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Hands Only Cpr

He Saved Her Life With CPR; Now They're Married With 2 Sons

Nancy Brown | Posted 06.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Taking an inventory of trees in a 668-acre park is as tedious as it seems. Every single tree must be logged for its type, age, height and width. Now ...

Mother's Day Gifts I Will Never Forget

Leigh Pechillo | Posted 05.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Leigh Pechillo

As I recognize the second anniversary of my heart attack, I will do the same thing. Appreciate all the smallest moments we tend to glance over, forgive the wrongdoings as the pain of remembering them weighs on our hearts and live every moment! Breathe in, breathe out. Smile. Hug. Love. Laugh. Live.

The $600,000 Vacation

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Phyllis Sudman

Why was it on this family vacation, swimming in that pool, a nine year old went into sudden cardiac arrest? What caused it? Could it have been prevented? Could the near drowning been avoided?

CPR: A Hands-On Way to Save a Life

Victor Imbimbo | Posted 04.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Victor Imbimbo

The power to save a life is in your own hands, and this post will walk you through the simple step-by-steps to resuscitating someone who has collapsed and has stopped breathing or is breathing irregularly.

Matt Learned CPR During a Layover. Two Days Later, He Saved Sean's Life

Nancy Brown | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

What happened next changed many lives. It also showed the power of CPR-training kiosks. With seven more of these machines going into airports and office buildings around the country, it's my pleasure to share this amazing, powerful story.

The Science of Saving a Life

Marion Leary | Posted 10.28.2015 | Science
Marion Leary

Science supports the fact that it's up to you, the community bystander, to be the difference between life and death in these situations, and here is how we know this...data!

Commit to Saving a Life -- It Only Takes One Minute

Leigh Pechillo | Posted 10.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Leigh Pechillo

The CPR you learn today could save the life of someone you love tomorrow. Please do all you can to help create more life savers so there are more lives saved.

So Identical, Both Their Lives Were Saved by CPR

Nancy Brown | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

At age 27, each could pass for the other. They are 5-foot-10, about 170 pounds, with dark hair and easy smiles. There are no scars or other giveaways to help tell them apart. Then there's the most important shared trait of all. Both their lives were saved by CPR.

Richmond Schools Not Waiting to Train Lifesavers

Nancy Brown | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

With the 2015-16 school year now underway, it's exciting to note the growth of our push to make CPR instruction part of the high school curriculum across the nation. In other words, we want every state to have their version of "Gwyneth's Law," an effort that's been going on for many years.

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

Nancy Brown | Posted 06.01.2016 | 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 05.19.2016 | 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 cases, ...

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.