Tag Archives: Cardiac Arrest
By now you know the story—or at least think you do: A nursing home nurse sees an 87-year-old resident in cardiac arrest and calls 911. Despite desperate pleas of the call center operator, the nurse refuses to do CPR and the resident dies.
Except most of the story isn’t true. Lorraine Bayless lived at a Bakersfield [...]
Thanks to the AHA for this valuable study!
Many hospitalized children survive after prolonged resuscitation (more than 35 minutes) for cardiac arrest.
The Joint Committee on Transportation will be meeting on Wednesday and one of the bills up for discussion would require drivers to be certified in CPR.
The goal behind the proposed bill, number 6054, is “to increase cardiac arrest save rates by requiring cardiopulmonary resuscitation training prior to the issuance of a motor vehicle operator’s license.”
The bill [...]
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A woman called 911 recently and told dispatchers that her grandmother wasn’t breathing. The Columbus firefighter who took the call double-checked the address and phone number and then told the woman that they were going to start CPR together.
She hesitated but answered yes when Russell McGinnis asked whether she knew how to [...]
When a hospital patient goes into cardiac arrest, one of the most difficult questions facing the medical team is how long to continue cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Now a new study involving hundreds of hospitals suggests that many doctors may be giving up too soon.
The study found that patients have a better chance of surviving in hospitals [...]
ALBANY — State lawmakers have joined with health advocates from around the state to push for the passage of a bill that would require CPR training for students in high school.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 20-year-old Bloomington woman wants to make it mandatory that all high school students learn CPR before they graduate.
Louis Abbott had just seconds to assess what had happened to his brother, Ral, after he fell off a short ladder while working at a vineyard in Velarde about three weeks ago.
AHA is kicking off an online School Challenge to encourage teens and tweens to learn the simple steps to save lives with CPR.
From Feb. 15 through March 15, students can help their schools train the next generation of lifesavers and win prizes by visitingbethebeat.heart.org and completing these brief activities as part of the School Challenge:
CNN – Ammaria Johnson, 7, of Virginia, died January 2 of cardiac arrest and anaphylaxis, according to a statement from Chesterfield County police.