CPR Superhero

Part I: Recognition of Cardiac Arrest and Getting Help

The first part of our series focuses on the challenges faced during the recognition of cardiac arrest and the actions necessary to get immediate help. Cardiac Arrest in Disguise Both CPR training videos and Hollywood consistently make cardiac arrest appear the same way – a person lying on the ground, usually face up, unconscious and …

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest can happen anywhere, even while buying a car!

SAN ANTONIO – Robert Mauricio didn’t expect his last words to be haggling over the price of a car at the 57 Auto Sales car dealership on Thursday.  Fortunately, due to the quick thinking and actions of trained employees, Mauricio was given another chance at life. A security camera captured Mauricio suffering from a Sudden …

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Hackers Have Taken Over Our Facebook Account and Facebook isn’t Helping!

This morning I got an email notification from Facebook to the tune of “Someone has Logged into your Facebook Account… was it you?” I took another swig of my coffee and then realized “No, it wasn’t me!” Just then <Ding>. Another message from Facebook – We’ve Updated Your Password (uh oh). <Ding> Thanks for Changing …

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Overcoming Obstacles to Bystander Initiated CPR through Approachable Public Education

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.89″ background_layout=”light”] The Problem: Bystander CPR is initiated in only 28.6% of cases of out of hospital cardiac arrest. Despite this, victims only have a short window of time to survive this event. Victims depend on the prompt delivery of CPR, defibrillation, and Advanced LifeSupport. Women and minorities receive bystander initiated CPR …

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A Total Eclipse of the Heart: Practice CPR Skills More Frequently than Astronomical Events

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.63″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”] Black and white cookies?  Crescent rolls?  Blue Moon beers?  As millions of Americans in a narrow band across the country stock up on eclipse related party commodities for the first transcontinental total solar eclipse since 1918[note]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_solar_eclipses_visible_from_the_United_States[/note], first responders and hospitals are actively preparing for an influx of visitors to …

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