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The Quantitative Effect of Bystander CPR

An article published by Circulation and written by Yonemoto et al. has quantified the effect of Bystander CPR. It's conclusive.

See www.slicc.org/Yonemoto_A18041_Circulation.pdf

The investigators examined all cases in the All-Japan Utstein Registry of sudden cardiac arrests occurring in 2006 through 2009, where the arrests were witnessed by a lay-person 18 years old or older. Nearly 20,000 cases were available. The definition of 'survival' used was 'discharged with CPC-1 or CPC-2 neurological status'. (i.e., totally neurologically intact, or able to perform the activities of daily living without assistance.)

The graph in the abstract was cropped in transmission. The full graph is at www.slicc.org/Circ_CPRAEDvsCPR_Japan.jpg

The short form is that - based upon a 20,000 victim cohort - it is really clear that CPR + AED use results in a lot more CPC-1 and CPC-2 survivals than CPR alone.

for those who were defibrillated in the [left column] number of minutes;

CPR in schools saves a life in The Bronx

From Caribbean Life 12-23-11

A day after Bronx student, Louis Flores, 17, returned to school after being saved by a 26-year New York City public school system veteran when he collapsed on the gym floor, the American Heart Association is reminding New Yorkers that knowing CPR, especially in the school-setting, does save lives.

Just a few weeks after the Dec. 8 collapse, Flores is back in school thanks to some fast thinking and, most fundamentally, CPR and AED training. Effective bystander CPR, provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest, can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival. In fact, even most students age 13 or older have the physical size and strength necessary to deliver effective chest compressions.

REALLY IMPORTANT

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HR-3511 is a bill that we really need to see passed. It provides for broad, uniform Good Samaritan protection throughout the U.S.A.

Currently, Bystander CPR happens only about one-third of the time, frequently because of uncertainty about the issue.

Please urge your U.S. Representative to support this bill. Contact information can be found through

http://www.house.gov/representatives/

Teachers' CPR saves Richland student who collapsed

The Associated Press | 12/19/11 4:29 PM


Doctors say a Richland High School student who collapsed likely owes his life to two teachers who provided CPR and the athletic director who showed up with a defibrillator.

Principal Tim Praino says teachers John Bittinger and Paul Staley performed CPR on Jeremy Brewer while Mike Edwards administered the shock to his heart.

The ninth-grader collapsed Friday while running around outside school with friends during lunch. He was taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in critical condition and then flown to Children's hospital in Seattle.

Praino wrote on the school website Sunday that Jeremy's father said he was talking with his parents and nurses. He had no memory of what happened to him. He'll be monitored for a few days to try to determine why his heart stopped.

Teen Saves Elderly Man's Life At Bowling Alley

Updated: Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011, 5:45 AM EST
Published : Monday, 12 Dec 2011, 10:23 PM EST


MYFOXNY.COM - A quick-thinking New Jersey teenager saved an elderly man's life when he collapsed at a bowing alley
Christa Fairclough was bowing with her family at Rockaway Lanes in Rockaway last Friday when she saw him go down in the lane next to her.

She rushed over and gave the man CPR.

"He wasn't breathing. His face was purple," Fairclough said. "I was like, 'this man needs help'. I gave him two breaths, 30 compressions."

The man started breathing and survived.

"If it had been a few more minutes, the patient might not have made it," Rockaway Police Sgt. Michael Gosden said.

The high school junior had just learned CPR in school.

"Just three days ago we started adult/child CPR," Fairclough's health teacher Richter Grillo said. "We do the physical testing and thew written exam."

Teen Saves Elderly Man's Life At Bowling Alley

Updated: Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011, 5:45 AM EST
Published : Monday, 12 Dec 2011, 10:23 PM EST


MYFOXNY.COM - A quick-thinking New Jersey teenager saved an elderly man's life when he collapsed at a bowing alley
Christa Fairclough was bowing with her family at Rockaway Lanes in Rockaway last Friday when she saw him go down in the lane next to her.

She rushed over and gave the man CPR.

"He wasn't breathing. His face was purple," Fairclough said. "I was like, 'this man needs help'. I gave him two breaths, 30 compressions."

The man started breathing and survived.

"If it had been a few more minutes, the patient might not have made it," Rockaway Police Sgt. Michael Gosden said.

The high school junior had just learned CPR in school.

"Just three days ago we started adult/child CPR," Fairclough's health teacher Richter Grillo said. "We do the physical testing and thew written exam."

Girl, Friend Save Mom With CPR Learned on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

A mother of three from Sheboygan, Wis., credits her 10-year-old daughter, her daughter’s friend and “Grey’s Anatomy” with saving her life.

When 36-year-old Kandace Seyferth collapsed from a severe asthma attack Nov. 25, her daughter Madisyn knew exactly what to do. She quickly dialed 911 and started mouth-to-mouth resuscitation while her friend, 12-year-old Katelynn Vreeke, performed chest compressions.

Where did these young girls learn how to give lifesaving CPR? From watching ABC’s medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy,” Seyferth said. “We’ve watched it every week for the past eight years,” Seyferth told ABCNews.com. ”When my fiance asked her how she knew what to do, she said, ‘I’ve seen it on there 100 times.’”

Paramedics arrived four minutes later and took Seyferth to a nearby hospital.

“The paramedics saw them doing it, and they were just floored,” said Seyferth. “They’ve never taken classes; they just did what they saw. It’s amazing.”

Ottawa has its act together!

Three saves in one week...

Updated: Sat Nov. 26 2011 4:53:11 PM ctvottawa.ca

An Ottawa firefighter said he's looking forward to having a beer with the opposing player whose life he helped save during a game of hockey Friday night.

Ottawa paramedics said a 61-year-old man was playing hockey at the Kanata Recreation Complex when he collapsed around 10:30 p.m. Friday.

Off-duty firefighter Pat Aubry skated over, felt he had no pulse and immediately asked for someone to call 911 and get the public access defibrillator, according to Ottawa Fire Services.

"I was assessing him and as I was assessing him his eyes rolled back and he went purple, so I started CPR," said firefighter Pat Aubry.

CPR and one shock from the defibrillator were delivered, and paramedics said the man's pulse was back when they arrived.

"We set it up on him and the machine did what it was supposed to do," Aubry said.

He was taken to hospital conscious and is in stable condition.

Patient who collapsed at gym thanks worker who helped save him

By Charles McMahon cmcmahon [at] seacoastonline [dot] com November 23, 2011 2:00 AM PORTSMOUTH — It was an emotional moment on Tuesday morning at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, as Planet Fitness employee Whitni Hendley met the man whose life she helped save just one week earlier.

John Foster, 65, of Rye, said he's thankful Hendley was working when he collapsed while running on a treadmill Nov. 15 at the Lafayette Road gym.

What caused John Foster to collapse?

Cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Robert Helm said Foster's (below) heart stopped because of a condition called bicuspid aortic valve.

What is bicuspid aortic valve? It's a disorder in which the valve has only two leaflets, or flaps, that control blood flow through the heart. Like the tricuspid valve and the pulmonary valves, normal aortic valves have three tissue leaflets.

Man Performs CPR To Save Co-Worker's Life

from WMFD TV web site 11-21-11

A Mansfield Christian seventh through ninth grade social studies teacher gave his testimony to God Tuesday following his efforts to save a co-worker who suffered a heart attack.

Roger Dials spoke to Mansfield Christian students about his experience on Nov. 14 at the Walmart on Possum Run Road where he works a second job.

Dials performed CPR for 20 minutes on co-worker Ronald Faust who had suffered a heart attack as he was unloading boxes from a conveyor belt.

Faust told the students he owes Dials his life for his actions a week ago.

Dials modestly gave all his praise to God.

Faust says Walmart has been wonderful to work for and will probably be back to work in six weeks or less where he'll be assigned other duties.

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