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2012-05-21 23:02:15

The National Drowning Prevention Alliance has partnered with Life Saver Pool Fence to donate free pool safety fences to certain families with backyard swimming pools. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) May 21, 2012 A pool safety fence can mean the difference between a healthy and happy child and a horrible tragedy. Child safety experts agree that one of the best ways to protect toddlers from drowning is to isolate the swimming pool from the house with a pool fence. But many families don´t...

2012-04-29 23:00:59

Brian Wilpon, owner of Clear View Pools, located in New Jersey recently became an authorized Pool Guard Pool Fence dealer. Flemington, NJ (PRWEB) April 29, 2012 Brian Wilpon, owner of Clear View Pools, located in New Jersey recently became an authorized Pool Guard pool safety products dealer. Clear View Pools is a full service pool company specializing in cleaning, maintenance, equipment repair, pool openings & closings. Servicing Camden, Burlington, Mercer, Hunterdon and Farmington...

2012-03-26 22:08:59

Study shows that an increase in bystander CPR in Denmark led to marked improvements in survival rates after cardiac arrest A nationwide effort in Denmark to increase the number of people trained in CPR led to an increase in bystander CPR and ultimately contributed to increased cardiac arrest survival rates in that country, according to research presented today at the American College of Cardiology's 61st Annual Scientific Session. The Scientific Session, the premier cardiovascular medical...

2012-02-18 08:00:00

New York CPR expert Stephanie Duehring demonstrated the emergency steps that would have been taken to revive Whitney Houston on a recent episode of Inside Edition. Mystery still surrounds the passing of Houston, who was found dead in a hotel bathtub in Beverly Hills on February 11, 2012. Duehring is the national training manager and owner of EMC CPR & Safety Training, LLC, which has locations in New York City (Manhattan) and Denville, New Jersey, and is expanding into new markets...

2012-02-14 08:00:00

MyInfo911 has developed its special emergency ID card and other related products to aid victims of boating and other water related accidents, by enabling first responders to instantly access the victim's medical history in order to provide care that is both timely and geared to their individual medical needs. Palm Coast, Fl. (PRWEB) February 14, 2012 MyInfo911, when identifying groups in need of their state of the art medical ID card and related products, put boating enthusiasts near the...

2012-01-16 11:02:40

Fewer children required hospitalization following a drowning incident over the last two decades, according to a new study from the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy. According to the study, pediatric hospitalizations from drowning-related incidents declined 51 percent from 1993 to 2008. The rates declined significantly for all ages and for both genders, although drowning-related hospitalizations remained higher for boys at every age. Hospitalization rates also decreased...

Water Safety Efforts For Children Decreases Drowning Incidents
2012-01-16 10:46:55

Education campaigns aimed at reducing drowning by children are paying off. In 1993, public health officials estimated 3,623 kids and teens aged 19 and under were admitted to the hospital after almost drowning. In 2008, only 1,781 children were admitted for the same reason. “We found a significant decline in the rate of pediatric drowning hospitalizations, which is consistent with documented decreases in pediatric deaths from drowning,” said Stephen Bowman, from the Johns...

2012-01-13 06:49:50

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — More than 380,000 Americans each year are assessed by EMS for sudden cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest occurs when electrical impulses in the heart go awry and cause it to stop beating normally. Only 11 percent of people who experience sudden cardiac arrest outside the hospital setting survive. However, with the aid of 9-1-1 dispatchers, this could change. E. Brooke Lerner, Ph.D., lead author of the statement and associate professor of emergency medicine at the...


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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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