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2013-05-30 23:21:18

eSafetyAlert.com reminds parents -- summer is the time to remember "layers of protection," pool alarms, and water safety tips to prevent child drowning accidents in pools, spas, and other water hazards. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 30, 2013 eSafetyAlert today announced that more than 250 children have drown in backyard swimming pools, spas and other water hazards in the first five months of the year. More than 1,000 children under age 19 years have been reported in...

2013-05-23 12:24:52

Circle of Drowning Prevention and Chain of Drowning Survival Boost Water Safety Awareness WASHINGTON, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As summer vacation season begins and many Americans take to water-based activities, the American Red Cross is launching easy-to-remember steps to help people stay safe in, on and around water and know what to do to assist someone who is drowning. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) The Circle of Drowning...

2013-05-16 12:31:25

Most families plan to swim in areas without lifeguards this summer, but lack basic water safety knowledge WASHINGTON, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even though nearly two-thirds of families with small children plan on swimming in areas without lifeguards this summer, many people don't know the right thing to do in water emergencies or how to keep their loved ones safe in the water, according to a new American Red Cross poll. (Logo:...

2013-05-06 20:21:18

In the news release, USA SWIMMING FOUNDATION TO 'MAKE A SPLASH' IN NEW YORK CITY WITH NATIONAL WATER SAFETY TOUR PRESENTED BY PHILLIPS 66, issued 06-May-2013 by USA Swimming Foundation over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that the second paragraph, second sentence, should read "Seventy percent of African American children, 60 percent of Hispanic/Latino children and 40 percent of Caucasian children have little or no swimming abilities." rather than "Sixty percent of African...

2013-05-06 16:24:41

MAKE A SPLASH TOUR KICKS OFF MAY 16 -18 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USA Swimming Foundation, in partnership with Phillips 66, will kick off its fifth-annual Make a Splash Tour presented by Phillips 66 in New York City on May 16 - 18. The national tour will include a series of press events, visit to the Empire State Building to light the skyline blue, water safety information sessions and free swimming lessons at local partner pools...

2013-05-01 08:31:59

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The month of May is often associated with the beginning of the summer season and the warmer weather brings large numbers of people to the water; backyard pools, beaches, waterfronts and public aquatic facilities. Unfortunately, the month of May also signals an increase in drowning tragedies across our nation. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130501/LA01422) D&D Technologies is proud to support the National Drowning...

2013-04-28 23:03:03

Swimtastic stands behind National Drowning Prevention Month as the country continues to lock arms in an effort to keep children safer around water. Waukesha, WI (PRWEB) April 28, 2013 As summer time approaches and our warm friendly sun begins to peak her head out from behind the clouds, children & families of all kinds begin to spend more and more time outdoors. The warmer the weather gets, the more local communities begin to gravitate towards bodies of water to relax, play, and make...

2012-10-20 04:01:03

The National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) announced the formation of an International Breath Hold Blackout Task Force for the purpose of defining the physiology and safety of breath hold and how it relates to the loss of consciousness in breath-hold swimmers and divers. (One issue is that it is commonly referred to as “Shallow Water Blackout”). Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) October 19, 2012 The primary objectives of the task force will be to define the terminology...

2012-07-16 06:26:48

Nation's Emergency Physicians: Fun in the Water Can Quickly Turn Deadly WASHINGTON, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As temperatures continue to stay high this summer, more people head to beaches, pools, lakes and out on boats. The nation's emergency physicians want everyone to get all the facts regarding unintentional drowning before you end up in the emergency department, or worse. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100616/DC22034LOGO-d) Every day, about 10 people...

2012-06-29 06:24:37

Chairman urges parents, children to enjoy the pool but 'Pool Safely' over holiday WASHINGTON, June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Independence Day holiday approaches and families enjoy time together in pools across the country, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is sharing some sobering statistics on the number of drownings during previous July 4(th) holidays. CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum is reminding parents and caregivers to pool safely during upcoming pool...


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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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