Public safety officers honored by Exchange Club of South Augusta

...stories about them saving lives, but also just day-to-day dedication to the job.Roberts and Thornton were honored for giving CPR to babies in distress, while Ellington received his for actions in a shooting in the Augusta Regional Airport taxi lot during...

Hands-only CPR, pushy dispatchers are lifesavers

...More bystanders are willing to attempt CPR if an emergency dispatcher gives them firm...Association has been promoting hands-only CPR for two years, though it's not clear...when bystanders did dispatcher-directed CPR, confirming earlier research that on-scene...

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CPR classes provide life-saving training

...wasn't shy about asking questions about CPR. Mrs. Wright was among about 20 people who attended a free Family and Friends CPR training class Saturday sponsored by the...lot. I wanted to be informed of how to do CPR, because anything can happen at any time...

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Study: Toilet plunger-like device is better than CPR

...something like a toilet plunger is better than CPR at saving heart attack victims. While some...standard cardiopulmonary resuscitation. With CPR, a person's palms are pressed against...compared with 2 percent of those given CPR. The study also found that 6 percent of...

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The essentials: Performing CPR

E veryone knows about CPR, but few people know how to do it correctly...basic steps you should take while performing CPR. To work at a kids camp, as I do, counselors...five cycles (two minutes). REMEMBER: CPR is a good skill to know, especially since...

Test tells when CPR is futile

BOSTON (AP) - Analyzing the breath of victims of cardiac arrest may help paramedics decide when to stop CPR and consider them dead. A study in Thursday's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine found that the amount of carbon dioxide...

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Burke County junior football player dies

...the school.Parker said Williams collapsed about six or seven minutes into practice on Sept. 22. Medical staffers then did CPR.Williams was treated at Children's Hospital of Georgia, according to hospital spokeswoman Denise Parrish. The hospital...

Martinez couple won't face murder charges in infant's death

...Harris told authorities that he woke to Russell screaming. They took the baby to the living room, called 911 and performed CPR. At some point before help arrived, Harris and Russell hid meth, marijuana and synthetic marijuana in a cooler on the back...

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Comments from readers. TO THE WRITER who wrote the comment about CPR, you should retake your CPR course. Choking on an object lodged in the throat and being held in a choke hold are two entirely different...

Killed in fall, Braves fan identified

...medical personnel treated the man for about 10 minutes, applying CPR before putting him on a backboard.Hampton said police don't...estimated 20 EMTs immediately surrounded the fan and began doing CPR, adding they treated him for "five to seven minutes" before...