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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...

2010-05-24 10:00:00

Pool Safely Campaign Aims to Reduce Child Drownings and Entrapments CPSC, Olympians Hold Press Event to Release New Death and Injury Data FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today kicks off the Pool Safely campaign (www.poolsafely.gov), a first-of-its-kind national public education effort to reduce child drownings and non-fatal submersions, and entrapments in swimming pools and spas. At a press conference at the Fort...

2010-05-24 07:25:00

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 10,000 children on 4 continents will bob, float and flutter kick their way into the record books by participating in The World's Largest Swimming Lesson(TM) at 2 p.m. GMT on Thursday, June 3rd. Hundreds of aquatic facilities from Disney's Typhoon Lagoon near Orlando, Florida to swim schools in Orange Country, CA to community centers in the Bronx, to locations as far reaching as Zambia, Lebanon, Dubai, and the USAG-Humphreys in South...


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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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