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2011-05-27 10:47:00

New American Red Cross survey reinforces need for water safety as nearly 80 percent of Americans plan to engage in water-related activities this summer. WASHINGTON, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than a third of people planning to swim, boat or fish this summer cannot swim well, according to a new national survey by the American Red Cross. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) Nearly 8 in 10 households (78 percent) are planning at least one...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2010-10-21 11:00:00

Red Cross will continue to offer full CPR training as well as the hands-only technique WASHINGTON, Oct.

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.

2010-06-01 13:56:19

New study reveals strategy for reversing stagnant survival rates.


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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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