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Updated American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR and AED use in 2019

Introduction In 2015, the American Heart Association issued its new guidelines, which included updates for CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and ECC (Emergency Cardiovascular Care) training courses. Every few years, they make changes to support new techniques and equipment that increase victims’ chances of survival during sudden cardiac arrest or an emergency response system. The goal at […]

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March Madness!

Basketball Players and Sudden Cardiac Arrest  NCAA Basketball player, Hank Gathers, made national news in 1989 when he collapsed during a Loyola Marymount University home game against UC Santa Barbara. He was 23 years old when he died from sudden cardiac arrest. Although he was previously diagnosed with an arrhythmia and prescribed medicine for it, […]

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Learning Their AED’s and 123’s: AED’s in Schools

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As a mother of 2, there are many what if scenarios that pop into my head about my children’s health and safety. *Should they really be doing back flips on that trampoline? *What’s going to happen if he’s bouncing on that exercise ball right next to the stairs leading down? *Do they look right and left every […]

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