Idea for applying pressure to center of the chest came while observing his colleagues develop the defibrillator at Johns Hopkins University
By Howard Cohen
MIAMI — Modern medicine was “going to the dogs” when Dr. James Jude, a young resident at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the ...
By Keith Upchurch
DURHAM, N.C. — A woman was jogging with her fiancé in Durham when he collapsed from a heart attack, but she administered CPR and revived him.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Researchers examine how EMTs and paramedics assess and manage the type of emergency calls that can determine whether a person’s end-of-life wishes are upheld. Because ...
Nicholas Hemingway, 23, was honored during funeral services Thursday; he went into cardiac arrest at the fire house at the end of his shift
BALTIMORE — Friends, family and fellow member of the Baltimore City Fire Department gathered Thursday to lay to rest a paramedic who died after collapsing at the fire ...
MINNEAPOLIS — LifeAfterSCA.org is a new website to help sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) survivors overcome the new challenges they face.
The website provides survivors and their families ...
By Katrease Stafford
Detroit Free Press
DETROIT — The family of an 8-month-old girl who died after an emergency medical technician refused to go to her home when she stopped breathing ...
The Associated Press
COMPTON, Calif. — Defibrillator machines are back on Compton’s fire trucks and ambulances after the city addressed concerns by Los Angeles County regulators ...
Supervisor repeatedly orders EMT Thomas to respond to the 9-month-old in cardiac arrest
DETROIT — The Detroit Police Department is investigating the refusal, despite repeated direct orders from her supervisor, of Detroit EMT Ann Marie Thomas to respond to a 911 call for an ...
It’s hard to imagine what life was like prior to the 1950s, from a field care viewpoint. Back then, if someone experienced sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in the field, it was considered a ...
By Ben Welsh
Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES — Most fire trucks and ambulances run by the Compton Fire Department have been stripped of defibrillator machines, a crucial lifesaving device ...
Demonstration of the ResQCPR medical device for performing CPR
By Ben Bartenstein
ST. PAUL, Minn. — After 25 years of clinical trials, St. Paul is among the first cities to install new CPR devices -- inspired by a toilet plunger -- ...