Archive - Oct 8, 2012 - Blog entry

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North Carolina Joins the Sweeping Trend.

North Carolina has passed a law requiring CPR training for graduation from High School.

WAY TO GO!

There are now a handful of states who require CPR training before graduation, and the pace is accelerating, largely due to the AHA's activist role in encouraging states to adopt such legislation.

The number continues to grow. Way to go, AHA!

They are getting with the program...

First two paragraphs form focal Chicago report about Chicago Marathon: The successful defibrillation was treated almost with a yawn. That's super because it means that (a) there was a defibrillator on scene and there is a growing expectation that it will be there and used.

Bob

"Marathon runner suffers cardiac arrest but fewer rushed to hospitals

"BY MITCH DUDEK, DALE BOWMAN, FRANCINE KNOWLES AND STEFANO ESPOSITO Staff Reporters October 7, 2012 7:30AM

"One man suffered cardiac arrest in the last miles of the race, but cool weather kept injuries down in this year’s Bank of American Chicago Marathon, race officials said. The cool weather provided nearly ideal conditions for runners, and the men’s winner broke the course record.

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