Archive - Oct 7, 2012

Archive - Oct 7, 2012

Check out this save!

The LA Times carried a story about an attorney who arrested and was saved by his staff members. See
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-1007-lopez-cpr-20121007,0,83773....

Each of us as more than a ten percent chance of seeing - at least once in our lifetime - a family member, a friend, or an associate die of a cardiac arrest. When that happens, the victim is clinically dead, and will almost certainly stay dead unless someone sees that person die, calls 911, begins CPR, and - if one is available - promptly defibrillates the victim's heart with an AED.

When one of the possible outcomes of an event (for example, a cardiac arrest) is, in your mind, truly unacceptable, you need to view the odds of that happening as being 100% and prepare to deal with it when the arrest happens.

University of Hawaii Swimmer Dies from Apparent Cardiac Arrest

"Peter" Frank ChiHONOLULU - "Peter" Frank Chi, a member of the University of Hawai'i men's swimming team, died October 6 from an apparent cardiac arrest. Chi, 19, was found unresponsive in his dorm room in the early morning hours and was admitted to Straub Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Asbury University Student Dies After Collapsing During Rugby Game on Campus

Jeff McMillanERLANGER, KY - The campus of Asbury University was shocked this weekend by the sudden death of a student just months away from graduation.

Jeff McMillan, 24, of Florence was playing in a pick-up rugby game on the Wilmore campus when he collapsed about 1:25 p.m. Saturday. Friends who said they were lifeguards performed CPR until an ambulance arrived, said Michael Hughes, Jessamine County coroner. Mr. McMillan was taken to St. Joseph Jessamine in Nicholasville, where Hughes pronounced Mr. McMillan dead about two hours after he collapsed.

Hughes said an autopsy was performed in Frankfort on Sunday, but no cause of death has been determined.

University of Wisconsin Officers Honored for Helping Save Freshman's Life

Ryan ChildMENOMONIE, WI - When Ryan Child's heart stopped, his legs buckled beneath him and he hit the sidewalk face first.

To his friend David Winger, walking with Child across the campus of University of Wisconsin-Stout on Sept. 13, it did not look good for Child, 18, a freshman from Lake Geneva.

But the two had luck on their side: Two campus police officers were walking out of a building some 200 feet away.

On Friday, at the UW Board of Regents meeting, those officers, Jason Spetz and Lisa Pederson, received a prolonged standing ovation for saving Child's life.

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