Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Singer Usher Raymond (AP Photo)

Usher’s son nearly drowns in Atlanta pool

ATLANTA (AP) — The son of Grammy-winning R&B singer Usher nearly drowned in an Atlanta pool and was in the hospital Tuesday, authorities said. Five-year-old Usher Raymond V on Monday fell to the bottom of […]

08/06/2013

HeartStart Home Defibrillator unit (AP Photo)

FDA proposes new rules for heart defibrillators

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration will require makers of heart-zapping defibrillators to submit more data on their safety and effectiveness following years of recalls of the emergency devices.

03/22/2013

911 reel

Elder care home employee misunderstood company policy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The company whose employee refused to administer CPR to a dying woman said Tuesday that the employee wrongly interpreted its policy. But the elderly woman’s family said she would not have wanted life-prolonging aid.

03/06/2013

911 reel

Statement from family of elderly woman denied CPR

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) – Here is the statement from the family of 87-year-old Lorraine Bayless, who died last week of a heart attack after being denied CPR at a Bakersfield elder home:

03/06/2013

Calif. woman dies after nurse refuses to do CPR

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A nurse’s refusal to give CPR to a dying 87-year-old at an independent living home despite desperate pleas from a 911 dispatcher has prompted outrage and spawned a criminal investigation. Listen to analysis from Royal Oakes:

03/05/2013

(AP Photo)

Calif. woman dies after nurse refuses to do CPR

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A central California retirement home is defending one of its nurses who refused pleas by a 911 operator to perform CPR on an elderly woman who later died, saying the nurse was following policy.

03/04/2013

Passenger pronounced dead when plane lands in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — United Airlines officials say a passenger was pronounced dead shortly after a plane from Denver landed in Salt Lake City. United Airlines spokeswoman Megan McCarthy says the man collapsed Sunday evening on the jetway leading to the terminal.

02/12/2013

Zombie CPR gets the point across (video)

Have you been “bitten” by the zombie craze?  Canadians have crafted a new public service announcement on CPR using the mindless walking dead. It’s titled “The Undeading,” where a horde of zombies performs CPR on […]

10/05/2012

Zoo panda cub that died had liver abnormalities

WASHINGTON (AP) – National Zoo officials say the 6-day-old panda cub that died had abnormalities on its liver and fluid in its abdomen, but they don’t yet know the cause of death. Officials say they […]

09/24/2012

LA's 911 questions delay dispatches

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A new study says required questioning by 911 operators has been delaying the dispatching of Los Angeles paramedics and the start of life-saving CPR. The LA Times reports an internal audit […]

09/14/2012

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