‘Hands-Only CPR’ Tour Makes Stop at Rowan University

The American Heart Association and the AmeriGroup Foundation have teamed up to raise awareness for heart health, and this week, their national tour stopped here in South Jersey. On Tuesday, September 19th, the Hands-Only CPR tour stopped by Rowan University to teach...

Chicago Police officers save premature baby using CPR

Two Chicago police officers were recognized Tuesday afternoon after they were able to save a premature newborn’s life by using cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Two Chicago Police officers were able to save a premature newborn’s life Monday by using CPR. The woman, whom Bautista said “was horrified,” gave birth to the baby in her basement, and the umbilical cord was still attached, the officers said during a news conference Tuesday afternoon at the Ogden Police District.

Know your CPR and help save a life

In two separate cases last week, one man died after he was electrocuted while urinating near a generator; another died after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest. “The first 10 minutes is key to a patients’ survival. For every minute you delay CPR and defibrillation, there is a 10 percent reduction in survivability.

After 3-year-old nearly drowns, rescue crews recommend parents learn CPR

The 3-year-old was pulled from the water and was in stable condition prior to being transported to the hospital, the Moneta Vol. Officials said she had a busy day playing at the lake and simply dozed off standing up and, in an instant, slipped off the dock and into the water. A witness said they saw the child fall at Snug Harbor and the family and bystanders immediately got the little girl out of the water, but not before she got some water into her airways and had some trouble breathing.

The Two Steps to Save a Life

“Cardiac arrest caused by an electrical malfunction in the heart creates abnormal heart rhythms that severely limit blood flow to the heart, brain, lungs and other organs,” stated Dr. Kurt W. When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately receiving CPR from someone nearby. Only about 46 percent of people who experience out-of-hospital cardiac arrest receive the immediate help that they need before a professional arrives.

Bystander CPR, defibrillation cuts long-term odds of death, brain damage

The benefits of bystander CPR or use of an automatic defibrillator on a patient suffering from cardiac arrest may last for up to a year, a new study found, with the two techniques also helping to lower the long-term risk of death, brain damage and other health issues. The Danish study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, used national registries to identify 34,459 people who had received some type of bystander resuscitation after experiencing cardiac arrest outside of a hospital setting. Only 8.3 percent of the sampling survived for a month, Reuters reported.

Viral video brings attention to the practice of CPR

Video of a Texas man using CPR to revive a baby stuck in tornado debris is bringing more attention to that life saving practice. A man named Tom Mitchell used CPR on the baby after a tornado tore through Canton earlier this week. "For a toddler, you would actually do...

Act fast with CPR during heart attack

Most people may have had some past exposure to CPR procedure instruction, but training and techniques have been recently updated. €œThe American Heart Association changed their guidelines in 2010 to allow for compression-only CPR,“ he said. â€The compression to ventilation rate guideline has increased from 80 to 100 compressions to 100 to 120.“ CPR Training also helps people know what to look for as symptoms of cardiac arrest,“

Student speaks about performing CPR on girl who had heart attack on bus

Tonight, we hear from the Beau Chene student who first performed CPR on the girl before paramedics arrived. School officials are continuing to ask for prayers for one of their fellow Gators who remains hospitalized after suffering a heart attack Wednesday morning on the school bus. “It started off as a normal day,” Beau Chene High senior, Scout Glass, told News 10.