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2014-03-31 23:02:45

The 4th Annual GOLF4JD Tournament on April 28 in Austin aims to raise $35,000 as family requests for information and support increase; nonfatal drownings affect more than 5,700 children a year in the U.S., according to Centers for Disease Control, with a majority in summer months June - August. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 HOPE4JD, an Austin-based nonprofit that provides charitable support to Texas families of children with a brain injury due to nonfatal drowning, announced its...

2014-02-27 08:30:36

Program Will Focus on 1- to 4-year-olds in Bangladesh, Where Drowning is the Leading Cause of Death Among Children DHAKA, Bangladesh, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced a new $10 million commitment to prevent drowning deaths in children aged 1 to 4. The Bloomberg Philanthropies Drowning Prevention Project will initially focus on Bangladesh, where drowning is the leading cause of death among children. Every year in Bangladesh, 12,000...

2013-11-15 10:45:28

Two new research studies show that location is the most important factor in determining drowning survival. "Ontarians from rural areas are almost three times more likely to die of drowning than urban residents," said Dr. Stephen Hwang of the Centre for Research on Inner City Health at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. Rural residents' increased access to open water, and possibly decreased access to swimming lessons, were some of the factors that the study's authors felt might account...

2013-09-05 12:26:52

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013, at least 202 children between the ages of 1 and 14 drowned in a swimming pool or spa in the United States, according to media reports compiled by the USA Swimming Foundation. Of those, 143 of the victims were children younger than age 5. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO) The latest media-reported figures are consistent with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's...

2013-08-20 23:25:50

Swimming can be a lot of fun, but safety must be ensured for water enthusiasts. The recently updated spine board kit from Lifeguard Master makes water rescue more convenient than ever before. Miami, FL (PRWEB) August 20, 2013 The spine board kit, offered by Lifeguard Master to swimming pools and community water bodies all over the world, has been enhanced to meet the needs of emergency care providers across the globe. Fully equipped with all necessities, the kit can be of immense use...

2013-07-23 23:25:25

According to a study released by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), children younger than 5-years-old account for more than 75% of all spa and pool deaths and nearly 80% of spa and pool injuries in the United States. Kiley Law Group, LLC child injury attorneys believe the number of injuries and deaths resulting from recreational swimming can be decreased through the distribution of safety information and swimming lessons for very young children. Andover, Massachusetts (PRWEB)...

2013-07-16 23:04:36

SureFire CPR has released important CPR information to keep households and businesses safe in the case of a cardiac emergency. Orange County, CA (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 So, you think you know CPR because you attended a training session as part of an employee induction program five or ten years ago. According to new CPR research statistics released today by SureFire CPR, what little you may remember of that session is now probably out of date. Not only are CPR guidelines updated every five...

2013-07-13 23:00:45

Simple steps save lives—teach all children to swim, put a fence around all pools, and always watch children in and around the water. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 13, 2013 A recent report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reveals that children younger than age 5 represent more than 75 percent of all pool and spa submersion deaths and 78 percent of pool and spa submersion injuries in the United States involving children younger than 15 years of age. Government data...

2013-07-02 12:30:23

CINCINNATI, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Doctors at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center want to make sure children are safe this summer when they are playing in or around water. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) Parents need to watch their children closely when they are around water, according to Wendy Pomerantz, MD, an emergency department physician at Cincinnati Children's and one of the coordinators for the Comprehensive...

2013-06-17 23:17:12

Summer is the perfect time for families and individuals to enjoy an array of outdoor activities, particularly those involving water. The home alarm and safety specialists at AlarmSystemReport.com created a list of water safety tips that can make the summer a more enjoyable experience. Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) June 17, 2013 Summer provides the ideal opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities, and for many people these activities center around water–whether it be pools, lakes or even...


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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
2013-04-30 13:21:44

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, commonly known as CPR, is an emergency procedure performed in an effort to preserve brain function and manually pump blood through to the body’s vital organs, until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous circulation. CPR is indicated in cardiac arrest patients, but may also be performed on patients with an unresponsive presentation or those experiencing agonal breaths or severe and prolonged arrhythmias such as bradycardia or tachycardia. The first...

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