CPR

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Off-Duty Rescue Worker Saves Baby Elephant

He revived it with 10 minutes of CPR

(Newser) - Using CPR to try to revive a road accident victim is nothing new for Thai rescue worker Mana Srivate—but the victims aren't usually elephants. Mana, who has been a rescue worker for 26 years, was off duty Sunday night when he arrived at the accident scene while on...

Wife of Top Military Officer Was the Hero on Veterans Day

Hollyanne Milley, wife of JCoS leader Mark Milley, saved veteran who collapsed at ceremony

(Newser) - As the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the nation's top military officer, Gen. Mark Milley is the one used to attracting attention at Veterans Day events. This year, however, his wife, Hollyanne, was the one who made headlines by saving a veteran's life during a...

Man Saves Woman's Life, Thanks to The Office

Cross Scott applied CPR to the rhythm of the Bee Gees

(Newser) - A classic scene from a decade-old episode of The Office helped an Arizona mechanic save an unconscious woman's life, the AP reports. The Arizona Daily Star reports that 21-year-old Cross Scott found a woman locked in her car this month and broke in, finding she wasn't breathing. The...

Their Mom Taught Them CPR Thinking They'd Never Use It. They Did

Brothers, 7 and 10, save their grandma

(Newser) - Lee Chatterson Wu taught her young sons CPR—and it ended up saving her own mother's life. The boys, 7-year-old Grayson and 10-year-old Kian, were having a sleepover at their grandmother's house in Saskatchewan on Nov. 10 when Patti Chatterson, 62, suddenly fell unconscious on the couch. "...

After Toddler Falls Into Septic Tank, a Frantic Rescue

Mom and big sister of Thorin Hess team up to rescue and revive him

(Newser) - A toddler in Washington state who fell into a septic tank is alive because of his big sister. The AP reports the incident took place in the Tacoma suburb of Edgewood on Wednesday morning, when the boy, identified by KIRO-7 as 2-year-old Thorin Hess, plunged into the tank after stepping...

Women Trying to Save Man's Life Ordered Out of Sumo Ring

Sports official apologizes in Japan after incident

(Newser) - A jarring incident in a sumo ring has triggered a national conversation in Japan about how women are treated. On Wednesday, women who rushed to save a man who collapsed were ordered to leave the ring because of the sport's tradition that women are "impure" and cannot enter...

Santorum: Parkland Survivors Don't Need to Learn CPR

Santorum walks back post-March for Our Lives comment

(Newser) - A radiologist in Florida called it "gobsmackingly uninformed" and a trauma surgeon at Johns Hopkins said it's "not effective in this situation," and on Wednesday Rick Santorum walked it back, Business Insider reports. Having watched hundreds of thousands of people march in support of gun control...

Doctors Slam Santorum's 'Unconscionable' Remarks

He suggested students learn CPR instead of joining anti-gun violence rallies

(Newser) - Former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum thinks students should learn CPR instead of "looking to someone else to solve their problem" by protesting gun violence—and a lot of doctors think Santorum should get a clue. His remarks were slammed by numerous medical professionals on social media, many of...

Candidate Interrupts Fundraiser to Maybe Save a Life

Andy McGuire takes break from running for Iowa governor to perform CPR

(Newser) - Well, that's one way to earn a vote. The Des Moines Register reports Andy McGuire, one of seven Democratic candidates for governor of Iowa, was hanging out at the Polk County Streak Fry fundraiser on Saturday when she heard someone shouting for a doctor. McGuire, a physician, headed for...

CPR Student Saves Teacher Having a Heart Attack

David Knowles would have likely died without speedy help

(Newser) - David Knowles was leading a class on CPR when he suddenly felt weak and dizzy. As the retired UK nurse lay on the floor, he realized he had little time to tell his students what to do before he passed out, the BBC reports. The group "had asked for...

Performing CPR? Turn on These 10 Songs

Ah, ah, ah, ah, saving a life, saving a life

(Newser) - In a life-or-death situation, you might have a hard time recalling the recommended 100 sternum compressions per minute for CPR. Far easier to remember is a song like the BeeGees' " Staying Alive ." It's one of several catchy tunes—each with about 100 beats per minute—to make...

A Drive-Thru Worker Just Redefined Customer Service

He jumps out window to save unconscious customer in SUV

(Newser) - McDonald's employee Pedro Viloria doesn't typically jump through the drive-thru window, but a shocking moment during his Tuesday breakfast shift in Doral, Florida, led him to do just that. Now, he's being deemed a hero for his quick actions. Mashable reports that after handing over an order...

Teen's Heart Stops After Baseball Hits Him, Then a 'Miracle'

Steve Smith's life may have been saved by a quick-acting teammate

(Newser) - Two Virginia teens are suddenly more than just baseball teammates after a near-death experience during a practice July 14, NBC Washington reports. Steve Smith was running the bases when a throw from the catcher inadvertently nailed him under his left armpit, causing cardiac arrest. “His heart stopped immediately,"...

After Baby Stops Breathing, 'Hey Siri' Comes to Rescue

Aussie mom used voice-activated feature to call ambulance as she performed CPR

(Newser) - An Aussie mom recently penned a heartfelt thank-you note to Apple, and her story of how the company's "Hey Siri" feature helped save her 1-year-old daughter is now making the rounds. Per 9to5mac.com , Stacey Gleeson noticed her daughter, Giana, wasn't breathing back in March, and as...

Family: 'Miracle' Saved 5-Year-Old From Heart Attack

His dad gave him CPR for 16 minutes

(Newser) - Stone Buckner lost oxygen at birth so that he was "laying lifeless," says his father, David Buckner. "I saw God work that out." He's now witnessed a second "miracle." Now 5, Stone collapsed and stopped breathing on Friday, reports WATE . "I laid...

Woman Thanks Anonymous Hero in Newspaper Ad

'She saved my life that day'

(Newser) - A Colorado woman has reached out to thank the anonymous Good Samaritan who saved her life at a Walmart last month—via a newspaper ad. The Summit County woman, identified only as Teresa, stopped breathing after experiencing a seizure and collapsed at a Walmart in Frisco, reports CBS Denver . Walmart...

Girl Almost Drowns, Then Docs Discover Tumor

Emily Thomas was having increasingly violent seizures

(Newser) - In June 2014, Emily Thomas dipped under the water one more time as her family finished swimming, when she had a seizure. Seeing her body float to the surface, her parents performed CPR and, two minutes later, got her heart beating again. But when doctors performed an MRI scan at...

Man in Lake Felt Something Brush His Foot, Is Now Hero

That 'something' was a 3-year-old

(Newser) - Angelo Mondragon is officially a father of three. In his heart, he's a father of four. The 32-year-old Colorado man was in waist-deep water while swimming at Windsor Lake north of Denver on Sunday afternoon when he felt something brush against his feet, reports CBS Denver . It wasn't...

Without Pulse for 45 Minutes, Mom Lives to Meet Newborn

After a routine cesarean section, an amniotic fluid embolism nearly killed the mom

(Newser) - An amniotic fluid embolism is a rare and easily fatal complication following childbirth that occurs when amniotic fluid enters the mother's bloodstream. When a 40-year-old Florida woman suffered from one after a routine cesarean section in late September, medical staff caught it in time to perform CPR. After 45...

Dog Eats Nasty Toad, Gets 'Mouth-to-Snout' CPR

Florida dog had fallen unconscious in a canal

(Newser) - Earlier this month, a Florida dog owner gave his pooch mouth-to-mouth resuscitation—or "mouth to snout," he calls it—in an effort to save the dog's life, the Miami Herald reports. Andrew Burtschin, 29, returned from a boating trip to his Key Largo home on Oct. 1...

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