Stories tagged with: CPR

October 18, 2010 - 11:07am
4 years 22 weeks ago

The American Heart Association is changing the way we do CPR.

The small change is going to make a big difference. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross Director of Preparedness and Response Julie Davis said mouth to mouth ventilations will be eliminated from the new CPR training standards for people who witness situations where the patient is not breathing and does not have a pulse. This is called bystander CPR.

"We are eliminating the use of doing ventilations or...

August 6, 2010 - 4:09pm
4 years 33 weeks ago

Knowing first aid procedures can save your child's life. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross says the best time to learn these techniques is before the child is born.

One thing every parent-to-be should know is how to aid a choking infant. You cannot do abdominal thrusts, because it will injure the baby. You must turn the baby over and let their head hang slightly down.

"Thump her five times right between the shoulder blades, that's the strongest party of a baby's body,"...

July 29, 2010 - 5:17pm
4 years 35 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is issuing a statement to the public to announce that the CPR technique has not changed despite recent reports.

A study conducted by The New England Journal of Medicine concluded that ventilation is no longer needed with chest compressions for CPR.

Director of Preparedness and Response, Julie Davis said, "for the time being we are teaching CPR compressions with ventilations, what people have seen in the media are based on researches that...

June 15, 2010 - 5:40pm
4 years 41 weeks ago

A life-saving procedure celebrates its 50th birthday this year.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, or CPR was developed in 1960 by the American Heart Association. Since then, it has continued to save peoples' lives.

"It's like step one to saving lives. Anyone can do it, knowing what to do in times of emergency is key, recognizing that emergency and getting help on the way then getting CPR are the steps," says Senior Education Consultant, Carol Howdyshell.


April 17, 2010 - 3:54pm
4 years 49 weeks ago

When a person stops breathing every second counts.

To make sure its airmen know what to do, the Ohio Air National Guard held a CPR re-certification day for airmen and their families. The majority of airmen are required to be CPR certified.

"We deploy airmen around the world and we have electrician type skill sets where high voltage is involved and other skill sets where individuals who are in confined space and in both those environments, it is very possible...

February 24, 2010 - 4:09pm
5 years 5 weeks ago

It can happen anywhere and to anyone, but would you know what to do in someone's heart stopped beating or if that person stopped breathing?

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross says everyone should know how to perform CPR, even if they can't physically do it.

"CPR isn't just you take it one time and it's good forever. You need to renew it every year. It's a very easy thing to do. People are embarrassed about having to get down on the floor and beat up on a mannequin, but it...

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