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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...


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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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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