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Choking Remedy Learned in Class Saves Student’s Life

Posted on 10 Apr 2018
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Quick Thinking Third Grader Saves Choking Friend Only two weeks after learning the Heimlich maneuver, a nine-year-old boy in Edina, Minnesota uses the technique to save a friend from his lunch. Zach gave Fletcher the Heimlich maneuver because they he was choking on a small piece of food. His dad taught him the Heimlich 2 […]

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Doctors Use Suspended Animation to Save Lives

Posted on 02 Feb 2018
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It sounds like the stuff of science fiction: a mortally injured patient is put into suspended animation so doctors can buy time to close up his wounds and save his life. But that seemingly improbable scenario is about to become a reality at five centers around the United States where doctors will try to stop […]

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Hawaii Rescue Tubes Save Lives on Public Beaches

Posted on 02 Jan 2018
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The founder of JTA CPR, John Tyler started the non profit Rescue Tube operation on a Kauai beach in 2008. He was simply a good-hearted individual trying to create a system to save a few people from drowning each year. Since then more than 70 lives have been saved on Kauai with Rescue Tubes, which […]

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Dad’s Pediatric CPR training saves his child from being a statistic

Posted on 01 Oct 2017
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Thanks to Lori Pena, safety coordinator and MEDIC First Aid instructor with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) for sharing SMUD lineman Dwight Johnson’s story with us. From SMUD’s inter-office news: Dwight Johnson credits cardiopulmonary resuscitation training at SMUD for helping save his two-year-old son Mason (shown at right with dad Dwight) last month when the toddler […]

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The Importance of Home First Aid

Posted on 07 Sep 2017
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Learning basic first aid is a skill that can have a dramatic effect for your ability to help people in times of need. Having the knowledge of potential life saving first aid makes you a better parent, friend, co-worker and citizen. A blocked airway can kill someone in 3 minutes, and the simple procedure of […]

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CPR Response Checklist

Posted on 14 Aug 2017
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This detailed graphic shows the steps that need to be performed if a person looses consciousness from cardiac arrest. Use these 7 steps to help a person stay alive until professional help arrives.

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National CPR and AED Awareness Week

Posted on 07 Jun 2017
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Nearly 380,000 people suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests each year. Sadly, less than eight percent of those people survive. Effective bystander CPR can double or even triple the patient’s chances of survival. However only 32 percent of patients receive bystander CPR and the vast majority of sudden cardiac arrests happen in the home. This is why […]

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