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Tag Archive | "cardiac arrest"

Profound Hypothermia May Have Permitted 101-Minute CPR to Succeed on Toddler Who Fell in Icy Creek in Pennsylvania

A Pennsylvania toddler, who had no signs of life for 101 minutes after being found in a creek, is now alive and recovering. Gardell Martin fell into an icy stream in Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania, and was swept away by the fast current on March 11, 2015. A neighbor found the 22-month-old nearly a quarter-mile away — […]

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Dad Saved; “First Save” Involving PulsePoint CPR SmartPhone App in Portland Area

Scott Brawner, an off-duty Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighter/paramedic, was able to help save the life of Drew Basse on May 9, 2014, because of a smartphone app known as PulsePoint, which allows 9-1-1 dispatch centers to connect cardiac arrest victims to people trained in CPR that are near the victim. “This app saved […]

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PulsePoint, Open Police and Fire Radio Channels: You Might Consider This, Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson

In the early 1970s the major selling point of starting a paramedic service in a fire department was the potential for saving lives with urgent care for heart attack victims and trauma victims. Advanced Life Support — some of it learned on the battlefields in the Vietnam War — was going to save lives. Certainly […]

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Clinically Dead Mom from Missouri City, TX Is Revived After Baby Delivered by C-Section

A pregnant high school teacher gives birth while technically dead, and is then revived by doctors. Last February, Erica Nigrelli, 32, was teaching at a high school in Missouri City, Texas, when she walked over to a co-worker’s classroom because she wasn’t feeling well. When she felt faint, she put her hands on a table […]

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Posted in Healthy & Fit

San Ramon Valley Fire Department Pulse Point App: Matchmaker of Citizen Rescuers and Cardiac Victims

VIDEO: PSA announcement refers to a program in effect in San Ramon Valley, California. The program is not in effect in Arlington Heights or the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Crowd-Sourcing Good Samaritans A Good Samaritan can now volunteer to be notified if an incident possibly requiring CPR occurs in a public place in at least […]

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Brett Anderson Collapses and Dies While Setting Up for DJ Job Saturday Night

Schaumburg police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 4:05 p.m. Saturday to a report of a man down near a service elevator at the Chicago Marriott, 50 N. Martingale Road. A hotel employee of the Chicago Marriott, 50 N. Martingale Road in Schaumburg, witnessed a man collapse outside the service elevator in the back (south side) of […]

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Palatine Fire Department Honors First Responders Tim Kirby, Linda Kleiss, and Neil Wywialowski for Saving a Life with CPR/AED at Midtown Athletic Club

WGNTV Report: Palatine Fire Department Fire Chief Bob Falardeau and others honored Midtown Athletic Club members Tim Kirby and Linda Kleiss and Fitness Director Neil Wywialowski Thursday, December 30, 2010 after they were instrumental in following AED/CPR procedure to save the life of a fellow athletic club member who suffered cardiac arrest. Midtown Athletic Club […]

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Michael Jackson 9-1-1 Transcript: Audio Hints That CPR and EMS Knowledge By Physician at Scene Not Optimal

A review of the audio of the 9-1-1 call for help for 50 year-old Michael Jackson reveals that the doctor’s performance of CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) may not have been optimal for the emergency care of Michael Jackson. Also, his knowledge of the Emergency Medical System access via 9-1-1 may not have been optimal. AUDIO: 9-1-1 […]

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