American Heart Association

Resuscitation organizations join forces to up cardiac arrest survival

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The American Heart Association, Resuscitation Academy Foundation of Seattle, Washington, and Laerdal Medical have joined forces to create the Resuscitation Academy Collaborative, a group leading U.S. efforts to improve cardiac arrest survival. The move is part of a larger global effort to improve worldwide cardiac […]

Hands-Only CPR training kiosk debuts at Indianapolis International Airport

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Last April, Matt Lickenbrock, a University of Dayton student, saved the life of  fellow student Sean Ferguson using Hands-Only CPR, a lifesaving technique that he learned from an instructional airport kiosk.

This week, Lickenbrock showed Ferguson how to train in Hands-Only CPR at a new kiosk at Indianapolis International […]

Video-only CPR training without a manikin still effective

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Families trained in CPR using video training without a manikin performed chest compressions similarly six months after their training as those who received video training with manikins, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015.

Researchers studied 571 family members of cardiac […]

CPR Throwdown: A fun, intense way for professional lifesavers to sharpen their skills

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Here’s what happened:
You ran into Michael Jordan, the pride of North Carolina, at a casino. Now he is in cardiac arrest. You have four minutes to save him.
Can you do it?
In 3, 2, 1 … CPR!
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That was the situation given to Paul Nowell and his […]

There’s a new world record for CPR

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Hundreds of New Yorkers learned Hands-Only CPR on Thursday in Times Square, as they witnessed the world’s largest CPR relay.

It took 250 celebrities, politicians and others about five hours to set a Guinness World Record for most people in a CPR relay. The relay lasted 12 […]

Teaching CPR en español

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

As a young American studying Spanish abroad, Shannon Daniel experienced first-hand how CPR can save a life. But what she didn’t know then was the important role she would play in spreading that lifesaving skill.

Daniel was studying in Spain on her way to becoming a […]

STORIES FROM THE HEART: She loves New York with all of her (revived) heart

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s creates a vibrant scene in New York City, and Brittany Williams and her family were soaking it up last December.

On the first Saturday of the month, they spent the day shopping and enjoying holiday decorations. That night, these […]

A cappella group keeps the beat in CPR video

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A new video is capitalizing on the popularity of a cappella to help teach people how to perform Hands-Only CPR.

It features Street Corner Symphony interrupting a family dinner with a classic disco song. The message is two-fold: call 911 when you see a teen or […]

College student learns CPR at airport kiosk, saves life days later

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

University of Dayton student Matthew Lickenbrock was driving to an evening class in April when he saw a flash of lightning that appeared to hit the engineering building where he was headed.

Pulling into the parking lot, he saw a young man face down on the […]

Hands-Only CPR training helps man save wife’s life

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Jerry Kertesz first learned Hands-Only CPR at his local library in Tucson, Arizona. His wife Lisa had seen a blurb about it in the paper and the couple decided to give it a try.

A few months later, Jerry underwent training a second time, this time […]