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2011-05-26 11:48:00

118 Pool and Spa Incidents Reported Since the Start of 2011 CHULA VISTA, Calif., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Memorial Day weekend approaches, 55 drowning and 63 near-drowning incidents in 29 states and territories have already been reported by the media in the first five months of 2011. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today kicks off the summer swimming season and the second year of its Pool Safely: Simple Steps Save Lives campaign. The Pool Safely...

2011-04-21 12:30:00

Pool Safely PSAs Urge Parents to Watch Children At All Times Around Pools and Spas This Summer WASHINGTON, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the summer swimming season just around the corner, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's (CPSC) Pool Safely: Simple Steps Save Lives campaign is releasing its 2011 television and radio public service announcements (PSAs) highlighting various water safety steps that can be taken to save a life. In the first few months of 2011,...

2011-01-29 00:01:51

New guidelines switch up the steps for CPR, telling rescuers to start with hard, fast chest presses before giving mouth-to-mouth. The change puts "the simplest step first" for traditional CPR, said Dr. Michael Sayre, co-author of the guidelines issued by the American Heart Association. San Francisco, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 28, 2011 In recent years, CPR training classes in San Francisco have been revised to put more emphasis on chest pushes for sudden cardiac arrest. In 2008, the heart...

2011-01-25 06:50:00

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents and teachers must warn children to stay off all frozen bodies of water said Kristin Goffman, executive director of the National Drowning Prevention Alliance, a national non-profit focused on reducing drowning deaths and injuries. "The tragic drowning of Joseph Cody, 12, and his sister Grace, 9, on Friday, [January 21] when they fell through ice on a pond near their home in Southwest City, Missouri, makes it crucial to remind...

2010-12-08 05:55:00

MERION STATION, Pa., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a heart attack and the victim stops breathing, a process of irreversible brain damage starts to occur within 3 to 4 minutes. Or does it? While researching cardiac arrest, Jeffrey Dobkin read about a boy drowning in icy waters. Although submerged for over half an hour the boy was rescued, resuscitated, and recovered completely. No brain damage. Dobkin wondered: How can someone drown and experience no brain damage?...

2010-12-06 00:00:36

Thirteen - fourteen - fifteen - breath. Or, wait, was that twenty-eight - twenty-nine - thirty- breath - breath? There's certainly little doubt that cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) saves lives. By some estimates, those who suffer a sudden cardiac event and receive no CPR at all have less than a 6 percent chance of survival. San Francisco, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) December 05, 2010 Thirteen - fourteen - fifteen - breath. Or, wait, was that twenty-eight - twenty-nine - thirty- breath - breath?...

2010-10-21 11:00:00

Red Cross will continue to offer full CPR training as well as the hands-only technique WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the increasing importance of compression only or "hands only" CPR in many cardiac emergencies, the American Red Cross today announced an initiative to educate 5 million people in 2011 about the use of this potentially lifesaving technique. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) (Logo:...

2010-08-03 16:47:00

PHOENIX, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Arizona American Water wants to remind the community that August is Drowning Impact Awareness Month and to ensure families are safe while cooling off in the pool this summer. Along with the fun in the sun comes the tragic reality of water-related deaths to children especially in Arizona. Drowning is the number one cause of unintentional injury death of children from one to four years of age in the state. The majority of these deaths occur during the...

2010-06-01 13:56:19

New study reveals strategy for reversing stagnant survival rates The odds of surviving cardiac arrest may depend on which part of town you call home and whether anyone in the neighborhood comes to your rescue by attempting to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), according to a first-of-its-kind study in the June issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. The study found that certain neighborhoods in Fulton County, Ga.â”which includes Atlantaâ”have...

2010-05-27 07:41:00

Fear, lack of parental encouragement and personal appearance among major factors preventing children from learning to swim; pool access and financial constraints play a lesser role COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Memorial Day Weekend approaches marking the traditional opening of the summer pool season across the country, a recent study commissioned by USA Swimming and conducted by the University of Memphis exposes some alarming statistics for many of our...


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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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