John Ambulance
What To Do If Someone Has A Seizure - First Aid Training - St John Ambulance Learn more about what a seizure is, signs & symptoms and causes here: http://sja.org.uk/sja/first-aid-advice/illnesses-and-conditions/seizures-fits-in-adults.aspx A St John Ambulance trainer demonstrates what to look for if someone is having a seizure, what causes a seizure and what to do to help.
- How To Treat Heat Stroke, Signs & Symptoms
How To Treat Heat Stroke, Signs & Symptoms - First Aid Training - St John Ambulance
- How to Treat Dehydration
- First Aid Training - St John Ambulance
- How to Treat Frostbite
How to Treat Frostbite - First Aid Training - St John Ambulance
- How To Treat A Severe Allergic Reaction, Signs & Symptoms -
How To Treat A Severe Allergic Reaction, Signs & Symptoms - First Aid Training - St John Ambulance
- How to Bandage A Hand
How to Bandage A Hand - First Aid Training - St John Ambulance
- How to Make A Sling
How to Make A Sling - First Aid Training - St John Ambulance
- How To Tie A Triangular Bandage Or Sling
How To Tie A Triangular Bandage Or Sling -- St John Ambulance