MTA conductor performs CPR on passenger

Pictured: Kevin Bartsch (Photo Courtesy of New York Post) F-Train conductor, Kevin Bartsch was on a southbound train when passengers alerted him to an unconscious man. “I found this gentleman slumped over on the bench, people were saying he’s dead,” Bartsch, 50, recalled. “I noticed his lips were blue. I checked for a carotid pulse. He did not have one.” Bartsch performed CPR on the man[..]

Hockey player alive today due to AED

It’s the second time in three years that an AED was used at the Piney Orchard Ice Arena to save a hockey players life. On March 28, a player in the locker room went into sudden cardiac arrest. Players as well as an off-duty Paramedic began CPR and utilized and AED to deliver shocks to the man. Authorities say the victim had a pulse and was breathing when paramedics arrived. The man was taken[..]

Woman saved with CPR while attending conference

Sarah Stephenson (Photo Courtesy of WDEL) Sarah Stephenson was attending a a conference when she observed a woman nearby having a seizure in her chair. “She was kind of just sitting there with her head back, so nothing really looked out of the norm,” said Stephenson. “You always want to check out things first before going over to a situation because you never really know what could be[..]

What is the Difference Between Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Heart attack?

Often times sudden cardiac arrest and heart attack are used synonymously. In truth the two are very different from one another. Sudden cardiac arrest is when the heart malfunctions and suddenly stops beating. A heart attack is when blood flow to the heart is blocked. In short a heart attack is about “circulation” and sudden cardiac arrest is an “electrical” problem. Heart[..]

This Box Could Save Your Life One Day…

Use of an Automated External Defibrillator can increase the cardiac arrest survival rate by a staggering 70% Every 1.7 minutes, someone in America suffers Sudden Cardiac Arrest, otherwise known as SCA. If not treated, SCA can easily be fatal and it often is – more than a third of a million Americans die each year from sudden cardiac arrest. Perhaps more concerning is the fact that most of[..]

Chances of survival are doubled when CPR is performed in conjunction with an AED.

Did You Know?…….   1. SCA (Sudden Cardiac Arrest) is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. 2. Approximately 356,000 people of all ages experience SCA each year 3. 9 out of 10 victims die 4. Effective bystanders intervention can triple survival rates   UniFirst First Aid + Safety created a chain of survival chart for you and your team, feel free to share (click on the link[..]

Runner’s life saved by CPR

Shortly after finishing his race, Andy Martin collapsed due to a heart attack. Ryan Sanders who is an athletic trainer and a Furman University police officer, preformed CPR and used an AED to save Andy Martin’s life. “You go to the mall and something happens you might be the person walking by, and AEDs walk you through what to do so I just urge people to grab it and it will tell you what you need to do,” Sanders said. Source: WSPA Follow us    like us

Apple and Stanford Medicine Collaborate for Heart Study

Apple is one of the companies leading the way to a more proactive approach in recognizing the signs of serious heart conditions. Apple has partnered with Stanford Medicine to create an app that uses data from the Apple Watch in order to detect and analyze irregular heart rhythms, like atrial fibrillation leading cause of stroke. HEART DISEASE IS THE MOST COMMON CAUSE OF DEATH AROUND THE[..]

Central Texas officer honored by city after performing CPR

    Officer Justin Gonzales was honored for performing CPR on an unresponsive woman. (Source: City of West Police Department/Facebook) WEST, TX (KXXV) – A West police officer was honored by the city council for performing life-saving measures on a woman he found unresponsive. West police said Tuesday that Officer Justin Gonzales was given a Life Saving Award at the West City Council[..]

Should you restrain a person having a seizure?

Approximately 1 out of 10 people have had a seizure. Because seizures are very common, it’s important to learn what to do to help keep that person safe until the seizure stops. There are many types of seizures. Most seizures end in a few minutes. These are general steps to help someone who is having any type seizure:Stay with the person until the seizure ends and he or she is fully awake.[..]