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Hands Only CPR

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HANDS-ONLY™ CPR CAN SAVE LIVES. Most people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location die because they don’t receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene. As a bystander, don’t be afraid. Your actions can only help. When calling 911, you will be asked for your location. Be specific, especially […]

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History of CPR

History of CPR See-Saw

1740   The Paris Academy of Sciences officially recommended mouth-to-mouth resuscitation for drowning victims. 1767   The Society for the Recovery of Drowned Persons became the first organized effort to deal with sudden and unexpected death. 1891   Dr. Friedrich Maass performed the first equivocally documented chest compression in humans. 1903   Dr. George Crile reported the first successful […]

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45 Minute Miracle

Sick patient in hospital bed

When rescuers arrived to Missouri’s Lake Sainte Louise on Jan. 19 after reports that three 14-year-old boys had fallen through the ice, John Smith had already been underwater for 15 minutes. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports he was taken to a hospital with no pulse, and while his companions were treated for hypothermia, staff performed […]

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AHA Award

American Heart Association Top 10 Training Center Award

The American Heart Association®, the premier national organization for health care-related education, announced June 23 that Mineral Wells-based Healthcare Services by A.C.T.N.T.® has been recognized as the number two revenue-generating AHA Training Center in the North Texas region. This recognition is considered extraordinary since this independently owned business is in the same region with some […]

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Heart Attack

Heart Attack warning signs

Some heart attacks are sudden and intense — the “movie heart attack,” where no one doubts what’s happening. But most heart attacks start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. Often people affected aren’t sure what’s wrong and wait too long before getting help. Immediately call 9-1-1 or your emergency response number so an ambulance (ideally […]

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Hockey CPR

Hockey CPR

A regional Canadian hockey team almost had a tragedy on its hands when a fan collapsed before a game on Sunday in Newfoundland. Luckily, Gander Flyers goaltender Patrick O’Brien doubles as a paramedic, so he was able to clop out from the locker room in half his gear to perform life-saving CPR on the middle-aged man […]

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