CPR

Man dies at South Dakota hot dog eating contest

CUSTER, S.D. (AP) — A Fourth of July hot dog eating contest in western South Dakota turned tragic when a contestant choked to death. Walter Eagle Tail, 47, of Custer, died at a hospital Thursday […]

07/08/2014

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Stayin’ Alive: The new techniques of ‘Sidewalk CPR’

What would you do if you saw someone on the street who needed CPR? Would you try to save them? Would you hesitate to deliver the mouth-to-mouth procedure to a complete stranger? Now you don’t […]

06/05/2014

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

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

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