Advances in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

  • Peter Safar
  • James O. Elam

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. The Prearrest Period

  3. Airway Obstruction and Respiratory Arrest

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Charles W. Guildner
      Pages 33-38
    3. Archer S. Gordon, M. Kathleen Belton, Paul F. Ridolpho
      Pages 39-50
    4. Charles W. Guildner, Douglas Williams, Thomas Subitch
      Pages 51-57
    5. James O. Elam, Phebe Lim-Tan, Mohamad Shafieha, Marjorie Robert
      Pages 65-72
    6. James O. Elam
      Pages 73-79
  4. Circulatory Arrest

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Eugene L. Nagel, Richard R. Liberthson, Jim C. Hirschman, Sidney R. Nussenfeld
      Pages 83-86
    3. Joseph S. Redding
      Pages 87-93
    4. Eugene L. Nagel, Jerome Schofferman
      Pages 99-101
    5. Hugh E. Stephenson Jr.
      Pages 102-106
  5. Drugs in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

    1. Joseph S. Redding
      Pages 113-117
    2. Leon Resnekov
      Pages 118-121
    3. James O. Elam
      Pages 132-140
  6. Electrocardiography, Pacing, and Defibrillation

    1. Joseph S. Redding
      Pages 143-151
    2. Paul M. Zoll
      Pages 152-155
    3. G. Guy Knickerbocker
      Pages 156-160
    4. James O. Elam, Enrique Via Reque, Christen C. Rattenborg
      Pages 167-174
  7. The Immediate Postresuscitative Period

    1. Peter Safar, William Stezoski, Edwin M. Nemoto
      Pages 182-186
    2. Edwin M. Nemoto, Achiel L. Bleyaert, William Stezoski, Nisantha Bandaranayake, John Moossy, Rajasekhara G. Rao et al.
      Pages 187-194
    3. Hugh E. Stephenson Jr.
      Pages 208-218
  8. Special Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Hugh E. Stephenson Jr.
      Pages 221-225
    3. Jerome H. Modell
      Pages 226-230
    4. James A. Evans
      Pages 231-238
  9. Historic Vignettes

About these proceedings


Since the late 19505, revolutionary devel­ in and the potential future of emergency opments of basic knowledge, techniques, resuscitation. This meeting was initiated by teaching, and practice of cardiopulmonary james Elam. james jude, owner of the Wolf Creek Lodge (Blairsville, Georgia 30512), acted resuscitation (CPR) have resulted in the saving of uncountable lives from conditions that as host. previously led to certain death. The 1950s The Program Committee invited primarily clinician-scientists from the United States, brought breakthroughs in respiratory resuscita­ tion, the 1960s, breakthroughs in cardiac solicited synopsis papers and predistributed resuscitation, and the 1970s have begun to the 37 papers selected to the participants. We were spared formal paper presentations and show breakthroughs in resuscitation of the thus could devote ourselves to two full days arrested brain. Mobilization of large-scale public involve­ of informal, stimulating, provocative discus­ ment in life-saving efforts is essential. But the sions. This led to cross-fertilization of ideas challenges and opportunities of implementing among individuals with different specialty backgrounds.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Safar
    • 1
  • James O. Elam
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology/Critical Care MedicineUniversity Health Center of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Chicago Lying-in HospitalUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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