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

😼 Unfortunately We Don’t Have 9 Lives..😼

Why Learn CPR? Cardiac arrest – an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) and disrupts the flow of blood to the brain, lungs and other organs – is a leading cause of death. Each year, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States.When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately getting CPR from someone … Continue reading 😼 Unfortunately We Don’t Have 9 Lives..😼

Nutrition Labels

Exited about the upcoming changes to nutrition labels: On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the White House announced final changes to nutrition labels, which will be required on packaged foods within the next two years. The long-awaited changes included a specific call-out for added sugars—sweeteners added to foods, as opposed to those that occur naturally, as in a piece of fruit—a … Continue reading Nutrition Labels

RIP Current Safety 

“Rip currents account for 80% of beach rescues, and can be dangerous or deadly if you don’t know what to do”. Fast Facts Rip currents are powerful, narrow channels of fast-moving water that are prevalent along the East, Gulf, and West coasts of the U.S., as well as along the shores of the Great Lakes. Moving at speeds of up to eight feet per second, … Continue reading RIP Current Safety