Teen used CPR to save her little sister’s life

Claire Taylor had learned CPR through the Girl Scouts. It’s a valuable lesson in preparedness. Claire Taylor was babysitting her younger sister in their Ocean Township home when the unthinkable happened. When Sarah Taylor, then 12, bent over to pet the family cat, she collapsed to the floor. She was having a cardiac arrest. “For a second I stood there watching her, in shock, and then I[..]

Why Employees Need First Aid Training

  Whether the workplace is an office or a construction site, it has two common traits — valuable employees who may be injured or become ill and the need to protect them with adequate first aid procedures. The good health and resulting productivity of employees is one area that is often overlooked as a means of improving a company’s profitability. The size of this opportunity[..]

Telephone CPR could save lives, but…

Telephone CPR could save lives, but only a handful of states require 911 operators to be trained for it Immediate CPR can drastically increase the survival rate of someone who is experiencing cardiac arrest. When someone calls 911, the time it takes for paramedics to arrive can be the difference between life and death. Minnesota lawmaker Julie Sandstede knows this. She[..]

3 types of bleeding and how to control them…

  May is National “Stop the Bleed Month” Here are some important tips to share External blood is when blood leaves the body through any type of wound. First aid responders should be competent at dealing with major blood loss. There are broadly three different types of bleeding: arterial, venous and capillary. How much blood do we have? The average adult human as anywhere between 8[..]

Group CPR Classes & Group First Aid Classes – Is your team CPR ready to save a life?

Group CPR Classes & Group First Aid Classes  Anyone can learn CPR, is your firm ready to save a life? #cprreadytosavealife UniFirst First Aid + Safety offers weekly CPR classes for companies and groups, UniFirst First Aid + Safety’s CPR, AED and First Aid training program will help employers meet OSHA and other federal and state regulatory requirements for training employees how to[..]

UFA urges civilians to get trained in CPR after two Herriman City employees help save man’s life

After two Herriman City snow plow drivers were awarded in February for helping to save a man’s life, Unified Fire Authority wanted to stress the importance of learning CPR. Travis Dinger and Gunner Kelsch, both 19, took a CPR and AED (defibrillator) class through Herriman City just a month before encountering a distress situation as they were driving around a Herriman neighborhood. “I was[..]

More lives could be saved after cardiac arrest, are you CPR Certified?

Anyone can learn CPR, are you or your employees trained to save a life?  UniFirst First Aid + Safety offers weekly CPR classes for companies and groups, UniFirst First Aid + Safety’s CPR, AED and First Aid training program will help employers meet OSHA and other federal and state regulatory requirements for training employees how to respond and care for medical emergencies at[..]

CPR at finish line saves life of 24-year-old half-marathoner who went into cardiac arrest

One minute, Kyle Woods was exchanging high-fives with his parents as he approached the end of his first half-marathon. The next, the seemingly healthy 24-year-old was laying on the asphalt in full cardiac arrest — unconscious and unresponsive while EMTs, paramedics and a firefighter worked frantically to revive him. For 12 minutes, they took turns performing chest compressions, holding an[..]

More people might survive cardiac arrest if more bystanders tried hands-only CPR

More lives could be saved after cardiac arrest if bystanders applied cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), even if it’s just the hands-only version, a new study suggests. With hands-only CPR emerging as an alternative to the traditional method – chest compressions coupled with mouth-to-mouth rescue breaths – Swedish researchers decided to investigate the impact of the simpler[..]

East Haven Teen Performs Life-Saving CPR on His Mother

An East Haven teenager is being credited with saving his mother’s life when she went into cardiac arrest while the family was in upstate New York for a wrestling tournament. “I don’t picture myself as a hero,” 16-year-old Vincenzo “Enzo” Bunce said. “I just I picture myself as someone who just knew what to do and had the training.” Bunce learned CPR in[..]