“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

Foundation seeks Medal of Honor award nominations

first_img Foundation seeks Medal of Honor award nominations The Florida Bar Foundation is seeking nominations for its annual Medal of Honor Awards.The Foundation has two categories for the medal of honor award. A nominee for the first category must be a member of The Florida Bar who has demonstrated dedication to the objectives of The Bar: “.. . to inculcate in its members the principles of duty and service to the public, to improve the administration of justice, and to advance the science of jurisprudence.”Nominees in this first category also must be Florida residents who are actively engaged in a profession relative to the practice of law including, but not limited to, practicing lawyers, judges, or teachers in the legal field. Recent award recipients in this category are Tallahassee’s Martha W. Barnett, a former ABA president, Patrick G. Emmanuel of Pensacola and former Florida Bar president, and North Miami Beach attorney and former Florida Bar and Foundation president Burton Young. Last year’s award was presented to Robert M. Ervin for his dedication to improving the administration of justice throughout a career of exemplary public and professional service as a lawyer and a leader in the creation and development of institutions and activities that continue today to advance the interests of the public and the legal profession.Nominees are also being solicited in a second medal of honor award category. This category recognizes the achievement of nonlawyers, or lawyers not actively engaged in the practice of law. Nominees must have made an outstanding contribution to the improvement of the administration of justice in Florida through research, writing, or other deeds of such character and quality that, in the judgment of the Foundation, warrant the highest award that can be bestowed by the Foundation.Nominees in the second category also must be Florida residents and may be members of The Florida Bar. Recent recipients in this category are: John B. Orr, Jr. (posthumously) for his courageous stand against a package of bills filed in the 1956 Florida Legislature’s special session whose purpose was to perpetuate school segregation, paralegal Raul G. Barrera for his leadership and dedication to improving the administration of justice by bringing truth to the ideal of equal justice under the law for migrant farmworkers, and Lois Thacker Graessle, of Jacksonville, for a lifetime of dedicated and selfless volunteer service in the pursuit of justice.The medal of honor awards will be presented at the annual dinner of the Foundation during The Florida Bar annual meeting on June 24, 2004, at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton.Nominations should list the specific achievements which would qualify an individual to receive a medal of honor and also should include a brief biographical sketch of the nominee. Nomination forms are available from the Foundation or can be downloaded from the Foundation’s Web site (www.flabarfndn.org) under the “What’s New” section. Nominations should be sent to: The Florida Bar Foundation, Medal of Honor Awards Program, Post Office Box 1553, Orlando, Florida 32802-1553, (800) 541-2195, (407) 843-0045. Nominations also may be faxed to (407) 839-0287 or sent via e-mail to [email protected] The deadline for nominations is February 18. January 15, 2004 Regular News Foundation seeks Medal of Honor award nominationslast_img read more