Nashville, TN – While swimming is a fun way to beat the heat and be physically active, thousands of Americans get sick every year due to germs found in the places where we swim.
“We can all help keep our swimming areas safe this summer by following a few easy steps,” said TDH Chief Medical Officer David Reagan, MD, PhD. “Taking precautions like showering before swimming and never letting children swim without supervision helps prevent illness and injuries.”
American Heart Association Launches New One-Minute Video Showing the Two Simple Steps of Hands-Only™ CPR
Tennessee is one of 16 states mandating CPR training as a requirement for high school graduation
Nashville, TN – Do you know the two simple steps of Hands-Only™ CPR? Then you’re ready to help save a life. If you don’t, then the American Heart Association and WellPoint Foundation want you to listen up.
Hands-Only CPR has just two simple steps: 1) If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, call 9-1-1; and 2) Push hard and fast in the center of the chest at 100 beats per minute.
Dallas, TX – Children who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital are more likely to survive and have good brain function if dispatchers instruct bystanders on CPR, according to a large Japanese study published in Journal of the American Heart Association.
“Dispatcher-assisted bystander CPR increased bystander CPR delivery rate and was associated with improved one-month favorable neurological and overall outcome compared to no bystander CPR,” said Yoshikazu Goto, M.D., Ph.D., the study’s lead author and director of the section of Emergency Medicine at Kanazawa University Hospital in Kanazawa, Japan. “Survival rates increased from 8 percent to 12 percent with bystander CPR and dispatcher instruction, a significant difference.”
Nashville, TN - As spring storms roll through Tennessee, the State Fire Marshal’s Office is reminding residents to keep safety in mind when lightning is imminent.
“Lightning strikes can cause fires. As the spring’s warmer weather gives rise to storm activity, we want Tennesseans to know what the risks and precautions are,” State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak said. “It is important to monitor weather conditions and get to a safe place before the climate becomes threatening.” «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, Tn - The American Red Cross Nashville Area Chapter is teaming up again with the training experts at Nashville K-9 to offer another Dog First Aid Course for dog owners.
“As a responsible and compassionate pet owner, it is your job to help provide daily care, love and affection, but you must also be prepared to care for your pet in an emergency or in the event of an accident,” said Joe Simpson, State Operations Manager for Preparedness Health & Safety Services. “In the event that your pet becomes ill or is injured, or needs help in a disaster, the Red Cross Dog First Aid Course can provide you with the skills and confidence to respond quickly and effectively.”
Clarksville, TN – On Friday, January 17th, 2014, two Officers from the Clarksville Police Department were presented with Lifesaver Awards.
Both Officer Heather Hill and Officer Alex Koziol went above and beyond their line of duty to safe a life. They are a credit to their shift, the Clarksville Police Department, and the City of Clarksville.
Clarksville, TN – Late Friday evening, January 3rd, 2014 at 11:31pm, the Clarksville Police Department responded to an Ambulance call on Aurora Drive.
Allen Fary, 23 years of age and a Fort Campbell soldier, was unresponsive and CPR was initiated. Mr. Fary was then transported by Montgomery County EMS to Gateway Medical Center where he died. This is an ongoing investigation.
There is no further information at this time.
Dallas, TX – Sudden cardiac arrest isn’t always so sudden, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013.
In a study of middle-age men in Portland, Oregon, more than half had possible warning signs up to a month before their hearts stopped abruptly.
Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart stops due to a failure in its electrical system. Patients can sometimes survive if they receive CPR immediately and a defibrillator is used quickly to shock the heart into a normal rhythm.
Nashville, TN – The American Red Cross Nashville Area Chapter has partnered with training experts at Nashville K-9 to offer a Dog First Aid Course for dog owners.
“Your pet relies on you to provide daily care, love and affection and as a responsible pet owner you should also be prepared to care for your pet in an emergency or in the event of an accident,” said Joe Simpson, State Operations Manager for Preparedness Health & Safety Services. “Whether your pet becomes ill or is injured, or needs help in a disaster, the Red Cross can help.” «Read the rest of this article»
American Heart Association says CPR for 38 minutes or longer improves chance to survive cardiac arrest
Dallas, TX – Performing CPR for 38 minutes or longer can improve a patient’s chance of surviving cardiac arrest, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013.
Sustaining CPR that long also improves the chances that survivors will have normal brain function, researchers said.
Cardiac arrest occurs when electrical impulses in the heart become rapid or chaotic, causing it to suddenly stop beating. «Read the rest of this article»
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