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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...

2010-05-17 08:47:00

LOS ANGELES, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- With summer fast approaching, healthcare professionals and water safety advocates are bracing for the annual spike in the number of drowning accidents that claim the lives of 500 children under age five nationwide. According to eSafetyAlert.com, a safety products company that advocates water and home safety, most of these tragedies can be avoided. "As parents open their pools for the season, they need to be vigilant in supervising children at all...

2010-03-03 10:41:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bystanders who perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on a child with cardiac arrest increase the child's likelihood of survival, according to the largest pediatric study to date. The outcomes are similar for both chest compression alone (hands-only) CPR and CPR with chest compression and rescue breathing. CPR was more effective when rescue breathing was combined with chest compressions for children with cardiac arrest from...

2009-11-03 14:05:06

Number has more than doubled over last 18 years Though hot tubs, whirlpools and spas are widely used for relaxation and fun, they can pose serious risk for injury. Over the past two decades, as recreational use of hot tubs has increased, so has the number of injuries. A recent study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital found that from 1990-2007, the number of unintentional hot tub-related injuries increased by 160...

2009-09-15 09:13:00

DALLAS, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As you gather with family to celebrate your rich cultural heritage during Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), the American Heart Association encourages you to learn to save the life of a loved one or someone in your community: Get instructions on administering Hands-Only CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) via a free, Spanish-language online video. The video, recently created by the American Heart Association, is available in English and...

2009-09-09 06:50:00

SARASOTA, Fla., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Miracle Swimming Institute of Sarasota, FL will hold a world swim instructors' conference October 7-9, 2009 in Sarasota to teach instructors how to teach comfort, control in water, and panic prevention. For information, go to http://www.conquerfear.com/v/vspfiles/training/conference.shtml. As city recreation programs, community pools and summer swimming, boating, and fishing seasons wind down for 2009, a new set of goals is proposed to keep...

2009-07-16 22:22:29

U.S. doctors say children under age 5 and those between ages 15 and 24 have the highest drowning rates. The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center researchers also say the Center's for Disease Control and Prevention reports that a swimming pool is 14 times more likely than a motor vehicle to be involved in a death of child under 4 years of age. Irreversible brain damage, the doctors say, occurs after four to six minutes and determines the immediate and long-term survival of a child....

2009-07-10 00:35:40

Adults who supervise children or inexperienced swimmers need to know how to swim, a U.S. doctor says. Dr. Brent King of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston says basic water safety and lifesaving classes are available and everyone should learn basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation procedures for cardiac or respiratory arrest emergencies. Young children can drown in just a few minutes, so the supervising adult should pay full attention to the swimmers, King says in a statement....

2009-06-26 06:45:00

Beginning swim classes teach skills too advanced for many swim students to be successful; a conference will train teachers in how to teach in order that all can learn to swim SARASOTA, Fla., June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer thousands of children and a few adults will enroll in Beginning Swimming lessons across the nation. Many will learn easily and will progress to the next level. Many will make little or no progress. Those who make little or no progress will do so because they're at...

2009-05-21 11:05:00

Council Designates D.C. 'Capital of Pool Safety' WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With District of Columbia Mayor Adrian M. Fenty in attendance, the Pool Safety Council (PSC) today recognized the public pools in Washington, D.C. as the safest municipally-managed public pools in the country. The District has gone above and beyond the requirements of a life-saving new federal pool safety standard by installing multiple layers of protective equipment in all of the city's...


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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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