Minn. initiatives aimed at boosting sudden cardiac survival

01/15/2009 | Nurse.com

Minnesota is working to boost survival rates for patients who suffer sudden cardiac arrest outside the hospital by setting up specialized resuscitation centers, using cooling devices for therapeutic hypothermia and conducting community CPR initiatives. RN Susan Nygaard, of Take Heart Anoka County, says the grass-roots effort has a goal of getting 25% of the population trained in CPR.

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