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AHA employee helps save a life with CPR


Jennifer Zanganeh was busy shepherding young roller-skaters at her daughter’s 10th birthday party recently in Southern California when she heard her friend scream a troubling question: “He’s not breathing?”

That was when she saw the young boy, lying on the roller-rink floor, unresponsive with blood coming […]

October 21st, 2015|Categories: CPR, Health|Tags: , , |Comments Off on AHA employee helps save a life with CPR

More children survive when dispatchers guide CPR

Children who have cardiac arrests are more likely to survive if emergency dispatchers talk bystanders through the steps of CPR, according to a new study.

The study found that a month after cardiac arrest, survival with good brain function increased 81 percent for children who received dispatcher-guided CPR, and 68 […]