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Digital strategies show promise for Emergency Heart and Stroke Care according to American Heart Association

 

American Heart Association Scientific Statement

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Mobile devices, social media, visual media and crowdsourcing have the potential to improve emergency care for cardiac arrests, heart attacks and strokes, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association.

The new statement, published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, reviewed scientific studies to evaluate current knowledge on the effectiveness digital strategies at improving emergency cardiac and stroke care.

Heart Illustration. (American Heart Association)

Heart Illustration. (American Heart Association)

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Tennessee Department of Health gives Water Safety Tips

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – As summer vacations begin, many people will be traveling and enjoying outdoor activities, but before you enjoy time at the pool, ocean or other swimming destination, the Tennessee Department of Health reminds you to think water safety first.

‘’Having fun and enjoying physical activity in and around water is a joy for children of all ages and staying safe from illness and injury in the process is something we all want to do,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.

This Summer think Water Safety First.

This Summer think Water Safety First.

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports Death of Inmate Tawnya Smith

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an inmate death that occurred Monday morning.

Tawnya Smith, 31, was booked into the detention center on Monday at 12:15am on two counts of child abuse and neglect, simple possession, and unlawful drug paraphernalia.

Jail Deputies discovered Smith unresponsive in her cell at 11:10am during routine hourly security checks.

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Four Montgomery County Parks have Automated External Defibrillators available

 

Montgomery County TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Parks and Recreation Department and Montgomery County Emergency Medical Services (MCEMS) have joined forces to provide life saving equipment and training for four of the county parks.

The Parks and Recreation staff spent Thursday morning being trained by MCEMS Assistant Chief Bill Webb on how to properly use Automated External Defibrillators (AED) that will soon be installed in Woodlawn Park, Civitan Park, RichEllen Park and South Guthrie Community Center.

Montgomery County Parks and Recreation staff gets training by MCEMS Assistant Chief Bill Webb on how to use Automated External Defibrillators.

Montgomery County Parks and Recreation staff gets training by MCEMS Assistant Chief Bill Webb on how to use Automated External Defibrillators.

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Clarksville Civitan Club honored local Heroes at Public Safety Awards Luncheon

 

Clarksville CivitanClarksville, TN – Local heroes were honored by the Clarksville Civitan Club at their Public Safety Awards Luncheon on Wednesday.

The annual event recognizes heroic first responders who went above and beyond to save lives, rescue residents from fires, capture dangerous criminals, and provide medical services under difficult and traumatic circumstances.

The honorees work for the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), the Clarksville Police Department (CPD), the Montgomery County Emergency Medical Services (MCEMS), the Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Service (MCVFS), and Clarksville Fire Rescue (CFR).

Local Heroes honored Wednesday by Clarksville Civitan Club.

Local Heroes honored Wednesday by Clarksville Civitan Club.

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Clarksville Police reports Pedestrian killed on Fort Campbell Boulevard

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police Officers responded to a vehicle crash involving a pedestrian at 6:24pm on Fort Campbell Boulevard near Ringgold Road. CPR was in progress before the pedestrian was transported by ambulance.

The Fort Campbell Boulevard was reduced to one lane of traffic on both sides.

Clarksville Police respond to a vehicle crash on Fort Campbell Boulevard.

Clarksville Police respond to a vehicle crash on Fort Campbell Boulevard.

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy Ethan Moss saves a Man’s Life

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – A commendation has been awarded to Deputy Ethan Moss with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office for saving a man’s life.

On February 4th, Deputy Moss responded to a 911 call in the 700 block of Merritt Lewis Lane. Upon arrival Moss found the homeowner unconscious and not breathing. He administered the automated external defibrillator (AED) and started CPR.

Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson gives Deputy Ethan Moss a commendation for saving a man's life.

Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson gives Deputy Ethan Moss a commendation for saving a man’s life.

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission shows how Quickly and Silently Children Can Drown Inside the Home

 

“But I was only gone for a moment…”

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says every year, nearly 90 children drown inside the home, and two-thirds of these deaths occur in the bathtub. A child can drown in as little as 2 inches of water, and it happens quickly and silently. Every one of these tragedies is preventable.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warns consumers about hidden drowning hazards for small children in and around the home. Too many deaths are associated with common household products.

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American Heart Association announces 2015 Top Heart Disease, Stroke Research

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is featuring the top advances in heart disease and stroke research in 2015 in a series of stories (listed below) on Heart.org.

Each story was selected by a panel of the association’s science staff and volunteers. The organization has compiled an annual list of the major advances in heart disease and stroke research each year since 1996.

Heart Illustration. (American Heart Association)

Heart Illustration. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association says Bystander CPR on Kids has increased, survival odds improve for some

 

American Heart Association Meeting Report

American Heart AssociationOrlando, FLBystander CPR on kids is increasing and is improving survival from cardiac arrest outside the hospital, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015.

Researchers analyzed 2,176 children (infants to age 18) with cardiac arrest, drawn from a key national registry of 80 million people representing 55 communities in 23 states in the United States.  The Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) registry tracks characteristics and impact of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests.

Hands-Only CPR has just two easy steps: If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, (1) Call 9-1-1 and (2) Push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the disco song “Stayin’ Alive.” The American Heart Association’s Hands-OnlyTM CPR at this beat can more than double or triple a person’s chances of survival. (American Heart Association) «Read the rest of this article»

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