hidden More than 500 Individuals Learn Hands-Only CPR at a Durham Bulls Game

More than 500 Individuals Learn Hands-Only CPR at a Durham Bulls Game

Friday, May 31st was Military Appreciation Night at the Durham Bulls minor league baseball game. Patients diagnosed with PTSD are 40% more likely to develop heart disease. In an effort to reach our military heroes and their families, the American Heart Association teamed up with Allscripts to teach Hands-Only CPR. Hands-Only CPR can double or

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Clemson Partners for CPR in Schools Program

The American Heart Association announced today that Clemson University is the first university in the state of South Carolina to provide CPR in Schools training. The program launched its first student group training in January and plans to expand to trainees from a variety of groups. Each CPR in Schools kit includes 10 manikins, an AED

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Community Celebrates a Life Saved by Teaching Hands-Only CPR

Midlands, SC – On October 10, Josh Boyd was playing a pick-up game of basketball with a couple of friends and two members of the Columbia Fire Department.   As an athletic senior at Richland Northeast High School and Quarterback of the football team, no one would have imagined what would happen during the game. After

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Donations and Laws Help Certify Students in CPR

Raleigh, NC – Thanks to the work of our Advocacy department, North Carolina became the fifth state in the country to pass legislation requiring high school students to take CPR training before they graduate from high school. Spectrum News anchor Caroline Blair sat down with Anne Miller, the executive director in the Raleigh office, for

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Celebrate National CPR and AED Awareness Week

National CPR and AED Awareness Week – June 1– 7, 2018 – aims to raise awareness and increase the number of people who perform CPR in cardiac arrest emergencies. Each year, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States. About 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately receiving CPR from someone nearby. Only about 46

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VCU Child Care Worker Recieves Heartsaver Hero Award

On Feb. 22, 2018, Earlena Foskey, a childcare provider at VCU Health Child Care Center, administered CPR to Evie Louka, a 13-month old who became unconscious and unresponsive while in her classroom. Thanks to this heroic act, Evie is alive and doing very well. During a surprise award ceremony at the child care center, Michelle

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NC AHA Advocacy Coordinating Committee Meeting

On January 27, the NC AHA Advocacy Coordinating Committee met in Morrisville to celebrate the successes of the 2016-2017 Committee and install the 2018-2019 Committee.  The committee learned about the concepts of collective impact, took an in-depth look at the state of tobacco control in North Carolina, and held small group discussions about the health