American Heart Association

Mobile phones should be used to speed help to cardiac arrest victims, guidelines say


Cities nationwide should consider using mobile phones and apps to connect people in cardiac arrest with nearby CPR-trained rescuers, say new guidelines from the American Heart Association.

The guidelines, published Thursday in Circulation, claim that such community programs could increase bystander CPR, which, depending on the […]

October 16th, 2015|Categories: CPR, Health|Tags: , , |5 Comments

Entering the electronic age of medicine

Dr. Michael Deitchman carries his laptop with him as he visits up to 30 young patients each day at Cook Children’s Pediatrics clinic in Hurst, Texas. The computer contains each child’s electronic health record, allowing him to chart the exam and order prescriptions or tests as needed. He also […]