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Nepal: How to Help

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Help with what you have, where you are. By now nearly everyone has heard how cities and villages in Nepal have been leveled by the massive earthquake on Saturday. BBC is reporting the death count to be over 4,000, and many in the U.S. are following headlines closely, praying that the numbers will cease to rise. Relief foundations have moved …

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Classic Movie CPR: The Sandlot

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One of the most memorable scenes of CPR in film comes from 1993’s The Sandlot. A magic moment, indeed. “Michael Squints Palledorous walked a little taller that day and we had to tip our hats to him. He was lucky she hadn’t beat the crap out of him. We wouldn’t have blamed her. What he did was sneaky, rotten, low and …

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When CPR Fails

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Picture this: an average person (not a medical professional) is shopping for groceries. Ahead of them, a man in his late forties collapses and falls unconscious. The person sees this and, acting quickly, runs to the man and asks if he is okay. Seeing he is unconscious, the person calls 911 and begins performing CPR on the man. EMS personnel …

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4 Tools to Make CPR Student-Centric

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“Courage is a special kind of knowledge; the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared.”  – David Ben-Gurion  Ben-Gurion’s statement powerfully articulates the importance of understanding the 5 fears that stop people from providing bystander CPR in an emergency situation. Fighting these fears is essential for …

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Building Confidence and Eliminating Fears

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So often in life we only award efforts that bring about success. Fear of failure permeates the culture we live in, and most people only stick out their necks if they are guaranteed the outcome is bright and full of gold stars, easy accomplishments, and success. This has created a world full of people scared to try anything that might …

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Experience your own Heart Attack

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This video was part of a campaign in the U.K. to get more people to learn CPR.  I watched it a while back and thought it was a powerful look at what it would be like to have a heart attack.  The video is from the point of view of the person experiencing it, with a guy explaining just what …