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Dr. James Jude, who pioneered CPR, has passed away at 87

In CPR, In Memoriam by Paul MartinLeave a Comment

Dr. James Jude developed CPR in 1960, after observing colleagues Dr. William Kouwenhoven and graduate student Guy Knickerbocker’s work with defibrillators. Dr. Kouwenhoven is the developer of the defibrillator and Knickerbocker was doing work with fibrillating dogs at the time. Jude figured that pressure applied rhythmically to the center of the chest, with the heel of the hand, could jump-start …

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EpiPen has a Challenger in Abiliject

In Health and Safety by Paul Martin1 Comment

Allergic reactions can be very dangerous. A company called Windgap Medical feels that a good alternative to the EpiPen is long overdue and plans to join the auto-injector market with one called Abiliject. It is an automatic epinephrine injector scheduled for release in 2018. Here are three things about the Abiliject that set it apart from the EpiPen: 1. It’s smaller. …

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Saved a Life: Daughter saves Mom on Mother’s Day

In CPR, Featured Stories by Paul Martin2 Comments

It’s National CPR & AED Awareness Week, and we wanted to take the opportunity to share a life-saving story to help you put into perspective how important this training really is. As a nurse, Nancy has been trained in CPR many times throughout her career. It was the day after her most recent re-certification that she was called upon to …

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Deputies learn CPR for their K9 Partners

In CPR by Paul Martin1 Comment

My cousin is a police officer. He just got a new German Shepherd as a partner, and is now part of the K9 unit. But what do you do if your dog needs CPR? A veterinarian took some time to teach a group of deputies how to perform CPR on their dogs should they require it. They practiced first on …

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Get CPR and Choking Posters Today

In CPR, CPR, First Aid by Paul Martin3 Comments

We’ve heard many stories about people’s lives being saved, and not just from trained professionals. There are situations in which the rescuer had used a nearby poster to know what to do when someone needed rescuing. These posters are actually required for certain types of businesses, but we’d love to see these in as many places as possible. Many people …

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Adorable pool rescue to make your day!

In Family, Inspirational Stories, Inspirational/thought provoking/interesting by Elizabeth ShawLeave a Comment

You thought the fireman resuscitating a kitten was adorable? Wait until you witness this heartwarming rescue. Rick Gruber, a pool repairman in Phoenix, Arizona found a little ground squirrel floating in a pool near where he was working. Rather than fishing it out and dumping it in the weeds, he tried to resuscitate it with compressions. Lucky for this little munchkin, …

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Gender May Affect Quality of Sleep

In Research by Elizabeth Shaw1 Comment

Having trouble sleeping at night? As unfair as it seems, which gender you are may in fact be affecting your quality of sleep. A study published in the journal Sleep Medicine surveyed 8,480 people about their sleep habits.  Questions about when they fell asleep, how long they slept, and if they experienced any difficulties drifting off. According to the survey, …

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“The amount of blood was amazing…” Why You Should Know how to Handle a Deadly Fall

In In Memoriam, Inspirational Stories, Inspirational/thought provoking/interesting, ProTrainings, Rescues by Elizabeth Shaw4 Comments

Deb Nordlie was just leaving a restaurant and going to her car when she saw a woman trip over a curb and hit the ground hard. Nordlie said, “The amount of blood was amazing. I dashed over and made her stay steady. Two passersby asked how they could help, so I had one call 911 and the other go back …