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American Heart Association says Cardiac Arrest Survival greatly increases when bystanders use an Automated External Defibrillator

 

Circulation Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Survival from cardiac arrest doubled when a bystander stepped in to apply an automated external defibrillator (AED) before emergency responders arrived, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. 

According to the American Heart Association, of the more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests that occur in the United States each year, more than 100,000 happen outside the home.

Close up of wall mounted Automated External Defibrillator (AED). (American Heart Association)

Close up of wall mounted Automated External Defibrillator (AED). (American Heart Association)

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American Red Cross offers K-9 First Aid Course

 

American Red Cross Pet First Aid AppNashville, 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.”

American Red Cross offers K-9 First Aid

American Red Cross offers K-9 First Aid

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American Red Cross Offers Dog First Aid Course

 

American Red CrossNashville, 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»

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Ante Up for the Red Cross Tickets Still Available

 

Roaring 20’s Themed “Night at the Cotton Club” Fundraiser

American Red CrossClarksville, TN – Tickets are still available for the Two Rivers Chapter “Ante Up for the Red Cross” to be held on Saturday, November 9th from 6:00pm–10:00pm. The event will be hosted at Tanglewood House located at 1601 Madison Street.

Tickets are $75.00 each and include food, entertainment and a silent auction. To reserve your tickets, please call 931.645.6401 or register and purchase tickets online at www.redcross.org/anteup2013 .

2013 Ante Up for the Red Cross

2013 Ante Up for the Red Cross

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Clarksville Red Cross to Host Ante Up for the Red Cross Event

 

Roaring 20’s Themed “Night at the Cotton Club” Fundraiser

American Red CrossClarksville, TN – The Two Rivers Chapter of the American Red Cross is hosting “Ante Up for the Red Cross” to be held on Saturday, November 9th from 6:00pm – 10:00pm.

The event will be hosted at Tanglewood House located at 1601 Madison Street. Tickets are $75.00 each and include food, entertainment and a silent auction. To reserve your tickets, please call 931.645.6401 or register and purchase tickets online at www.redcross.org/anteup2013.

American Red Cross worker Bob Tyler loads food boxes to be distributed to residents of Stewart County, Tennessee, who were affected by flash floods. (Robert W. Wallace)

American Red Cross worker Bob Tyler loads food boxes to be distributed to residents of Stewart County, Tennessee, who were affected by flash floods. (Robert W. Wallace)

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American Red Cross Urges Households to Prepare for Emergencies

 

Developing an Emergency Plan is the First Step

American Red CrossClarksville, TN – Disasters can strike quickly and often without warning. During National Preparedness Month, the American Red Cross, Two Rivers Chapter, encourages all households to get ready for the next emergency or disaster.

“Having a game plan in place is essential for all households so everyone knows what they should do when an emergency occurs,” said Julie Campos, Chapter Executive, Two Rivers Chapter. “National Preparedness Month is a perfect time for Tennessee area residents to create or update their plan.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Phoenix Homes of Clarksville seeks loving parents to foster with difficult youths

 

You can make a difference in the life of a child by becoming a treatment foster parent today!

Free classes are available from Phoenix Homes of Clarksville. They include PATH, parenting, and 1st Aid/CPR. Expenses also reimbursed for fostering children. «Read the rest of this article»

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Red Cross offers web-based training in First Aid, CPR and AED

 

Learn how to save lives from the comfort of your own home with American Red Cross, now offering  web-based blended  First Aid, CPR and AED training.

cpr-training-photoIf you have a computer that has Internet access and meets minimum operating requirements, you can participate in exciting new first aid, CPR and AED blended learning courses from the American Red Cross.

The first part of the training is taken online, which allows you to learn at your own pace. You also have the option of going through the course in an abbreviated format and testing out of lessons with which you may already be familiar. And you don’t need to worry about interruptions at home from kids, phone calls or ringing doorbells.  «Read the rest of this article»

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