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NCAA reminding trainers, coaches to use cardiac arrest checklist

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Summer school classrooms are humming with activity on college campuses across the nation and soon, so will sports fields full of student athletes returning for training camps and practices.

But before they do, the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s top medical chief is reminding head athletic trainers […]

July 26th, 2016|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, Children, CPR, Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Patients, Physical Activity, Prevention|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on NCAA reminding trainers, coaches to use cardiac arrest checklist

Middle school students learn CPR in single PE class

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A one-time, 45-minute educational session on basic life support has the power to greatly improve middle school students’ CPR knowledge and skills, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015.

Researchers evaluated the use of a 45-minute basic life support […]

November 7th, 2015|Categories: Health, Scientific Sessions 2015|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Middle school students learn CPR in single PE class

Sudden cardiac arrest? Can’t find an AED? There may be an app for that

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The earlier bystanders can deliver shocks with an automated external defibrillator to people who have cardiac arrest outside the hospital, the better their chances are for survival.

Although it may be difficult to find community-based AEDs, a new smartphone application helps connect rescuers with lifesaving […]

Life-saving AEDs often in locked buildings when needed

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Most public automated external defibrillators are in buildings that aren’t open 24 hours. As a result, bystanders who are near AEDs don’t have access to the life-saving defibrillators in 21 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s […]

Cardiac arrest doesn’t have to be death sentence

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

When Russ Goedde woke up in the hospital in March, he checked for bruises because he thought he might have fallen down the stairs. But it was his heart that had caused the commotion in the gym that morning. It had stopped beating shortly after […]

Governor signs CPR in Schools legislation moving it to next stage

Editors note: Story updated Nov. 4 to reflect that Delaware became 20th state to require CPR in Schools.

New York moved closer this week toward having CPR in Schools after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a revised CPR in Schools bill.

The new law, signed Tuesday, calls for the commissioner of the […]