American Heart Association

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Lifting a 3,500-pound car was only the start to saving her dad’s life; knowing CPR made a difference, too

One summer afternoon, 22-year-old Lauren Kornacki arrived home from her job as a lifeguard with hopes of borrowing the family car to go visit her best friend.

The car was in the garage being worked on by her dad, Alec Kornacki. He was trying to fix a brake problem.

When Lauren […]

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Minnesota man learns importance of CPR training twice

Six months after strangers revived his stopped heart and surgeons unclogged several arteries in heart, Dan Wessel headed toward Christmas feeling great – so great that his wife asked him to dress up as Santa Claus for a program at the school where she teaches.

Dan loved it. Yet on […]

Pilot training for CPR program launches in Dallas

The American Heart Association is pilot testing a program to help healthcare providers maintain their CPR skills and save more lives. The training uses mobile simulation stations featuring manikins that act as both patient and coach.

Fewer than one in five patients who experience cardiac arrest — the abrupt loss of heart function — survive. […]

Dallas-area teens learn CPR

More than 2,000 teens learned the lifesaving skill of CPR on Friday, thanks to the American Heart Association’s Dallas Division, the Frisco ISD, FC Dallas and BBYO, the world’s largest Jewish youth organization.

Cardiac arrest — the abrupt loss of heart function — is a leading cause of death in […]

February 17th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

New kit launches for CPR training in schools

The CPR in Schools Training kit, a hands-on, interactive kit that allows educators to prepare more students, teachers and families to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation is now available from the American Heart Association.

The kit provides training in 30 minutes or less, using a “practice-while-watching” approach. Students learn Hands-Only CPR with an inflatable manikin and training DVD, […]

Money biggest barrier to learning CPR for urban minorities

Cost, fear and a lack of information may prevent minorities in urban communities from learning and performing CPR, but free training or incentives like transportation to courses could help, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

Six focus groups that included 42 […]