An in-depth review by leading authorities of the latest therapies and techniques for rescuing persons in cardiac arrest. The authors explore the physiology behind current state-of-the-art clinical resuscitation and translate it into practical bedside recommendations, clinical tips, and expert techniques. Topics of interest include the epidemiology of sudden death, management of ventilation, chest compression technique training, public access defibrillation, drug delivery during CPR, the latest drug therapies, and cardiac arrest in disease, pregnancy, drowning, lightning strike, and trauma. The authors also review the major ongoing research in resuscitation science that will likely affect the next set of international resuscitation guidelines.A new and interesting twist on monitoring of chest compressions is a device incorporated into the chest compression pad of the Zoll AED-Plus automatic external defibrillator. The sternal chest compression pad, located between stick- onanbsp;...
|Author||:||Joseph P. Ornato, Mary Ann Peberdy|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-11-15|