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2011-08-19 06:50:00

SARASOTA, Fla., Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Swim instructional agencies sound the same call every year: teach your child to swim. Sarasota, Florida's non-profit swim school, 21st Century Swimming Lessons, Inc., has a new message: use the appropriate definition of swimming. And, teach universal steps that all can learn. Most people say they can swim. What they mean is they can stroke across the pool to get to the side in shallow water if they must. This is not what "knowing how to swim"...

2011-08-11 05:00:00

Jones to address importance of water safety in effort to reduce number of drownings, particularly among minority youth OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive year, the USA Swimming Foundation and Olympic Gold Medalist Cullen Jones have joined forces with ConocoPhillips to raise awareness about the importance of learning to swim as part of the Make a Splash Tour with Cullen Jones. Through this tour, Jones, a survivor of a near-drowning incident at...

2011-08-09 07:00:00

Jones to address importance of water safety in effort to reduce number of drownings, particularly among minority youth PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive year, the USA Swimming Foundation and Olympic Gold Medalist Cullen Jones have joined forces with ConocoPhillips to raise awareness about the importance of learning to swim as part of the Make a Splash Tour with Cullen Jones. Through this tour, Jones, a survivor of a near-drowning incident at...

2011-07-06 11:33:00

Safe Kids Reminds Parents to Keep Watchful Eye on Children around Water WASHINGTON, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Safe Kids USA with support from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is coordinating a national public education effort to raise awareness with parents and caregivers about water safety for children and help prevent drowning and entrapment in pools and spas. Drowning is the leading cause of death among children ages 1 to 4. Nearly 750 children ages 14 and...

2011-07-05 23:01:00

Safe Kids Reminds Parents to Keep Watchful Eye on Children around Water WASHINGTON, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Safe Kids USA, with support from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, is coordinating a national public education effort to raise awareness with parents and caregivers about water safety for children and help prevent drowning and entrapment in pools and spas. Drowning is the leading cause of death among children ages 1 to 4. Nearly 750 children ages 14 and...


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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
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'