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Hockey player alive today due to AED

It’s the second time in three years that an AED was used at the Piney Orchard Ice Arena to save a hockey players life.

On March 28, a player in the locker room went into sudden cardiac arrest. Players as well as an off-duty Paramedic began CPR and utilized and AED to deliver shocks to the man.

Authorities say the victim had a pulse and was breathing when paramedics arrived. The man was taken to a local hospital for treatment and was released and “joking with friends” the next day, the fire department’s blog said.

The AED was installed due to the initiative of a teenage hockey play and Boy Scout. He noticed that the arena didn’t have a AED.

“This is an example of how learning CPR can save a life. Whether a teammate, a friend, co-worker, loved one, or a complete stranger, starting CPR quickly increases the chance of survival,” says the fire department blog.

“According to the American Heart Association, CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival.”

 

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MTA conductor performs CPR on passenger

Pictured: Kevin Bartsch (Photo Courtesy of New York Post)
Pictured: Kevin Bartsch (Photo Courtesy of New York Post)

F-Train conductor, Kevin Bartsch was on a southbound train when passengers alerted him to an unconscious man.

“I found this gentleman slumped over on the bench, people were saying he’s dead,” Bartsch, 50, recalled. “I noticed his lips were blue. I checked for a carotid pulse. He did not have one.”

Bartsch performed CPR on the man while an EMT arrived on the scene with an AED.

The man returned to consciousness before the defibrillator was needed.

Passengers on the scene describe Bartsch as a hero.

Bartsch himself, was rather modest.

“When it all was going on, training mode took over,” he said. “I did what I had to do.”

”It hit me after, I just saved somebody and was up all night reflecting on it,” he said.

Source: New York Post


Is the Apple Watch a Life Saver?

William Monzidelis says he is thankful to being alive today and that he owes it all to his Apple smart watch.

William was working at their family business, Bowlerland Lanes in Eastchester, a month ago when he passed blood in the bathroom. He says his latest model Apple Watch started going off almost instantly.

Doctors says that had William not gotten medical treatment as quickly as he did, he most certainly would have died.

“I was getting notifications from my watch telling me that I needed to seek medical attention immediately, my heart rate is going too high and too low, numbers that I’ve never had in my life,” William said.

Williams Mother Nancy recalls:

“I looked at his lips, they’re always pink like lipstick. ‘Your lips are white and blue, what’s going on?’. He said, ‘maybe I bled too much, my lips are never white and blue’,” Nancy said.

She got him in the car and drove to the hospital.

“When we got off the exit he started seizing, shaking his head, started projectile vomiting blood out of his mouth, his nose, wherever, then he passed out,” Nancy said. “His eyes rolled back and he was out.”

The Apple Watch is the most popular smart watch on the market today.

“I owe my life to that company, literally owe my life,” he said. “If I didn’t see that I would have gone back to my office, probably passed out, and that would have been it.”

William is still recovering from his ordeal. After two blood transfusions and an emergency endoscopy to cauterize the ulcer.

Source: CBS New York


Do We Really Need CPR Training?

Do we really need CPR Training?

Here are some statistics we feel make a pretty compelling case to get trained in CPR

 

* 900 Americans die every day from Sudden Cardiac Arrest

* 95% of victims die before reaching a hospital

* 4 minutes – Brain death starts to occur within 4 minutes

 

You can help save a life

 

CPR/First Aid – Corporate and Group Classes June 14th – 18th

Green Guard offers weekly CPR classes for companies and groups, Green Guard’s CPR, AED and First Aid training program will help employers meet OSHA and other federal and state regulatory requirements for training employees how to respond and care for medical emergencies at work.

This 2 year certification course conforms to the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC, and the 2015 AHA and ARC Guidelines Update for First Aid.

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Ready To Learn CPR? Need Recertification?

CPR/First Aid – Corporate and Group Classes June 11th – 15th

Green Guard offers weekly CPR classes for companies and groups, Green Guard’s CPR, AED and First Aid training program will help employers meet OSHA and other federal and state regulatory requirements for training employees how to respond and care for medical emergencies at work.

This 2 year certification course conforms to the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC, and the 2015 AHA and ARC Guidelines Update for First Aid.

For more information;

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4 BIG Reasons You Should Know CPR

Why the big deal about CPR?

Here are fours big reasons CPR is so important.

1. SCA (Sudden Cardiac Arrest) is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.

2. Approximately 356,000 people of all ages experience SCA each year

3. 9 out of 10 victims die

4. Effective bystanders intervention can triple survival rates

 

CPR/First Aid – Corporate and Group Classes June 4th –  June 8th

Green Guard offers weekly CPR classes for companies and groups, Green Guard’s CPR, AED and First Aid training program will help employers meet OSHA and other federal and state regulatory requirements for training employees how to respond and care for medical emergencies at work.

This 2 year certification course conforms to the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC, and the 2015 AHA and ARC Guidelines Update for First Aid.

For more information;

Call 800-380-9119

Click here to Email

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National CPR/AED Week – Are You Ready To Save A Life?

 

If you are called on to give CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you love. Be the difference for your parent, spouse, or child. What if it were them?

 

#CPRsaveslives
Source: AHA (American Heart Association)
Credit: AHA (American Heart Association)

Publix employees honored for saving co-workers life

Photo Courtesy of CBS 12

Two Publix Employees, Christina Holbrook and Erika Serkin used a defibrillator on Jon Powell, a meat cutter at Publix West Palm when he collapsed at work.

“I’m just glad to be here and I really don’t know what else to say. I mean everybody else, so many people jumped in to help. I’m grateful for that,” Powell said.

Erika Serkin, the Publix store manager saw Powell on the floor when Christina rushed over to assist.

“I saw him on the floor, and Erika was there and she said something about CPR and it’s all kind of a blur from there, I just went into action and gave him CPR,” said Christina Holbrook, Publix grocery clerk.

“We applied the AED machine to him and you press a button on it and it tells you step by step what you need to do,” Serkin said.

Both woman are happy that they had the been trained to use the defibrillator.

“I’m happy that everything turned out the way it did,” Holbrook said.

Source: CBS12


Celebrate National CPR and AED Awareness Week

 

In 2007, the AHA in coalition with the American Red Cross and the National Safety Council worked collaboratively to designate a National CPR and AED Awareness Week federally. On December 13, 2007, Congress unanimously passed a resolution to set aside June 1-7 each year as National CPR and AED Awareness Week to spotlight how lives can be saved if more Americans know CPR and how to use an AED.

If you are called on to give CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you love. Be the difference for your parent, spouse, or child. What if it were them?

#CPRsaveslives
Source: AHA (American Heart Association)
Credit: AHA (American Heart Association)

Chances of survival are doubled when CPR is performed in conjunction with an AED.

Did You Know?…….

 

1. SCA (Sudden Cardiac Arrest) is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.

2. Approximately 356,000 people of all ages experience SCA each year

3. 9 out of 10 victims die

4. Effective bystanders intervention can triple survival rates

 

Green Guard created a chain of survival chart for you and your team, feel free to share (click on the link below).

 

Click here for a downloadable version to share with your team

 

 

Follow the chain of survival in the info graphic.

 

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