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2009-05-20 13:49:00

Nationwide survey finds that one in four know someone who drowned WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Approximately half of adults surveyed on water safety say they've had an experience where they nearly drowned in their lifetime, and one in four know someone who has drowned, according to an American Red Cross survey. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) The survey of more than 1,000 adults, taken in advance of the summer vacation season, also...

2009-03-03 10:44:12

It seems a little silly to report swimming lessons don't increase the risk of drowning, but that's the take home message from a new study conducted by researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Why the clarification? Some people have suggested giving swimming lessons to very young children might actually backfire by causing parents to become less vigilant when these kids are around water. The investigators debunked that theory in a review of children between the ages of 1 and 19...

2009-02-17 06:45:00

Teaching people to stroke to the side of a pool does not meet the need of the majority of those who do not know how to survive in water SARASOTA, Fla., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- On the eve of the National Drowning Prevention Alliance meeting in Miami, February 23-24, Miracle Swimming Institute(TM) (MSI) of Sarasota, Florida, calls for a sweeping update to the historical methods of teaching people to be water-safe. Founder Mary Ellen (Melon) Dash states that the original goal to make citizens...

2009-01-21 07:25:00

REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The economic meltdown has taken its toll; family budgets are being slashed as belts tighten. But Seattle-based CPR training firm HeartSaving Solutions (http://www.onlinebabycpr.com) believes all parents should have the right to learn how to save their children's lives in the event of an emergency. To that end, the company has made its online infant and child CPR course completely free of charge. Available to parents, grandparents, older siblings and...

2008-12-12 08:12:00

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Most of the 300,000 public pools and spas in the U.S. are required to close on December 19, 2008 according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) if they do not comply with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act (the Act). The Act was named honoring Miss Baker, granddaughter of James Baker III, former U.S. Secretary of State, who died in 2002 when entrapped on a drain in a private in-ground spa. "Even though we...

2008-09-29 09:00:28

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are reviewing a weekend lake rescue effort in Alberta that led to a 5-year-old girl drowning under a rescue boat. A 911 call was received around 5:30 p.m. Saturday from a family in distress on a boat on a lake about 90 miles southeast of Calgary, the Globe and Mail reported Monday. The RCMP, along with a provincial fish and wildlife officer and a community peace officer, responded and were met with high winds and 4-foot waves, RCMP Constable Francine...

2008-09-28 12:00:21

By JIM WASHINGTON By Jim Washington The Virginian-Pilot They were swimming with their kids or with friends, on vacation or out for a day at the beach. From a 5-year-old Portsmouth girl playing in the Ocean View surf to a 71-year-old Richmond man who went out for a dip at the Oceanfront and was found dead days later, 33 people have drowned accidentally off Norfolk and Virginia Beach in the past 10 years. That's according to reports compiled by The Virginian-Pilot, based on data from...

2008-08-27 09:01:10

By JEFF HAMPTON By Jeff Hampton The Virginian-Pilot ELIZABETH CITY The body of a 21-year-old farm worker who drowned was found in a sand mining pit in Pasquotank County late Monday, said Sheriff Randy Cartwright. The victim's name has not been released pending notification of relatives in Mexico, he said. The man was last seen Sunday swimming in a pool of water formed in one of many sand mining pits just off Pitts Chapel Road in southern Pasquotank County. The approximately...

2008-08-07 12:05:00

More than 220 swimmers from across Arizona will attempt to break the current Guinness World Record(TM) one-hour relay swim on Sunday, August 10 starting at 7:30 a.m. at the Paradise Valley Pool, 17648 North 40th Street in Phoenix. The record is currently held by a team of English swimmers with 204 participants. The purpose of this history-making Kids Saving Kids Relay event is to raise awareness, visibility and importance of water safety and drowning prevention. Phoenix Councilman Claude...

2008-08-05 00:00:32

The Washington County Coroner's Office has released the name of the 12-year-old boy who drowned Sunday evening in the Monongahela River. Terrance Carlock of Donora had gone into the river in Rostraver near the Webster Boat Club to swim when he began to struggle about 30 yards from shore around 6:40 p.m., township police said. Two of his friends swam to him and tried to pull him out, but he struggled harder and pulled them under the water too, police said. They had to abandoned their...


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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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