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CPR Training in High Schools – New York May Be Next

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Over 20 states in the U.S. currently teach CPR in schools to high school students. If the NY State Education Department recommends CPR training in schools to the Board of Regents this week, New York may become the next state to teach students one of the most valuable life-saving skills—CPR (cardio pulmonary resuscitation). Continue reading CPR Training in High Schools – New York May Be Next

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. Continue reading AED Save: Hockey Club Player Suffers SCA on the Ice

Can Anyone Use An AED?

 

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An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a portable, electronic medical device that was designed to allow less trained individuals to provide lifesaving defibrillation to victims experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a medical condition in which the heartbeat stops abruptly and unexpectedly. If not treated within minutes, SCA is fatal.  Continue reading Can Anyone Use An AED?