Medical fraternity to discuss ‘Do Not Attempt Resuscitation’ draft prepared by ICMR

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), has prepared ‘Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNAR)’ draft for doctors who try to revive terminally-ill patients. According to ICMR, these guidelines would help doctors to manage patients in complicated situations better without causing more pain to them. On December 2nd, ICMR is going to organise a national consultation […]

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Bystanders may hesitate to perform CPR for fear of causing harm, finds study

The most common reason people gave for being reluctant to perform CPR is worry about causing additional injuries, the researchers report in Emergency Medicine Journal. Other concerns included fearing their skills were inadequate and reluctance to remove a female victim’s shirt. “Bystander CPR is the most important intervention to increase the chance of a good […]

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Hands-only CPR vs. standard CPR with mouth-to-mouth breathing: Which is better?

Calling an ambulance is always the first and best option when someone suddenly collapsed or stopped breathing near you. It may be due to cardiac arrest, drowning or other factors that could lead to problems in the body’s functions. But first responders cannot always promise to arrive on time and fast. They may face unexpected […]

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