Woman saves 3 people in 1 year with CPR

Love this story on the Today Show about Madeline Dahl who helped three people in one year using CPR and first aid. The first time she helped a stranger was last October. After reading an article about an app that alerts users if a person nearby needs CPR, Dahl downloaded it. For months, she received no notifications. But as she was leaving work one Friday, … Continue reading Woman saves 3 people in 1 year with CPR

Learn CPR on your Layover

Got Spare Time Between Flights? Three airports around the U.S. have joined an American Heart Association (AHA) initiative to provide hands-only CPR training kiosks for passengers waiting for flights. The Cleveland Hopkins International, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International and Orlando International airports are now equipped with the kiosks, bringing the total number of airports with one in the U.S. up to seven. The initiative is funded by … Continue reading Learn CPR on your Layover

Alexa, how do I do CPR?

Alexa, the friendly voice of the Amazon Echo, will for the first time give all three instructions for CPR, heart attack and stroke warning signs. The information is crucial because prompt medical attention can make the difference between life or death, or significant disability, said Robert Neumar, M.D., Ph.D., chair of emergency medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. “Any system that can reliably … Continue reading Alexa, how do I do CPR?

Ambulance Drone

The first minutes after an accident are critical and essential to provide the right care to prevent escalation. Speeding up emergency response can prevent deaths and accelerate recovery dramatically. This is notably true for heart failure, drowning, traumas and respiratory issues. Lifesaving technologies such as an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), medication, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) aids can be designed compact enough to be carried by a … Continue reading Ambulance Drone

There’s an App for That

When you have a serious health condition, it’s key to have your medication with you along with an easy way to alert your loved ones if you’re having a medical emergency. Health company Aterica developed a smart EpiPen case called the Veta that not only reminds you to take your medication with you every day, but also alerts your loved ones when it has been removed … Continue reading There’s an App for That

History of CPR

1740 The Paris Academy of Sciences officially recommended mouth-to-mouth resuscitation for drowning victims.  1767 The Society for the Recovery of Drowned Persons became the first organized effort to deal with sudden and unexpected death.  1891 Dr. Friedrich Maass performed the first equivocally documented chest compression in humans.  Did you know that CPR started back in the 1700’s? Check out the History of CPR by the American … Continue reading History of CPR

CPR & AED Awareness Week

It’s National CPR and AED Awareness Week!! In 2007, the AHA in coalition with the American Red Cross and the National Safety Council worked collaboratively to federally designate a National CPR and AED Awareness Week. On December 13, 2007, Congress unanimously passed a resolution to set aside June 1-7 each year as National CPR and AED Awareness Week.  This week spotlights how lives can be … Continue reading CPR & AED Awareness Week

CPR doesn’t have to be Puuurfect to Save a Life

“If CPR is so effective, why don’t more people do it”?   CPR Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect to Be Life-Saving The most recent tally by the American Heart Association shows only 40 percent of victims received bystander CPR after their out-of-hospital heart event. Some bystanders may fear getting involved, feel squeamish, or worry they will do the wrong thing. Others may simply be in denial that the … Continue reading CPR doesn’t have to be Puuurfect to Save a Life

AHA Grant Opportunities

American Heart Association (AHA) is now accepting grant applications specifically for cardiac arrest and resuscitation with deadlines starting July 26, 2016 and running through August 16, 2016. This is a tremendous opportunity to advance research in cardiac arrest and resuscitation. Grants range in amounts from $51,000 to $231,000 and will be awarded in two major science classifications: Basic Science  Clinical Science and Population/Health Services The … Continue reading AHA Grant Opportunities