“Sidewalk CPR” Pop-up Training at Paseo Colorado Proves the Life-Saving Technique is Easy to Learn

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This new proven method was expected to hopefully interest more people in learning the techniques.“Studies show that performing proper chest compressions alone yields the same results that traditional CPR was thought to do. It’s not the long, complex and time consuming course that people used to have to take.,” explained Jennifer Waldron, Huntington Hospital’s Disaster Program Manager.The energetic staff and firefighters made sure that learning the proper chest compression techniques were done to the beat of “Stayin’ Alive” that was blasting through the sound system. This allowed participants to feel the quick rhythm required to effectively treat a victim of cardiac arrest for a minimum of sixty seconds at best.According to Huntington Hospital’s Pre-Hospital Care Coordinator Jenny Vanslyke,performing chest compressions alone can double or even triple a person’s chance of being revived in a cardiac situation.“When only ten percent of cardiac arrests survive today — it’s a huge improvement,” said Vanslyke.“Sidewalk CPR” is a nationwide event that is sponsored by the American Heart Association. Los Angeles County organizations from all over participated in the hands on public training just like the one at Paseo Colorado.“It’s happening all over Los Angeles County today so most fire departments, hospitals and clinics are participating,” said Vanslyke.Los Angeles County aims to reach out to a wide demographic to ensure people have the necessary skills to save one’s life, which is more times than not someone they know and care about.The eventual goal is to re-introduce this training into schools to properly equip the youth with life saving skills that will stay with them throughout their lives.“About eighty percent of sudden cardiac arrests occur at home so for many people it’s usually a loved one’s life you’re saving. Teaching people when they’re young makes a big difference, but it’s never too late to learn,” said Waldron.If you find someone who is in a cardiac arrest call 911 and immediately begin to perform chest compressions until first responders arrive.To learn more information about CPR and to find a training center near you, visit www.heart.org.center_img Community News “Sidewalk CPR” Pop-up Training at Paseo Colorado Proves the Life-Saving Technique is Easy to Learn Story and Photography by BRANDON VILLALOVOS Published on Thursday, June 2, 2016 | 8:33 pm Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Top of the News Subscribelast_img read more

NASCAR returns after 10-week hiatus, Kevin Harvick takes the win

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailRutryin/iStockBy ABC News(DARLINGTON, S.C.) — NASCAR returned on Sunday after a 10-week pause due to the coronavirus pandemic.Kevin Harvick crossed the finish line first, beating Alex Bowman to take the win at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina.Given the ongoing pandemic, several precautions were taken during the race. Fans were not allowed in the stands and team rosters were limited to 16 people, including the driver. The starting order for the 400-mile race, which was dedicated to health care workers fighting COVID-19, was drawn at random based on owner points.NASCAR’s next race will take place Wednesday, also at Darlington Raceway.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. May 18, 2020 /Sports News – National NASCAR returns after 10-week hiatus, Kevin Harvick takes the win Beau Lundcenter_img Written bylast_img read more

ENGIE completes 100MW solar-plus-storage project in South Africa

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:French electric utility ENGIE has completed and begun production from one of South Africa’s largest renewable energy projects, the 100MW Kathu Solar Park, a concentrated solar plant (CSP) with storage located in the Northern Cape province.The Kathu Solar Park consists of parabolic trough technology and is equipped with a molten salt storage system that provides up to 4.5 hours of thermal energy storage. The site is made up of over 384,000 mirrors and is the first CSP project developed by ENGIE.It was built by Sener and Acciona and won a 20-year power purchase agreement under South Africa’s stop-start Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (REIPPP).The Kathu Solar Park is expected to provide clean electricity for the equivalent of 179,000 South African homes – specifically in the local community of the John Taolo Gaetsewe District Municipality, the Northern Cape province, and South Africa as a whole.Further, it is expected that the Park will save around six million tonnes of CO2 over 20 years and will further foster local economic development through several ground-level projects, including a trust for the benefit of communities situated in the Northern Cape, as well as sourcing services from local entrepreneurs.More: South Africa celebrates opening of another solar plus storage plant ENGIE completes 100MW solar-plus-storage project in South Africalast_img read more

Berger praises McWatters’ call for credit union exemption from CFPB rules

first_imgNAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger on Wednesday praised NCUA Acting Chairman J. Mark McWatters’ call in a letter to CFPB Director Richard Cordray to use the exemption authority under Section 1022 of the Dodd-Frank Act with respect to credit unions “whenever possible.”“We are grateful for Chairman McWatters’ strong leadership in calling for this needed reform,” Berger said. “NAFCU has long urged the CFPB to take advantage of its congressionally granted legal authority to exempt credit unions under Section 1022 of the Dodd-Frank Act. It is vital that the bureau recognize that putting member-owned, not-for-profit credit unions under the same standards as the Wall Street banks that caused the financial crisis is counterproductive and harmful for the 107 million members credit unions serve.“We look forward to discussing this matter further with Chairman McWatters and continuing to push for meaningful regulatory relief that would allow credit unions to focus on serving their members,” Berger continued.In his letter, McWatters discussed the regulatory burden for credit unions from the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act and the CFPB’s approach to unfair, deceptive and abusive acts or practices (UDAAP), and the need for regulatory relief in those areas. 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

AirBaltic announced flights to two destinations in Croatia in the postseason

first_imgTake a look at the entire flight schedule HERE Judging by the new flight schedule, AirBaltic will operate on the line Riga – Split from this Friday, September 18, once a week until the end of the month. Direct flights on this line have been announced even in October, also on Fridays, until October 23, when this line should stop operating for this year, reports Croatian Aviation. Yesterday, September 14, the connection between the two airports Riga – Dubrovnik was re-established. Flights in the post-season should operate once a week, every Monday, until October 19 this year. Source: Croatian Aviation Latvia’s national carrier, AirBaltic, announced yesterday that it will offer flights to as many as 37 destinations in Europe, including Dubrovnik and Split. last_img

Football Players of Željezničar Training in Međugorje

first_imgFootball players and the expert staff of Football Club Željezničar are training in Međugorje, where they are preparing for the European League matches, announced this football club.The team is training twice a day.All the football players are in good shape, expect for Dedić, who has a minor injury. Filip Lončarić joined them as well and on “probation” is Ćilić and Sokol.They will play today in Međugorje at 17:00 a friendly match against Croatian first league team- Istra 1961 team.Football players of Željezničar in the first qualifying round will play against representatives of Montenegro – Lovćena team. The first match will be played on 3 July in Cetinje and the rematch will take place on 10 July in Sarajevo.(Source: Fena)last_img