emergency medical http://kplu.org en Emergency crews pushing for more heart-shockers in office buildings http://kplu.org/post/emergency-crews-pushing-more-heart-shockers-office-buildings <p>How many ways do you know to save someone who&#39;s dying?</p><p>A good first step is to call 911. If the person&#39;s heart has stopped, then it&#39;s time for CPR. And, third on your list might be the <a href="http://depts.washington.edu/learnaed/index.php">AED, or automatic external defibrillator</a>.</p><p>Emergency responders are hoping this electronic heart-shocking device will <a href="http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/ems/community/aed/preregistration.aspx">become a standard part of the workplace</a>. Thu, 14 Jun 2012 16:42:35 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 5275 at http://kplu.org Emergency crews pushing for more heart-shockers in office buildings You're part of a cardiac arrest experiment in King, like it or not http://kplu.org/post/youre-part-cardiac-arrest-experiment-king-county-whether-you-it-or-not <p>If your heart stops beating and you&rsquo;re treated by paramedics in the next few years, which treatment you get may depend on a coin flip. Once again, King County residents are part of&nbsp; a <a href="https://roc.uwctc.org/tiki/roc-public-home">national study of how best to resuscitate someone from cardiac arrest</a>.</p><p>A coin flip sounds pretty random &ndash; and that&rsquo;s actually on purpose.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 23:40:21 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 3944 at http://kplu.org