Archive - Nov 3, 2011

Archive - Nov 3, 2011

CPR saves Millsboro girl

By Keith Loria
Posted Nov 03, 2011 @ 04:03 PM

Millsboro - This past April, 9-year-old Sierra Hall of Millsboro collapsed on the lacrosse field and was saved thanks to the quick thinking of a bystander who delivered CPR.

The girl's mother, Melanie Hall, cried for help after Sierra was found to have no pulse, and the CPR kept the girl stabilized until paramedics arrived.

"I have no doubt that (the bystander) saved my daughter's life," Hall said in a statement. "The CPR kept Sierra breathing and kept her alive until the ambulance got there. We were very fortunate there was somebody nearby who knew how to perform CPR."

After the cardiac incident that day, the girl was airlifted to Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, where she stabilized before being transported to A.I. Dupont Children's Hospital for treatment.

Music Doesn't Help an Achy Breaky Heart

Does music help prehospital professionals provide better CPR? Not according to authors of a study published online this week in Emergency Medicine Journal.

Specifically, researchers from the UK and Australia explored whether listening to “Achy Breaky Heart” or “Disco Science,” compared with not listening to music, increased the proportion of CPR-trained health professionals delivering compressions at the 100 bpm recommended rate and 4–5 cm depth.

They found that listening to Disco Science while performing CPR did not increase the proportion of rescuers delivering compressions correctly. "Perhaps unsurprisingly," they said, "listening to Achy Breaky Heart had a negative effect. Disconcertingly, regardless of the nature or absence of musical accompaniment, the majority of participants did not compress at the recommended rate or depth."

U.S. Representatives Capps and Roe Honored by Sudden Cardiac Arrest Coalition at Take a Stand Against Sudden Cardiac Arrest Event on Capitol Hill

The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Coalition,, is comprised of 50 nonprofit organizations, which united to raise awareness about Sudden Cardiac Arrest and the critical need for immediate bystander action to help save more lives. They recognized two legislators who have been active in advancing the Coalition's cause.

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB)--U.S. Representatives Lois Capps (D-CA) and Phil Roe (R-TN) were honored October 26th at “Take a Stand Against Sudden Cardiac Arrest” in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill. The two-hour event was hosted by the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Coalition (SCAC), in cooperation with the Congressional Heart and Stroke Caucus in recognition of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month. The Coalition is comprised of more than 50 nonprofit organizations with a common interest in preventing death and disability from Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

Rep. Phil Roe Issues Resolution Calling for CPR-AED Training

US Congressman Phil Roe, MD (TN), honored last week by the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Coalition at "Take Heart Against Sudden Cardiac Arrest," an event in Washington, DC, has issued a statement about his resolution that encourages individuals to seek training in the use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated defibrillators (AEDs).

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