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(NAPSI)—A middle-school student who has been trained can save a life when someone needs CPR.
Thanks to a national retail chain, more than 1,100 schools in the U.S. will receive a CPR in Schools Training Kit along with teaching materials to implement the program. (NAPS)
(StatePoint) Finding out you’re going to be a parent can be both exciting and stressful. But preparation makes for a smoother transition.
(NAPSI)—Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), a malfunction of the electrical rhythm of the heart, can strike anyone, at any time—but you can lead the way to save a life.
Picture Rocks Fire District will not hold CPR/First Aid classes December and January. They will start up again in February. In 2015, there will be a $15 fee to take the class for district residents, and $25 for non-district residents.
(NAPSI)—Kids learning bystander CPR may be the answer to reducing death from the 420,000 cardiac arrests that occur outside of a hospital each year. Sadly, most of those victims die because bystanders don’t know how to start CPR or are afraid they’ll do something wrong. Further complicating the issue are the disparities among Latinos and African Americans, who are 30 percent less likely to have bystander CPR performed on them in an emergency, according to a study in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. People who live in lower-income, African-American neighborhoods are 50 percent less likely to have CPR performed.
Teaching CPR in schools can save lives. (NAPS)
The Marana Police Department received six automated external defibrillators (AEDs) from the Steven M. Gootter Foundation. The foundation presented the AEDs to the department during a brief ceremony last Friday.
Blood dripped from his face and lacerations covered his arms. Dallin Wengert lay unconscious as his body jerked around in a fit of seizures. Amy Wengert sat by her husband in the helicopter praying – praying that he would live.
On August 18, Donna Rose Smith accepted a plea agreement in the death of her son, Patrick Michael Smith.
Drowning Impact Awareness Month (DIAM) began in August 2004 through the efforts of the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Today, DIAM is the largest collaborative water safety effort in the state of Arizona. Governor Brewer, Drexel Heights Fire District Governing Board and Mayors across the state have signed proclamations designating August as Drowning Impact Awareness Month.Why August for DIAM?
A 16-month old child was still hospitalized late last week after a near-drowning incident that took place in Oro Valley on July 22.
(NAPSI)—More than 9.2 million children are treated in the ER for nonfatal injuries every year, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—but your kids don’t have to be among them. You’ll be better able to protect your youngsters if you and their other caregivers learn a few skills that could save a child’s life.
An online course can help parents learn critical first aid skills, how to create a safe environment, and how to perform life-saving CPR. (NAPS)
On July 22, 2014 at approximately 6 p.m., the Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) and Golder Ranch Fire Department responded to the 300 block of West Sacaton Canyon in reference to a near drowning. Initial reports are that a mother found her 16 month old child at the bottom of the pool. The mother removed the child and began Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). The child was transported by Golder Ranch Fire Department to University of Arizona Medical Center. The child is in critical condition, and the investigation is ongoing.
Joshua Erwin was getting ready to go to a wedding on May 17 when he heard the screaming coming from the backyard.
During an Explorer CPR training course, Joshua Erwin demonstrates some helpful techniques to Alondra Serrano. Using what he learned in the class, Erwin is credited with saving the life of a 3-year-old after she was found unconscious in a pool.
Golder Ranch Fire District paramedic and CPR instructor Mike Seegmiller leads a CPR class for a group of Explorers last week.
Cassandra Pellegrino, left, is taught techniques on how properly give CPR while using a face shield.
(BPT) - As families start heading to local pools, lakes and beaches for warm weather fun, the staggering statistics around drowning risks take on renewed importance. Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death for infants and young kids between the ages of one and 14 in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s also the fifth leading cause for Americans of all ages.
The moment your new infant rests gently in your arms for the first time, it becomes clear your life has changed forever. In the midst of your awe at this tiny little miracle, you realize that this person is completely reliant on you, your decisions, and all of the choices you will make on their behalf in the future. In this moment you become a parent.
(StatePoint) You can’t predict the future, but you can feel more confident in your ability to face unforeseen emergencies if you prepare your home and family ahead of time. Planning for all kinds of scenarios is crucial, say experts.
(BPT) - Swimming is a popular summer activity and if you have a pool or spa, your backyard just may be this summer’s most popular retreat for friends, neighbors and all of the children that come with them. Adding as many water safety steps as possible is the best way to assure a safer and fun experience this summer.
While the summer months are commonly thought of as a time for poolside fun, local fire officials want to remind the public of the dangers that arise as people take to the water to keep cool.
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