CPR http://kplu.org en Under new law, CPR training mandatory in Wash. high schools http://kplu.org/post/under-new-law-cpr-training-mandatory-wash-high-schools <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Starting this fall, all high school students will get CPR training under a new mandate signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Jay </span>Inslee<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>The students don’t have to get certified in CPR—the proposal for certification was rejected as too cumbersome for public schools. But the state-mandated health class, which kids typically take in 9th or 10th grade, will now include a day or two of CPR training.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 08 May 2013 23:13:32 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 8716 at http://kplu.org Under new law, CPR training mandatory in Wash. high schools 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 Dispatchers' CPR coaching saves lives when every minute counts http://kplu.org/post/dispatchers-cpr-coaching-saves-lives-when-every-minute-counts Your chances of surviving a sudden heart attack may depend on where you live; some American cities have survival rates five times higher than others. One difference can be 911 dispatchers.<p>If they coach someone over the phone to give CPR, the chance of surviving goes up. There's now a push to make it universal, but some cities are slow to implement the necessary training.<p>Becky Cole was eight months pregnant with her fourth child when she collapsed against the bathroom door. Fri, 25 May 2012 14:54:20 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 5104 at http://kplu.org Dispatchers' CPR coaching saves lives when every minute counts Confirmation: Pressing the chest saves lives http://kplu.org/post/confirmation-pressing-chest-saves-lives <p>Focus on your hands.&nbsp;</p><p>That underlying message is getting reinforcement from new research on how to save someone who has a sudden heart attack. Victims who get CPR that emphasizes chest compressions have a survival rate that&#39;s nearly double those who get older types of CPR, according to a study from King County.</p><p> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 17:50:20 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 4624 at http://kplu.org Confirmation: Pressing the chest saves lives Why are the odds of surviving a heart attack better in the NW? http://kplu.org/post/why-are-odds-surviving-heart-attack-better-nw <p>In 1974, CBS’ 60 Minutes declared Seattle was the best place in the world to suffer a heart attack. Nearly forty years later, the reputation persists – and experts are still claiming Seattle is tops in saving victims of cardiac arrest.</p><p><strong><a href="http://kpluwonders.org/content/why-seattle-such-great-place-have-heart-attack">Read more on I Wonder Why ... ?</a></strong></p><p> Fri, 02 Mar 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 4300 at http://kplu.org Why are the odds of surviving a heart attack better in the NW?