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Reflection and Updates: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – Guidelines 2015 – Contribution to Nursing

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.524
Pages: 
59-63
Synopsis: 
This is a synthesis of the new guidelines on the care of cardiac arrest, with key updates based on the best scientific evidence, to facilitate better-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation among health professionals.

ABSTRACT

The occurrence of cardiac arrest is a stressful and critical event. Despite technological advances in the training of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques, mortality remains high, and patients survive up to discharge with high levels of neurological complications. The European Resuscitation Council guidelines and the American Heart Association as of 2015 hold the best recommendations in performing CPR.

Accepted: 
03 Jan, 2017
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e-Published: 31 Jan, 2017

Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) Risk Score as a Predictor of In-hospital Mortality for Acute Coronary Syndrome in Trinidad and Tobago

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.172
Pages: 
52–9
Synopsis: 
The GRACE risk score, which was developed in a predominantly Caucasian population, was not previously tested in a Caribbean population. This study found it to be a reliable predictor of in-hospital mortality in a multi-ethnic Trinidadian acute coronary syndrome population, making it a useful risk stratification tool.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine whether risk stratification using the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) risk score is a predictor of in-hospital mortality for ACS patients in a multi-ethnic Caribbean population.

Accepted: 
30 Sep, 2014
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e-Published: 12 May, 2015

The Hidden Dangers of Beaches: Cardiorespiratory Arrest Induced by Thermal Shock

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.315
Pages: 
151–3

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Accepted: 
11 Dec, 2013
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e-Published: 02 Feb, 2015
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