Real-Life Emergencies

Cardiac Arrest, Information and Action (Learn CPR, Save a Life)

Cardiovascular disease and cardiac arrest remove thousands of people from our midst yearly, and most of them do not have advanced heart disease.  Everyone that suffers a cardiac arrest requires quick CPR, and quick use of a AED (or defibrillator) to restore a normal heart rhythm.  (That’s one of the main reasons we teach people …

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AED Save for Healthy College Student That Has Cardiac Arrest

Walter Watts has a great “save” story, from a healthy college kid helping a professor grade papers.  The video has a manufacturers slant since Walter has become a spokesman for Zoll since he was shocked back to life.  Zoll does make a great AED, the shocking part of the defibrillator is about the same as …

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AEDs save lives, by Philips (even with a recall)

AEDs save lives.  A person that suffers cardiac arrest really needs chest compressions started within 2 minutes, and ideally, an AED used to shock the heart within 5 minutes.  Each minute that defivrillation is delayed reduces the CA victim’s chance of survival by 7%-10%.      EMS does a great job, but, the fact is they …

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Principal at school saves 15-yr old with CPR

15-year-old student Devon Octave was without heartbeat for 7 minutes, after wrestling practice. The principal at his Hialeah, FL school, Rene Rovirosa, had taken a CPR class 6 days prior to his collapse, and performed CPR until EMT arrived with a defibrillator.     Awesome story, and it’s far too common for young, healthy, athletic children …

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16-year old dies on airplane from cardiac arrest

DEATH IN THE AIR: 16 yr old teen in wheelchair suffers cardiac arrest and dies during Delta flight shortly after takeoff  New York Daily News reports a 16-year-old boy who uses a wheelchair died half an hour into his first ever airplane flight Saturday morning in Spokane Wash.    The unidentified boy suffered from multiple …

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Life-Saving story from GA, 9-year old tells Mom how to do CPR

This is a great true story of a life-saver.   A 9-yr old GA boy tells his Mom how to perform CPR, which she does on baby, to save baby’s life.   How did the 9-year old know? He memorized an illustrated poster on wall at Elem. School, as a result 2-month old baby lives.   http://gawker.com/5990841/9+year+old-boy-saves-babys-life-by-teaching-mother-how-to-perform-cpr   …

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Heart Attack Facts, and Heart Disease Information

Heart Disease Facts from CDC (Centers for Disease Control) About 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2009 were in men. …

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More FREE (but brief) AED Training (no certification card)

Continued FREE AED training, today with a unique, fully automatic AED, the PowerHeart G3 Automatic from Cardiac Science.   There’s no ON button, so open the case to turn on. The pads are already connected to the unit, but you do have to place pads on a bare chest of victim. After AED analyzes the …

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Cardiac Chain of Survival

The “cardiac chain of survival” – is generally the steps that will determine if you’ll survive a cardiac arrest. There are three slightly different “Chains of Survival” for adults and a fourth for children. They mostlly contain these steps:  1)  Early access to the Emergency Response System,   2)  early CPR,   3)  early defibrillation, and   4)  …

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Improving Survival Rates for In-Hospital Cardiac Arrests

For Healthcare Providers – this is a little technical. Want to improve survival rates, for in-hospital CA or out-of-hospital cardiac arrest? High Quality Compressions is the key.  Here’s a great into video to “High Quality CPR”, a new emphasis from AHA (American Heart Association), ILCOR, and ECC.   Enjoy the video and information. http://vimeo.com/67078631     …

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