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Authorities say a 4-year-old Ahwatukee boy is in stable condition after he was pulled from a backyard pool on Sunday.
A DNR, or a “Do Not Resuscitate” form, is a legal order signifying that a patient does not want to be resuscitated if he or she is to suffer cardiac or respiratory arrest. It tells emergency personnel that the patient does not want CPR, endotracheal intubation, defibrillation, cardiac life support drugs or related medical procedures. This does NOT withhold medical interventions necessary to provide comfort or to alleviate pain. You may recognize this order by its bright orange color, often found attached to the refrigerator in someone’s home. Typically, these orders are in effect for persons whom are terminally ill and prefer to avoid painful or invasive procedures at the latter stages of their life. It is important to have the DNR form easily locatable, as emergency personnel must see the form in order to honor it. DNR bracelets are also an option. These forms are available through various medical organizations or you can print your own. Contact me if you would like an electronic copy of the printable version or if you have any further questions about DNR forms.
A one-day course in safe, baby-sitting lessons will be offered by Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert medical centers on Sept. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Rome Towers in Gilbert, located at 1760 E. Pecos Road, Suite 235.
Salt River Project has once again partnered with the Phoenix Fire Department in educating the public on the basics of CPR in the event of a near drowning or cardiac arrest.
Valley firefighters are once again making a plea to parents to watch your kids around water.
The average Ahwatukee Foothills family can live a life as individual as they please — some spend their time at sports, some love to travel. Some families are small and some are large. Some entertain friends non-stop, others prefer quiet nights to themselves. Individuality is the American way.
To date this year in the Valley of the Sun, there have been 71 water-related incidents involving children. Of those, nine were fatal, and approximately six non-fatal drowning victims will suffer a lifelong disability.
Washington • Longtime Mesa 911 operator LeAnn McLaws was skeptical at first.
At 17 months old, Erin Kent’s son was proving to be almost too smart for his own good.
Would you know what to do if your pet was choking or needed first aid due to an injury? What if you suspected poisoning? Would your groomer, dog walker kennel worker or pet sitter know what to do? People that take care of our children are required to be certified in CPR and first aid. Anyone that takes care of your furry four-legged children should be certified, but are they?
As a child, I never appreciated that old cliché, “Silence is golden.” I thought silence was boring, and preferred music, or the sounds of my friends chatting away.
The American Foundation for Cardiomyopathy (AmericanFFC) announced that it will donate 25 percent of the proceeds of two upcoming CPR training classes to help support Baby Emma Mae.
Pet owners have many options when they set out to spoil their four-legged friends for the holidays.
The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department has plans to reopen all 28 city pools for the 2012 summer season.
The first few minutes for a person in need of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is vital, but some people are hesitant to respond because of the pending threat of a lawsuit. But these potential life-savers have no need to worry. Under Arizona's Good Samaritan Law, first care providers are protected from being found liable for helping others. Phoenix firefighter David Fisher said people with proper training have an obligation to help those in need, as long as they feel like the situation is not beyond their limitations. "You can look at it any way you want. I'm a human being helping another human being," Fisher said, "No lawyer will go after that." Guy Guyton has been teaching CPR with the Phoenix Fire Department for 23 years. "The importance of CPR is to help sustain life until a higher level of care gets there," Guyton said. "If you keep the blood circulating through the body by doing compressions, you keep life to the brain, which is the main thing." Brain death starts to occur in the first four to six minutes without oxygen. After 10 minutes, the damage to the brain is irreversible, he said. "The fire department doesn't save people, it's the public," Guyton added. Signs that a person needs CPR is if he/she is not able to talk, cough, show normal life movements or show signs of circulation. When this happens, Guyton said to administer the five steps of CPR: 1. Shake and shout at the subject. 2. If there is no response, dial 911. 3. Open the airway by tilting the head and lifting the chin, and wait five to 10 seconds for a sign of breathing. 4. Breathe twice into the subject's mouth. Each breath should last one second. 5. Check for circulation. See if the heart is working, or for any other signs of life. Begin chest compressions, placing both hands at the mid-nipple line, and compress 30 times at a depth of 1-and-a-half to 2 inches. Continue to ventilate and compress for five cycles, and then reassess depending on the subject's condition. Community education director Tom McCracken said CPR is an important skill to learn because cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of Americans, and the more people who know how to do it increase the chances that a person will live. The CPR classes are taught every Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Washington Adult Center, 2240 W. Citrus Way, Phoenix. Cost is $20. For more information, call (602) 262-6971. Emily Behrendt can be reached at (480) 898-7911 or firstname.lastname@example.org.