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Training, skills results in second save at Culinary Institute of America campus

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Bob Wilson was on his usual morning walk at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, when he had trouble breathing and collapsed. His friend ran for help, which came immediately.

A campus safety officer responded as a dispatcher called 911. Meanwhile, two […]

Ten percent of Alameda County in California trained in Hands-Only CPR

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

About 150,000 people in Alameda County in California have been trained in Hands-Only CPR through kits provided to 7th graders during the last six years, as bystander CPR rates and patient outcomes have improved.

Now, the California State Senate is considering whether all students in the […]

Ohio becomes 33rd state to offer CPR training for students

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Coming in at No. 33, Ohio is the newest state to add CPR training to the curriculum for high school students. The bill was signed Tuesday by Gov. John Kasich.

“House Bill 113 is bipartisan, common sense legislation that will have an immediate impact for all communities […]

June 14th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Children, CPR, Emergency Response|Tags: , , |3 Comments

Texas middle-schooler saves dad with CPR

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

During a cardiac arrest, every second matters. Luckily, 12-year-old Aerin Thomas didn’t have to whip out her phone to check what to do when her dad’s heart stopped. She’d already been trained.

Aerin and her mom, Angela, were at a grocery store when they got a call from […]

Arizona is 32nd state to offer CPR training in schools

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Arizona is the latest state to add CPR training to the curriculum for high school students, making it the 32nd in the country.

Legislation signed Thursday by Gov. Doug Ducey offers high school students at least one CPR training session, with hands-on practice. It can be taught at school […]

May 13th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Children, CPR|Tags: , , , |2 Comments