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

In CPR, In Memoriam by Paul Martin1 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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Saved a Life: Daughter saves Mom on Mother’s Day

In CPR, Featured Stories by Paul Martin3 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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Saved a Life: Mother saves son days after learning CPR

In CPR, CPR, Customer Stories, Family, Featured Stories, First Aid, Inspirational Stories, ProFirstAid, ProTrainings, Rescues, Training by Elizabeth Shaw6 Comments

CPR training came just in time for a mother and her child. Tammy Schneider, a Kent District Library employee for 14 years, was told that the library was putting together an online CPR and First Aid training for all staff through a company called ProTrainings. “Personally, I thought it was a great idea,” said Schneider. “I think that anytime you can learn …

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What do Sumo wrestlers, cardboard boxes, and CPR training have in common?

In Blended CPR, CPR, CPR, Featured Stories, First Aid, ProFirstAid, ProTrainings, Training by Elizabeth Shaw4 Comments

Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could complete your CPR training entirely online? Can you imagine how convenient and efficient it would be to start and finish your learning CPR experience from the comfort of your own home? Can you imagine paying a fraction of the cost for your training kit and classes than what you pay now? This isn’t …

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Prolonged CPR: Why It Works

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A man in Ohio recovered after doctors declared him medically dead. This demonstrates the grey area in deciding when to stop efforts to resuscitate a victim. Yahle, a diesel mechanic from West Carrollton, Ohio, went into cardiac arrest Aug. 5. He was rushed to the hospital where a team of physicians began administering chest compressions and forced blood and oxygen …

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Teen Dies on Delta Flight

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A 16-year-old boy  died after suffering a medical emergency on  Delta Flight 128 flying from Seattle to Atlanta. The young man, Zachery Bisiar, was flying  family members Saturday when “he went into medical distress.” The cause of death is still pending, but a Spokane medical examiner said “the cause of death is pending, but is thought to be “a rare …