New data reveals decrease in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival rates in England

New data reveals decrease in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival rates in England

Recent findings from the Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Outcomes Registry, funded by Resuscitation Council UK and British Heart Foundation, indicate a decline in survival rates for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in England. The analysis, conducted by the University of Warwick Clinical Trials Unit using data from all English regional ambulance services, reveals that less than 8% of…

Resuscitation on the Field of Play

Resuscitation on the Field of Play

Resuscitation Council UK has released new guidelines to enhance life-saving efforts during sporting events. “Resuscitation on the Field of Play: best practice guidelines” aims to improve responses to sudden cardiac arrests in athletes. The focus is on swift recognition, high-quality CPR, early defibrillation, and effective emergency planning by medical teams. These guidelines cater to all…

A study has found that defibrillators are used in just 10% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests

A study has found that defibrillators are used in just 10% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests

New research has found that defibrillators are not being used often enough in the UK. A study of cardiac arrests in the East of England found that public access defibrillators were available in 79% of cases, but only used in 10% of cases. The researchers say this highlights the need for better education and awareness…

World Hypertension Day

World Hypertension Day

World Hypertension Day is observed every May 17th in order to raise awareness and promote hypertension prevention, detection and control. Around 1 in 4 adults in the UK have high blood pressure, but many don’t know it. It can increase your risk of a heart attack or stroke. Find out how to get checked, understand…