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  • Teen inspires new law Buena High School graduate, local fire chief help pass SB 1201

    05/24/2017 7:24:58 AM PDT · by SandRat · 17 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Monique Brand
    PALOMINAS — A Sierra Vista teen is the face of a new law that will help ease the scare of helping others. Jennifer Fonseca’s journey began in 2015 while hiking at Ramsey Canyon with two family members. During the trek, they encountered an injured person who was not breathing. Each person in Fonseca’s group performed CPR on the individual until first responders — including the Palominas Fire District — arrived. Unfortunately though, the injured hiker succumbed to his injuries. “For a 16-year-old, that is a lot to take in,” Fonseca, 18, said. “We tried to help him, regardless of how...
  • Woman Tries to Revive Pigeon With CPR in Scotland

    04/20/2017 1:02:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    A student in Scotland captured video of a unique event on a Glasgow street: a woman attempting to revive a pigeon with CPR. Twitter user @charlismyname, aka Charlotte, posted a video to the microblogging site Tuesday showing a woman on a Glasgow street performing rescue breaths and chest compressions on a collapsed pigeon. The woman pauses as if waiting to see if the bird will begin to breathe on its own, but instead its head simply flops to the side. "Meanwhile in Glasgow... #pigeonCPR" Charlotte wrote. She said the story, sadly, did not have a happy ending. "Omg just seen...
  • Cop: I couldn’t save shooting victim because NYPD helped me cheat on CPR test

    02/06/2016 1:46:26 PM PST · by Forgotten Amendments · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 4, 2016 | Emily Saul
    The partner of rookie cop Peter Liang told Brooklyn jurors Thursday that he himself was unqualified to resuscitate the man Liang accidently shot in a housing-project stairwell — because the Police Academy lets ­recruits cheat on their CPR- certification tests. So he did nothing to help the dying victim. “How much time [during training] did you spend on a mannequin?” the partner, Shaun Landau, was asked by Liang’s defense lawyer, ­Robert E. Brown. “Not sure,” Landau ad­mitted. “Less than two minutes?” the lawyer asked. “Yes,” Landau answered. Jurors learned Thursday that nothing could have saved unarmed Akai Gurley from the...
  • Body Camera Captures New Mexico Police Officer Saving Baby’s Life

    06/11/2015 9:47:45 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    ktla ^ | Updated at 08:22am, June 11, 2015 | Tracy Bloom,
    Newly released body camera video shows a New Mexico police officer performing CPR on an 8-month-old baby, an act that the young girl’s mother said saved her life. When her daughter Karly would not wake up in the early afternoon hours of May 14, a frantic Alyssia Rios dialed 911, according to Albuquerque-area television station KOAT. Officer Martin Smith of the Albuquerque Police Department responded to her home and immediately began performing CPR on the unconscious child, the video showed.
  • Calif. Bill Would Mandate Teens Take CPR Training

    04/21/2015 10:54:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Laura McVicker
    A California lawmaker has introduced a bill that would mandate that high school students receive CPR training before they graduate. AB 319 will be heard in a committee hearing on Wednesday. Assemblyman Freddie Rodriguez, D-Chino, introduced the bill in February. The bill calls for statewide school districts and charter schools to implement a curriculum on how to perform CPR and using an automated external defibrillator. This training would be offered in physical education classes or another course needed for students to graduate. The program would be developed by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross. In emphasizing the...
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...