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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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“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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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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Woman Suffers Mini-stroke at 24

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Sarah Silverman, no relation to the Wreck-It Ralph actress: A 24 year old women with a hectic, full life, one that didn’t factor in a medical emergency.  “At 24years old,” she said, “I never saw this coming.” “About three months ago, I was standing in my kitchen making dinner when my vision went blurry. My heart was pounding. I had …

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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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Australian Man saves Wallaby from Drowning with CPR

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Mick Hussin has saved a couple of animals with CPR.  The first time was about ten years ago, when he saved a malnourished Great Dane-Rottweiler puppy.  He said the puppy had worn its paws down to the bone trying to escape from a concrete enclosure.  This time, however, it was a much larger animal. Hussin was relaxing with a beer …