Archive - Jan 6, 2012

Archive - Jan 6, 2012

This doesn't have to depend upon having a PhysEd teacher or a nurse nearby.

As reported in The Republic (Columbus, Indiana) from an API story.

Staffers revive Columbia Falls High School student who collapsed in gym class

KALISPELL, Mont. — Columbia Falls High School staffers used CPR and an automated external defibrillator to restore the heartbeat of a 16-year-old student who collapsed during gym class.

The Daily Inter Lake reports (http://bit.ly/wNCj7v) health and physical education teacher Troy Bowman and school nurse Cathy Dragonfly aided the boy Wednesday morning. He was then taken to Kalispell Regional Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition in the intensive care unit later Wednesday.

Superintendent Michael Nicosia says it is unclear what caused the student to collapse.

[Blogger's note: If the AED restored his heartbeat, the cause of his collapse was most likely Sudden Cardiac Arrest.]

Some Toronto Neighborhoods at Higher Risk for SCA

A new study suggests that where you live may be a contributing factor when it comes to assessing your risk of cardiac arrest.

The study, done by researchers at Toronto's St. Michael's Hospital, focuses on the country's largest city but its findings could be applied to other parts of the country.

Simply put, the study suggests that some areas of Toronto — especially in southwest and central Scarborough, western parts of North York and north Etobicoke — had the highest rates of cardiac arrest, about 500 per 100,000 people.

The communities with the lowest rates were those within north Scarborough, downtown Toronto, East York and the northeast part of North York. Those rates were about 160 per 100,000 people.

Katherine Allan, the PhD student who led the study, looked at more than 5,000 cardiac arrest victims in 140 neighbourhoods across Toronto between 2006 and 2010.

NJ Student Collapses in Teacher's Arms, Dies from SCA

PARAMUS, NJ--A Paramus High School junior who asked to visit the nurse Thursday afternoon during social studies class collapsed in his teacher’s arms and later died at an area hospital, the superintendent said Friday.

The flag at the main entrance of the high school is at half mast. “Our hearts and condolences go out to the family,” said Superintendent of Schools Joseph Lupo who became choked up during a press conference to discuss the teen’s death. “I can’t imagine the pain of losing a 
child.”

Eric Micheo, 18, who seemed well and was participating in a discussion on political cartoons, approached his teacher at about 1:30 p.m. asking for a pass to visit the school nurse, Lupo said.

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