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Hands-Only CPR can save lives!

by Jason H. on Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Here's a great story you may have missed that was in the Detroit News recently :

It was supposed to be a relaxing evening for Garfield Drennan on that cold, late January night. Just before he sat down to watch TV, Drennan’s 69-year-old heart simply stopped.  When his wife with the help of their dog heard him gurgle and discovered his face turning blue, she called 911. Alex Johns, a paramedic who lives across the street from them in Clawson, rushed over and for more than 15 minutes used chest-only CPR on Drennan.  Other paramedics arrived and shocked Drennan’s heart twice, bringing him back, albeit with a few cracked ribs.  Click here to read the rest of the article about CPR on the Detroit News website!

 

SEE A VIDEO, SAVE A LIFE


You can prepare yourself to act in an emergency by simply viewing the Hands-Only® CPR instructional video.

  • A study published in the March 8 issue of Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes showed that people who view a CPR instructional video are significantly more likely to attempt life-saving resuscitation.
  • Hands-Only CPR (CPR with just chest compressions) has been proven to be as effective as CPR with breaths in treating adult cardiac arrest victims.
  • The American Heart Association has recommended Hands-Only CPR for adults since 2008.

 

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