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Hands Only Cpr

This Guy-Gal Running Duo Bonded Over a Death -- His

Nancy Brown | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

A few days after the 2011 Bay to Breakers, her direct line at the hospital rang. "Do you remember that guy at the Bay to Breakers who died at the finish line?" a man said. "That was me." Stunned doesn't even begin to describe her reaction.

Learn to Save a Life in One Minute

Leigh Pechillo | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Leigh Pechillo

Hands-Only CPR keeps blood pumping through the heart when the heart isn't effectively pumping blood throughout the body and brain on its own. It can help revived the heart and lungs and potentially prevent severe brain damage or death.

Knowing Three Letters Saved My Life

Leigh Pechillo | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Leigh Pechillo

Arming yourself with the knowledge and skills to perform CPR could be the difference between life and death of someone you know and love.

The Greatest Gift You Can Bring to Any Holiday Gathering

Nancy Brown | Posted 02.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

It only takes a few minutes to learn the basics of CPR. So as you prepare to share the company of family and friends this holiday season, consider this: The best gift you could bring to any party is knowing how to save a life.

Could This Mashup Help Save Lives?

Barbara Dehn | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Barbara Dehn

As I listen to the songs, I'm pushing my hands together to the tempo up and down at 100 beats per minute. Here's what I know from the ICU: practice, practice and practice. That way, if you ever have to use these skills, they'll be more automatic.

Know Disco? If So, You Can Save a Life: Learn How During National CPR Week

Nancy Brown | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Our Hands-Only CPR campaign is increasing the survival of victims by making people aware of Hands-Only CPR as an effective choice, training them in the skill, and giving them the confidence to take action.

Training the Next Generation of Lifesavers, One Student at a Time

Nancy Brown | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

"Since witnessing the cardiac arrest that inspired me, I have not been around anyone who has needed CPR. But I know of two teenagers who have. Both learned it at school and ended up saving the life of one of their parents."

Do You Have a Duty to Perform CPR?

Janice Van Dyck | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Janice Van Dyck

I think we all have a right to die the way we want. My biggest concern is whether many of our life-saving techniques just prolong a life of suffering. I have seen the agony that many times accompanies our heroic efforts to stem the force of Mother Nature.

Compression-Only CPR Better Preserves Brain Function

Posted 02.11.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jaimie Dalessio What started as a simpler way to teach CPR and encourage bystander action in response to cardiac arrest may now, in some cas...

Learn to Save a Loved One With CPR -- It's Not Rocket Science

Debra Bader | Posted 08.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Debra Bader

My advice to you: Learn Hands-Only CPR. It only takes a minute to learn how to help save someone's life. And it could be the life of the person you cherish most in the world.

What Pushing Hard and Fast Can Do

Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Even without being a trained health care professional, the layperson can literally take charge of a situation, initiate a simple movement, called Hands-Only CPR, that can literally save a life.

Experts Now Recommend Hands-Only CPR

AP | STEPHANIE NANO | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — 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 Associati...