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chain

A unit of measurement formerly used in surveying and still seen in deeds with old property descriptions.One chain equals 66 feet.

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Well functioning of all rings in the chain of survival requires community involvement and cooperation at all levels of health care.
In contrast, the potentially preventable death rate illuminates where care can be improved along the entire chain of survival, from the point of injury to rehabilitation back in the United States.
Following the sequence called the Chain of Survival is fundamental.
The importance of these machines in the chain of survival cannot be underestimated.
An expert in elite resuscitation, Dr Lyon said the immediate application of first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation in particular -- known as the chain of survival -- would significantly increase chances of surviving a potentially fatal heart attack.
Schools and public buildings (athletic facilities, airports, casinos, malls, professional business towers) now train staff in the secondary prevention chain of survival techniques, and studies have demonstrated a significant improvement in survival from SCA with full neurologic recovery if victims receive prompt treatment with CPR and an AED.
Al Najjar explained that the LSTC aims to reduce disabilities and deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke, by building and improving Chain of Survival in Jordan which consists of four steps: Early activation of emergency medical services, early cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), early defibrillation and advanced cardiac life support LSTC is the first center in Jordan affiliated with the AHA and will take on the task of training healthcare providers as well as public to achieve this goal,she stated.
The Saudi Heart Association defines the Chain of Survival as the following steps:
CHARLTON - The 16 fourth-graders who recently formed Heritage School's first student council have become the first link in the chain of survival for classmates, school staff and visitors.
The chain of survival was fully described and delineated in the 1992 guideline for CPR and emergency cardiac care by the American Heart Association (AHA).
Most cardiac arrests in adult patients are due to ventricular fibrillation (VF) or cardiac-related causes, and early defibrillation improves survival of such patients (1,2) and is therefore an important part of their immediate treatment (combined with the other links of the chain of survival for both in- and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest).
We need money urgently to strengthen the Chain Of Survival all around Ireland.