“Stayin’ Alive” Keeps the Beat for CPR on Grey’s Anatomy

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SPOILER ALERT: In a recent tense episode of Grey’s Anatomy, an earthquake shakes Seattle and the hospital receives a call from an 11-year-old girl named Ruby whose mom is hurt—and who can’t get ahold of 911 because the line is busy from the quake. Because she’s on a cell phone in a remote cabin outside the city, they’re having trouble tracking where she is, which leaves Amelia, Owen, and Webber to instruct the young girl how to perform CPR through the phone.

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AED Save: Hockey Club Player Suffers SCA on the Ice

Bill Hoppenrath (left) and his friend and fellow private hockey club player Paul Mendoza (right) at Mercy Hospital where Hoppenrath was taken after suffering sudden cardiac arrest while playing hockey at the Coon Rapids Ice Center March 8 and being revived through CPR and an AED donated to the ice center by Mendoza.

Bill Hoppenrath (left) and his friend and fellow private hockey club player Paul Mendoza (right) at Mercy Hospital where Hoppenrath was taken after suffering sudden cardiac arrest while playing hockey at the Coon Rapids Ice Center March 8 and being revived through CPR and an AED donated to the ice center by Mendoza.

Earlier this month, 45-year-old Bill Hoppenrath collapsed at Coon Rapids Ice Center in Minnesota, where he is a member of a private hockey club.  At the final minutes of a game, Hoppenrath suddenly experienced shortness of breath, feeling dizzy, and as he turned to pass the puck, fell to the ice. Fortunately, several of the members of the hockey club were off-duty or retired police officers, firefighters and paramedics trained in CPR and AEDs.

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Cardiac Arrest At The Races

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On March 15, a 61-year-old runner participating in L.A.’s Marathon, went into cardiac arrest around the 22 Mile Marker. Luckily, the runner was able to receive immediate medical attention and survived, but sometimes runners may not be so fortunate.

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How difficult is it to operate an AED?

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Ever heard someone say that “AEDs can cause more harm than good”? To the average person who has never worked with, or even heard of an AED, it may seem overwhelming to talk about using a medical device on another person. To an EMS worker, it is a common experience that needs no explanation. However, if survival rates for cardiac arrest are to improve, the public needs to be aware that their actions of using an AED can only help increase chances of survival.

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Miraculous Save Began With Leo, the Labrador

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Joanna Mellor, 24, went into cardiac arrest after going to sleep next to her boyfriend Andrew Rayment, 27. The couple’s pet Labrador, Leo, began barking at Andrew when he sensed something wrong with Joanna.

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March Madness Begins

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As massive crowds pack into university gyms to root their basketball team towards the NCAA Tournament, being prepared should cover more than practicing man to man defense or last second buzzer beater shots—arenas should always have at least one AED on hand.

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LiveBeyond AED Donation

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