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Webelos Scout Leader Uses His CPR Training to Save a Stranger’s Life

In CPR, CPR, Customer Stories, Inspirational Stories, ProTrainings, Training by Andrew FleszarLeave a Comment

Imagine going on a family vacation to the beach. The feeling of sand between your toes and sounds of the rolling of the waves. The sun shines hot as both children and adults enjoy the water. Imagine now, that you hear panicked cries for help. A man you don’t know is carrying a man named Alex to shore and is …

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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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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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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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“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 …

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Are furry friends messing with your sleep?

In Fun, Health and Safety by Elizabeth Shaw2 Comments

I have to admit, when my sister’s little fluffy dog is occasionally curled up behind my legs or by my stomach, it’s pretty cozy! However, it’s a rare occasion because the little fur ball wakes me up in the middle of the night. (It’s not fun.)  According to a new study, 30% of pet owners who sleep with their four …