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Woman Saved with Defibrillator at Ballpark

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In Michigan there is a law that requires all schools, state parks and health clubs to have automated external defibrillators (AEDs) on site. Because of this law, there was an AED available when a 60-year-old woman collapsed and stopped breathing at the Art Van Sports Complex in Plainfield Township. Is there a doctor in the house? It happened on Sunday …

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Untrained Woman saves Fiancé with Compressions-Only CPR

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Ryen Hauck had never taken a CPR course, but that didn’t stop her from doing compressions for at least seven minutes after calling 911. She found Nicholas Smith, her fiancé, face down and he didn’t have a pulse. She quickly called 911 to activate emergency medical services, and began doing chest compressions. “I’m just glad that I came back as me,” Nicholas said. “That …

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Officers save Baby with CPR

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A girl of only a year and a half began to choke while in the car with her grandmother. She pulled over and called 911, but was so hysterical that she handed the phone to a Good Samaritan that had stopped to help. The caller followed the instructions from the 911 dispatch until Officers Poradzisz and O’Connor arrived on the …

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Apps bring Medical Help Fast before Cardiac Arrest can Kill You

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In an effort to bring help when it is needed most, there are applications to bring help when you witness a cardiac arrest. In the UK, the London Ambulance Service has started using an app called GoodSAM. In the US, there’s a similar system called PulsePoint. In Stockholm, Sweden, an app called SMS-Lifesavers has been running since 2010. In Sweden, …

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What’s New in CPR and First Aid this year?

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We’ve finally released a project that has been months in the making. There are new guidelines for CPR and first aid, and we’re excited to have all of these updates available in our training library. If you’ve taken a class recently and would like to know what has changed since your class, there are a few videos that we’d like to …

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What You Need to Know: 2015 ILCOR Guidelines

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It’s that time of the decade, again: the new scientific best practices for CPR and BLS, established every five years by an international summit, have just been released this last Thursday. It’s an exciting time, seeing as we’re passionate about equipping the broad-scale population with life saving know-how. This is the chance for improvement, breakthrough, and innovation. The chance to drastically …

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Family Health Matters on CPR airs Sunday in Michigan – Tune In!

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WGVU and ProCPR are proud to present a special episode of Family Health Matters on the life-saving skill of compression only (commonly referred to as hands-only) CPR. The program will air on WGVU (PBS) on Sunday, October 18 from 3pm-4:30pm. For those in the viewing area (most of the West side of the state of Michigan), Family Health Matters will be on …

Preview of the 2015 CPR Guidelines Update

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With the updated guidelines being released this week, we made a video talking about things to expect. Roy adds: “Though we don’t know exactly what’s going to be changed, we’re going to work hard to make sure we have everything updated as soon as possible. We’ll keep you posted along the way. Feel free to ask any questions about the …

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Updated CPR and First Aid Guidelines Scheduled for Release in October 2015

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The first release of CPR Standards and Guidelines happened in 1975. Since that time, updates have been issued approximately every five years. It’s been five years since the current guidelines were released in 2010, and the new guidelines will be released on October 15, 2015.  At that time, new recommendations will be made for all accredited training organizations to review and implement in …