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  • Back from the Dead: Resuscitation Expert Says End Is Reversible

    08/02/2013 12:18:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | July 29, 2013
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Raising the dead may soon become medical reality. According to critical care physician Sam Parnia, modern resuscitation science will soon allow doctors to reanimate people up to 24 hours after their death.At some point, everyone's heart will stop. For most, this is when they begin to die. Doctors succeed in very few cases at bringing the clinically dead back to life. However, more patients could be saved if medical professionals put existing knowledge about the treatment of cardiac arrest to better use, argues critical care physician Sam Parnia, 41, who is leading a revival of research in this field at...
  • Mom dies, gives birth, then is revived (Video)

    05/24/2013 8:30:13 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 5 replies
    clickorlando.com ^ | 5-24-2013 | Ashley Fantz
    Three-month-old Elayna Nigrelli has redefined what it means to be a miracle baby. She was born while her mother was technically dead. In February, Erica Nigrelli was teaching at a high school in Missouri City, Texas, when she walked into a co-worker's classroom. Nigrelli said she felt faint, placed her hands on a table to steady herself and then passed out. Three teachers immediately grabbed a defibrillator and also began performing CPR. Kids in the classroom ran out, yelling for help. Nigrelli's husband, Nathan, also a teacher, was just two doors down. He rushed into the room. "Erica was lying...
  • How an Australian hospital is bringing clinically dead people back to life

    05/15/2013 9:43:30 AM PDT · by neverdem · 54 replies
    The Week ^ | May 14, 2013 | Lauren Hansen
    Resurrection may no longer be the stuff of myth Doctors at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne have a knack for resurrection. Thanks to a combination of two resuscitation techniques, the Australian team has successfully revived three patients who were officially dead for between 40 and 60 minutes. One of those patients was 39-year-old Colin Fielder, who suffered a heart attack last year. While being whisked away in the ambulance, he was asked which of the two nearby hospitals he preferred. "For some reason, I said The Alfred, which is pretty lucky because they are the only one that has it,"...
  • Rescued woman tracks down lifeguard who saved her in 1964

    04/11/2013 11:31:02 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 5 replies
    NBCNews ^ | April 11, 2013 | Gus Rosendale
    A woman who was rescued by a lifeguard when she nearly drowned in a pool as a 5-year-old has found her hero, almost 50 years after her brush with death. Eady Rothstein, from Ramsey, N.J., was sitting on the edge of a pool at a club near Lido Beach on New York’s Long Island in 1964 when she suddenly slipped in. "I can picture being underwater, screaming," recalled Rothstein. A young lifeguard jumped in and gave the little girl mouth-to-mouth resuscitation for several minutes. He persisted until she regained consciousness, saving her life. "I've always said I wanted to thank...
  • Boys, 9 & 10, save the day after showing woman how to give her baby CPR

    03/15/2013 10:19:16 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 12 replies
    yahoo ^ | march 15, 2013 | Eric Pfeiffer
    Only about 30 percent of people in the U.S. know how to perform CPR. And that statistic makes the story of one Georgia woman even more remarkable after a 9-year-old boy showed her how to perform CPR on her newborn baby. Susanna Rohm said she experienced a parent’s worst nightmare: Her 2-month-old son, Isiah, was not breathing. "I noticed he looked pale, and so I looked at his arm and his leg and they were limp," Rohm told a Fox Atlanta affiliate. "Then I noticed that he looked like he wasn't alive." In a panic, she dropped and broke her...
  • Elderly Woman Dies in Retirement Home After Nurse Refuses CPR

    03/04/2013 2:24:33 PM PST · by Morgana · 39 replies
    LN ^ | Steven Ertelt
    An elderly woman living at a retirement home in Bakersfield, California died after a nurse at the facility refused to administer CPR to save her. A new video has been released with portions of the 911 call during which dispatchers plead with the nurse to save the woman’s life. During the call, the nurse said it was against the facility’s policy. “Is there anybody there that’s willing to help this lady and not let her die?” the dispatcher asked. “Not at this time,” the nurse said. The incident happened on Tuesday when 87-year-old Lorraine Bayless collapsed at Glenwood Gardens. The...
  • CA Woman, 87, dies after nurse refuses to do CPR

    03/04/2013 9:15:19 AM PST · by bgill · 120 replies
    yahoo ^ | March 4, 2013 | AP
    A central California retirement home is defending one of its nurses who refused pleas by a 911 operator to perform CPR on an elderly woman, who later died... The executive director of Glenwood Gardens, Jeffrey Toomer, defended the nurse's actions in a statement, saying she did indeed follow policy. "In the event of a health emergency at this independent living community our practice is to immediately call emergency medical personnel for assistance and to wait with the individual needing attention until such personnel arrives,"
  • Elderly Woman Dies After Nurse Refuses to Give Her CPR

    03/03/2013 2:19:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 75 replies
    abc ^ | 3/3/13 | Alyssa Newcomb
    A 911 dispatcher pleaded with a nurse at a Bakersfield, Calif., senior living facility to save the life of an elderly woman by giving her CPR, but the nurse said policy did not allow her to, according to a newly released audiotape of the call. "Is there anybody there that's willing to help this lady and not let her die?" the dispatcher asked in a recording of the 911 call released by the Bakersfield Fire Department. "Not at this time," the nurse said. The incident unfolded on Tuesday when 87-year-old Lorraine Bayless collapsed at Glenwood Gardens, a senior living facility...
  • Continuous Chest Compression CPR

    02/05/2013 7:14:06 AM PST · by Tugo · 16 replies
    Arizona Health Science Center ^ | Feb. 4, 2013 | Learn Sarver Heart Center’s
    Sarver Heart Center’s newest video makes it easy to learn Continuous Chest Compression CPR. Every three days, more Americans die from sudden cardiac arrest than the number who died in the 9-11 attacks. You can lessen this recurring loss by learning this hands-only CPR method that doubles a person’s chance of surviving cardiac arrest. Watch physician researchers Gordon A. Ewy, MD, and Karl Kern, MD, demonstrate the easy, life-saving method that they developed at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
  • 9-year-old whose mom saved him from drowning: 'I feel blessed'

    08/09/2012 7:10:21 AM PDT · by rawhide · 2 replies
    krotv.com ^ | 8-7-12
    A 9-year-old boy who nearly drowned in the Pilchuck River talked to KIRO 7 on Wednesday about his mother’s heroic efforts that saved his life. Travis Anderson’s mother performed CPR on him after he’d spent five minutes underwater. Many others would have drowned in that amount of time. Travis was playing with his brother Wednesday, and had a simple way of explaining what happened to him. “Bad and good things do happen,” he said. “Bad things happen for good things.” Travis was near the riverbank with his brother and sister the day of the accident, and slipped under a tree....
  • [D.C.] Metro defibrillator failed during rider's fatal heart attack [government health care]

    04/20/2012 10:57:26 AM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 19, 2012
    Metro is inspecting all of its defibrillators after one failed to work Monday when a 51-year-old rider suffered a fatal heart attack on the Yellow Line. The agency announced the news after The Washington Examiner started asking questions about the broken automated external defibrillator Thursday morning. Metro now says it plans to inspect all the defibrillators in its stations within 24 hours after determining the one at the Pentagon station had a dead battery. Metro has 46 defibrillators, meaning not every one of the 86 stations has one. The agency said Thursday it plans to add units at all remaining...
  • New CPR Technique Revives Man After 63 Minutes Without Pulse (Video and Transcript)

    11/02/2011 7:38:53 PM PDT · by Razzz42 · 42 replies
    Reuters.com ^ | Oct. 27, 2011 | Ben Gruber (reporting)
    The rules of how to treat cardiac arrest are being re-written at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Technology, new drug treatments, conventional CPR and the use of hypothermia are now being coordinated with great affect - in one case reviving a man who'd been clinically dead for more than an hour. (Video and transcript available at link)
  • New CPR technique revives man after 63 minutes without pulse (3:49) [video]

    11/02/2011 12:05:27 AM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct. 27, 2011 | Ben Gruber
    The rules of how to treat cardiac arrest are being re-written at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Technology, new drug treatments, conventional CPR and the use of hypothermia are now being coordinated with great affect - in one case reviving a man who'd been clinically dead for more than an hour. (Video Transcript) Rodney Whitmore is exercising in the physical therapy wing at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. It's part of his recovery regimen. Two months ago in his farm house, Rodney went into cardiac arrest. His heart stopped pumping blood and supplying oxygen to his body. Statistically, Rodney's...
  • Congressman’s CPR saves collapsed airport traveler’s life

    09/20/2011 9:24:21 AM PDT · by martosko · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/20/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    Chalk up Tennessee Republican Rep. Phil Roe’s Tuesday morning actions to heroism: Roe saved a man’s life with CPR after he flatlined in the Charlotte, North Carolina airport. Roe, an obstetrician before he first ran for public office, was walking through the Charlotte terminal with South Carolina Republican Rep. Mick Mulvaney at about 7:15 a.m. when someone yelled out, “Is anybody here a doctor? There’s a gentleman who just collapsed!” Mulvaney told The Daily Caller that Roe rushed to the mans’ side and began CPR immediately. “He literally had just collapsed and Phil ran over there and I believe there...
  • Radio ad warns of petition drives (Using fear of identity theft to thwart petition drive)

    08/08/2011 7:00:06 PM PDT · by TankerKC · 6 replies
    Sign On San Diego ^ | July 29, 2011 | Ashly McGlone
    The radio ad sounds unsettling, warning of the dangers of signing political petitions. “California doesn’t license or bond signature gatherers. Many of them are from out of state and move from city to city to carry petitions. Anyone can do it, even convicted felons and forgers,” says the ad. “The legislature even called it an identity theft starter kit.” The tagline says the ad is funded by Californians Against Identity Theft, with no further information. The Watchdog set out to determine who was behind the ad. The domain for the group’s website is registered to the same address and phone...
  • Firefighters union accused of intimidation tactics (Good luck with that fire in San Diego)

    06/29/2011 7:21:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    KUSI ^ | 6/28/11
    Firefighters union accused of intimidation tacticsUpdated: Jun 28, 2011 1:04 PM EDT Public employee unions in San Diego are accused of using intimidation tactics to slow down signature drives to put a pension reform measure on the ballot next year. The firefighters union has the most to lose if the voters approve pension reform because new hires will lose the lucrative benefits that current firefighters enjoy. They, and others, have taken their cause to the streets. The unions are tracking down the locations of the signature gatherers, and their job is to keep as many people from signing as possible....
  • Mayo Clinic CPR efforts successful on man with no pulse for 96 minutes (capnography)

    05/02/2011 12:00:23 PM PDT · by decimon · 16 replies
    Mayo Clinic ^ | May 2, 2011 | Unknown
    ROCHESTER, Minn. -- By all counts, the 54-year-old man who collapsed on a recent winter night in rural Minnesota would likely have died. He'd suffered a heart attack, and even though he was given continuous CPR and a series of shocks with a defibrillator, the man was without a pulse for 96 minutes. But this particular instance of cardiac arrest (http://www.mayoclinic.org/heart-attack/), reported first in Mayo Clinic Proceedings (http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.com) online, turned out to be highly unusual: "The patient made a complete recovery following prolonged pulselessness," says anesthesiologist and cardiac care specialist Roger White, M.D. (http://www.mayoclinic.org/bio/10114106.html), lead author of the article. Emergency...
  • Safer Streets 2011 Gun Owner Survey: The Identical Purpose Between the Armed Citizen and Citizen CPR

    03/31/2011 5:11:54 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    patriotpost.us ^ | 30 March, 2011 | John Longenecker
    I'll soon be launching a survey of all my readers and other gun owner-Americans around the nation. Readers of my Newsletter will receive the Survey this week and others need to give their permission if they would care to take the survey by opting in to the Newsletter. Years ago, I formulated an identity of purpose between the armed citizen and citizen CPR training. I don't know how many gun owners know CPR as part of their preparedness plan, so I thought I'd ask. While I'm at it, I'll be asking a few other questions as germane to the second...
  • House Votes to Defund NPR

    03/17/2011 9:28:16 AM PDT · by xtinct · 153 replies
    NRO ^ | 3/17/11 | Daniel Foster
    The House just voted 236-181 to remove federal funding for National Public Radio via the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
  • Man Performs CPR on His Dog After Alligator Attack

    11/07/2010 10:37:41 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, November 07, 2010
    A Florida man shot at an alligator to free his dog from its jaws. Tom Martino said he and his Jack Russell terrier Lizabeth were walking along the Hillsborough River in Tampa when the alligator wrestled the 15-pound dog into the water. Martino started shooting into the water around the alligator to scare it into releasing the 9-year-old dog. He performed CPR on the dog until it coughed up water and started breathing again. Lizabeth was being treated for alligator bites and lung injuries from being underwater. A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission trapper captured the 5- to 6-foot...
  • New CPR is spelled C-A-B

    10/18/2010 11:47:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    cnn ^ | 10/18/10 | Caleb Hellerman,
    (CNN) -- It was 5:16 a.m. when the call came in to a 911 dispatcher in Madison, Wisconsin. The story, from Cathy Silver, came out staccato: Cathy's husband, Jim, was gagging, gasping for air. A nurse at the University of Wisconsin Hospital, Cathy could see that her husband, the father of four grown children, was in cardiac arrest. Though trained in CPR, Cathy was flustered. "I can't do the breaths!" she shouted. Nevermind, said the dispatcher. Get over him, press on his the chest, circulate the blood. Help would be there soon. Four minutes later, a Madison police officer arrived...
  • CPR switch: Chest presses first, then give breaths

    10/18/2010 6:29:55 AM PDT · by Immerito · 9 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 10/18/2010 | JAMIE STENGLE
    DALLAS — New guidelines out Monday 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. In recent years, CPR guidance has been revised to put more emphasis on chest pushes for sudden cardiac arrest. In 2008, the heart group said untrained bystanders or those unwilling to do rescue breaths could do hands-only CPR until paramedics arrive or a defibrillator is used to restore a normal heart beat.
  • Man Collapses During Commencement Speech by President Obama in Michigan – Video Report

    06/08/2010 6:43:56 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 17 replies · 25+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | June 8, 2010 | Brian
    Here is a video report on a man who collapsed during President Obama’s speech at a High School Graduation in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The older man apparently went into cardiac arrest as the President was speaking. Michigan State Senator Tom George was in the audience and said the man “was not breathing and he was pulse-less” when he got to him. George and others initiated CPR until paramedics were able to take the man to the hospital. He is reportedly “responding to treatment.”
  • Continuous Chest Compression CPR - Mayo Clinic Presentation

    02/15/2010 9:00:58 AM PST · by MsLady · 15 replies · 871+ views
    Mayo's Clinic youtube ^ | June 17, 2008 | Mayo's Clinic
    I thought this was worth passing around. The only question I had was, I think they said no need to check for pulse. I have an issue with that one, what if they just passed out? Other than that this is good and everyone should see it. Link to Mayo's new CPR method
  • Continuous Chest Compression CPR - Mayo Clinic Presentation(Video)

    02/12/2010 5:03:17 PM PST · by Man50D · 41 replies · 1,386+ views
    This is an excellent video regarding an updated and more effective version of CPR that doesn't require blowing in someone's mouth. Pass it on.
  • Farmer saves piglet with CPR

    01/25/2010 9:02:53 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 26 replies · 1,077+ views
    fox11 ^ | Monday, 25 Jan 2010,
    LA CENTER, Wash. - A newborn piglet cheats death, thanks to a quick-thinking farmer and a nurturing dog in Washington State. Meet Pig Pig, a young female piglet who would rather run with the dogs than play with her own species. "She just doesn't even have any interest," said farmer Heidi Olson. After all she was raised by a red heeler after her own mom died after giving birth. "The only problem is now the pig thinks she's a dog," said Olson. Heidi Olson says Pig Pig's amazing story almost ended just two days after she was born. As the...
  • Man Survives 47 Minutes in Cardiac Arrest

    11/24/2009 2:32:31 PM PST · by Stoat · 9 replies · 920+ views
    CBS News ^ | November 24, 2009
    Man Survives 47 Minutes in Cardiac Arrest Doctors Wouldn't Give Up on N.Y. Man, Delivering 4,500 Chest Compressions and 8 Defibrillator Shocks to Save Him (WCBS)  What happens if your heart stops beating? Is it possible to survive? CBS station WCBS in New York recently met a Brooklyn man who lived after his heart quit for 47 minutes, and it's all thanks to a team of doctors who refused to give up until they brought him back from the dead. "These doctors did not stop," Joe Tiralosi said, fighting through tears to find the words to describe his experience....
  • Would You Give Your Pet CPR?

    10/22/2009 3:05:13 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 81 replies · 2,058+ views
    nbcwashington ^ | Oct 22, 2009 | KARL PARKER
    There's no doubt about the love we have for our dogs and cats. But, when push comes to shove, just how far would you go if your best friend was in a health crisis? Let's get to the point. Your pet is injured and needs lifesaving air.Question is, could you bring yourself to put your mouth to his snout? 58-percent of people surveyed by the Associated Press and Petside.com would be at least SOMEWHAT likely to perform CPR on their animal in a medical emergency. The survey showed women were more likely to deliver those rescue breaths than the men....
  • CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta Shows Actor Matthew McConaughey a "New Way" of Doing CPR - Video

    10/14/2009 7:35:03 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 34 replies · 1,307+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 14, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta showing actor Matthew McConaughey what he calls a "new way" of doing CPR. Gupta says new studies show that doing chest compressions only on a cardiac arrest patient is just as effective - if not better - than if mouth-to-mouth is also done. Gupta said you have "8-10 minutes of oxygenated blood" in your body anyway, and the key is to keep that blood moving. So, according to Gupta, it is better to not interrupt the chest compressions for anything while you wait for paramedics to arrive. He also said more people...
  • Supreme Court to decide final 3 cases Monday (also considering conservatives' movie of Hillary)

    06/27/2009 8:46:44 AM PDT · by Liz · 9 replies · 1,063+ views
    myway.com ^ | 6/27/09 | MARK SHERMAN
    Sonia Sotomayor was one of three appeals court judges who ruled that New Haven, Conn. officials acted properly in throwing out firefighters' exams because of racially skewed results. The city decided not to use test scores to determine promotions b/c it might have been vulnerable to claims the exam had a "disparate impact" on minorities in violation of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Sotomayor's opinion has been criticized as a cursory look at a tough issue. Among critics are Soto's fellow judges on NY's 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals.... outcome could alter how public and private sector employers make...
  • Emergency Workers Felt Jackson Dead at Scene

    06/26/2009 1:11:44 PM PDT · by Shermy · 82 replies · 4,029+ views
    TMZ ^ | June 26, 2009
    When EMTs arrived at Michael Jackson's home yesterday, the medics wanted to pronounce him dead on the scene -- but Michael's personal doctor refused to let them "call it" -- this according to sources close to the situation. When EMTs arrived there was evidence someone had been performing CPR on Michael for "quite some time." There was evidence of Lidocaine -- an old-school drug that can be used to treat disturbances in the heart's rhythm. Medics took over performing CPR but determined Jackson was lifeless -- and wanted to call the coroner to pick up the body. We're told Jackson...
  • Free Health Care Shortages

    06/16/2009 9:24:49 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 5 replies · 238+ views
    Campus Report ^ | June 16, 2009 | Deidre Almstead
    Free Health Care Shortages by: Deidre Almstead, June 16, 2009 Katie Brickell’s new life as a twenty-five-year old newly-wed was all but completely halted when she discovered she had cervical cancer, with only a few years left to live. Her hope for survival was placed in receiving cancer treatments through the United Kingdom’s government-run health care system. Katie claims that her cancer could have been prevented or at least identified at an earlier stage had she been allowed a pap-smear, a common screening test for cervical cancer. Now all Katie can do is to continue to fight for the health...
  • MA Bill Would Require CPR Be Taught At Schools

    05/25/2009 4:09:30 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 26 replies · 693+ views
    WBZTV.COM ^ | 25 MAY 2009 | AP
    BOSTON (AP) ― Beacon Hill lawmakers are weighing bills to beef up CPR-requirements at schools and require heart tests for student athletes. The Committee on Education will hold a public hearing at the State House on Tuesday to look at more than a dozen proposals, including a bill that would require all students to be taught cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Another bill would require coaches to have a CPR certificate and know how to use heart defibrillators. A third would force students who want to participate in interscholastic athletic programs to undergo an electrocardiogram first.
  • What If Arnold Had Seized the Moment? ( and "what if" we had elected McClintock! )

    05/23/2009 7:01:21 AM PDT · by kellynla · 62 replies · 1,625+ views
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | MAY 23, 2009 | BILL WHALEN
    While politicians debate whether this week's rejection of various spending initiatives in California marks the beginning of an antitax insurgency, I can't help but wonder what might have been had Arnold Schwarzenegger immediately pushed for reform upon taking office in 2003. The Arnold of the state's recall election was the Barack Obama of the 2008 presidential election. He was a man of wealth and privilege, restyled as a populist outsider and overhyped by a fawning media, who came into office with a window of opportunity to achieve most anything his heart desired. For Mr. Schwarzenegger, that window remained open for...
  • Mom's CPR saves toddler's life (IN)

    10/24/2008 7:15:55 AM PDT · by Kimmers · 7 replies · 278+ views
    WTHR website ^ | Oct 23, 2008 | Jennie Runevitch
    Boone County - A toddler survived life-threatening moments because adults jumped into action with just seconds to spare. It happened at a rural home west of I-65, near County Road 550 South in Boone County. The scene went from quiet to chaos in a matter of minutes when two-year-old Evan Pitcher nearly drowned in the family pool. "Nothing could ever prepare you for seeing your own flesh and blood sitting there floating in a pool," said Eric Pitcher, Evan's father. Evan and his father were playing outside when dad went in the garage to get a broom. He was gone...
  • 'Stayin’ Alive' Tune Can Save Lives

    10/18/2008 8:56:21 AM PDT · by onlylewis · 26 replies · 578+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 10/17/08 | Reuters
    U.S. doctors have found the Bee Gees 1977 disco anthem "Stayin' Alive" provides an ideal beat to follow while performing chest compressions as part of CPR on a heart attack victim.
  • Team Teaches CPR to Afghan Medical Providers

    06/20/2008 4:57:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 77+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Capt. Jillian Torango, USAF
    PANJSHIR PROVINCE, Afghanistan, June 20, 2008 – Six Afghan medical providers learned basic lifesaving skills at a Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team cardiopulmonary resuscitation course held at the Rokha Clinic on June 18. Air Force Staff Sgt. Janine Duschka, a Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team medical technician, teaches the jaw thrust maneuver to Afghan medical providers during a CPR class at the Rokha Clinic, in Panjshir province, Afghanistan, June 18, 2008. This was the first of a 15-class CPR program that the Panjshir PRT is providing this year. U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jillian Torango, Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team  (Click photo...
  • Girl steps up to do CPR after boy collapses

    05/09/2008 9:12:02 AM PDT · by Domandred · 17 replies · 118+ views
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 5/9/2008 | DAVID KENNARD AND GREGORY HAHN
    None of the adults at the Meridian Little League practice knew what to do Wednesday night when a 13-year-old boy collapsed rounding second base. But 14-year-old Jessica Moncrieff did. From the adjacent field, where she was scrimmaging with her club soccer team, Moncrieff could see people clapping their hands to wake the boy up. Some were screaming. But no one started CPR - not until Moncrieff ran over and took charge. And paramedics say Moncrieff may have made the difference in the young boy's life. --- SNIP ---- She was watching the boy on the ground and thinking she could...
  • Experts now recommend hands-only CPR

    03/31/2008 7:17:03 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies · 786+ views
    San Luis Obispo Tribune ^ | Mar. 31, 2008 | STEPHANIE NANO
    You can skip the mouth-to-mouth breathing and just press on the chest to save a life. In a major change, the American Heart Association said Monday that hands-only CPR - rapid, deep presses on the victim's chest until help arrives - works just as well as standard CPR for sudden cardiac arrest in adults. Experts hope bystanders will now be more willing to jump in and help if they see someone suddenly collapse. Hands-only CPR is simpler and easier to remember and removes a big barrier for people skittish about the mouth-to-mouth breathing. "You only have to do two things....
  • It's OK to skip mouth-to-mouth and do 'hands-only' CPR for cardiac arrest in adults

    03/31/2008 5:25:59 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 21 replies · 799+ views
    StarTribune/AP ^ | 3/31/08 | STEPHANIE NANO
    You can skip the mouth-to-mouth breathing and just press on the chest to save a life. In a major change, the American Heart Association said Monday that hands-only CPR — rapid, deep presses on the victim's chest until help arrives — works just as well as standard CPR for sudden cardiac arrest in adults. Experts hope bystanders will now be more willing to jump in and help if they see someone suddenly collapse. Hands-only CPR is simpler and easier to remember and removes a big barrier for people skittish about the mouth-to-mouth breathing. "You only have to do two things....
  • New CPR advice: chest compressions only

    03/31/2008 1:31:01 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 60 replies · 2,319+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | March 31, 2008 | Suzanne Hoholik
    New CPR advice: chest compressions only Heart Association hopes simpler guidelines save lives Monday, March 31, 2008 4:00 PM By Suzanne Hoholik THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH Hands-only CPR When you see an adult collapse: * 1. Call 9-1-1. * 2. Start hard, fast compressions at the center of the chest. Trade off with someone if you get tired. If no one else is around, continue compressions until paramedics arrive. In an effort to get more bystanders to perform CPR, the American Heart Association issued new guidelines today changing the way it teaches the lifesaving technique by eliminating mouth-to-mouth breaths. When an...
  • Death and Condition One

    12/22/2006 6:43:29 PM PST · by sig226 · 16 replies · 669+ views
    none | 12/22/06 | self
    Preparation does not always mean preparing so that you can preserve your own life. Many of us know that preparation means we have food, supplies, and money to maintain our families in the event of disaster. Some of us take it to mean that we must always scan the area around us to ensure that there are no threats. Sometimes even though we think we are ready, somebody drops a school bus out of the UFO and it smacks us in the head. No one was delivering on Saturday, so the guys at the shop asked me if I would...
  • Without Mouth-to-Mouth, CPR Still Works

    03/17/2007 5:55:09 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 5 replies · 323+ views
    New York Times and AP ^ | 17 March 2007 | Staff
    Chest compressions — not mouth-to-mouth resuscitation — seem to be the key in helping someone recover from cardiac arrest, according to new research that further bolsters advice from heart experts. A study in Japan showed that people were more likely to recover without brain damage if rescuers focused on chest compressions rather than on rescue breaths, and some experts advised dropping the mouth-to-mouth part of CPR altogether. The study was published yesterday in The Lancet. More than a year ago, the American Heart Association revised CPR guidelines to put more emphasis on chest presses, recommending 30 instead of 15 for...
  • Hold the Breath for Bystander CPR

    03/16/2007 11:46:29 AM PDT · by Dysart · 17 replies · 599+ views
    Medpage Today ^ | 3-16-07 | Neil Osterweil
    TOKYO, March 16 -- Bystander CPR with no mouth-to-mouth ventilation doubled the chance that those in cardiac arrest would have a good neurologic outcome, researchers here reported."Cardiac-only resuscitation by bystanders is the preferable approach to resuscitation for adult patients with witnessed out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, especially those with apnea, shockable rhythm, or short periods of untreated arrest," wrote Ken Nagao, M.D., and colleagues, of Surugadai Nihon University Hospital, in the March 17 issue of The Lancet. They found in a study of more than 4,000 cardiac arrest cases that while any attempt at out-of-hospital resuscitation was better than doing nothing at...
  • Man saves his drowning dog with CPR

    03/10/2007 2:43:15 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 6 replies · 306+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sat Mar 10, 2007 2:55PM EST | Staff
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - If a dog is man's best friend, a disabled U.S. Air Force veteran showed the feeling is mutual by saving his drowning pet with mouth-to-snout resuscitation and CPR. Lucy, a 10-month-old English bulldog, chased ducks into a partly frozen lake near Randy Gurchin's home in Papillion, Nebraska, but quickly became paralyzed in the icy water and briefly went under. The 50-pound (23-kg) dog was unresponsive and had a blue face and bloody foam around its muzzle when Gurchin, who flew combat missions over Iraq and Afghanistan, edged onto the ice. "The ice started to crack under me....
  • Owner saves choking Lab - Woman used training in CPR to clear airway

    01/17/2007 1:53:26 AM PST · by leadpenny · 21 replies · 875+ views
    The Free Lance-Star ^ | 17 Jan 07 | EDIE GROSS
    CPR instructor saves her dog By EDIE GROSS Debbie Shepherd performed CPR countless times when she served on the Fredericksburg Rescue Squad a decade ago. But last week was the first time she'd ever had to clear a dog's airway. Her two black Labradors had just finished dinner Wednesday night and were running around her Spotsylvania backyard when 15-year-old Bear started barking. Shepherd said she walked out back to find 11-year-old Brutus wheezing and struggling to breathe. "Then his tongue went blue. I've never seen a dog's tongue go blue before," she said. Brutus, whose gums had turned white, had...
  • The Shadow Party: FrontPage Interviews Co-Author Richard Poe

    08/29/2006 3:12:51 PM PDT · by Richard Poe · 189 replies · 4,379+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | August 29, 2006 | Jamie Glazov
    A new book by David Horowitz and Richard Poe has enraged the Left and alarmed many conservatives. It exposes the machinations of a radical clique working at the highest levels of government and finance to undermine American power. That book is The Shadow Party: How George Soros, Hillary Clinton and Sixties Radicals Seized Control of the Democratic Party. It hit the New York Times bestseller list in its first week in print. Here to tell us about The Shadow Partyis co-author Richard Poe, our esteemed colleague at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, where he serves as director of research. Mr....
  • New test may spot futile CPR cases

    08/04/2006 8:13:50 AM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 44 replies · 827+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 3 Aug 06 | STEPHANIE NANO
    If your heart suddenly stopped, how long should rescue workers try to save you? Should you be taken to the hospital even if you can't be revived and are likely to die? Canadian researchers say they've devised a test that helps rescue workers spot those futile cases and save a frantic trip to the hospital. Some paramedics with advanced training — those who can give drugs and start IVs — already are allowed to stop giving CPR if their efforts fail and they have consulted a doctor, said lead researcher, Dr. Laurie J. Morrison of the University of Toronto. But...
  • Dying deer given CPR

    07/23/2006 1:52:04 PM PDT · by girlangler · 105 replies · 1,964+ views
    Wallowa County Chieftan ^ | July 23, 2006 | Corey Wicks
    Dying deer given CPR By Corey Wicks Staff reporter When it comes to concern for wildlife, people in Joseph put their mouth where their concern is. Literally. Wallowa County Detective Neil Rogers was called to a report of a deer that had been hit by a vehicle Sunday, July 2, in downtown Joseph. When Rogers arrived a crowd of people had gathered in the street and were in the process of pulling the deer out from underneath a trailer, Rogers said. The deer was badly mangled but managed to wake up and stumble past the crowd. It then fell into...
  • Neurologist: Boy still in coma, but 'definitely improved' (using cutting-edge treatments & vitamins)

    07/16/2006 9:37:44 PM PDT · by Coleus · 13 replies · 1,827+ views
    NorthJersey.com ^ | 07.16.06 | MARGARET K. COLLINS
    A neurologist from Washington, D.C., an autonomic nervous system specialist from Philadelphia and a neuron-psychologist and psycho-pharmacologist -- both from Manhattan -- have spent a lot of time with Steven Domalewski lately.  They, and others, have been at his bedside in a Paterson hospital, using cutting-edge treatments while trying to bring the 12-year-old pitcher out of a coma."He's progressing at a really good rate," Dr. Philip De Fina said Friday. "He has definitely improved. His alertness has improved. His dad has been feeding him little bits of Italian ice, and he's breathing very well on his own."  De Fina...