Lindsey Bever, The Washington Post Published 5:40 pm, Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Yes, it's unmistakably adorable - a pup attempting to perform techniques used in CPR, pouncing on a fallen police officer's chest. In a video, which was released on Twitter last week by the Municipal Police of Madrid, an officer drops to the ground, landing on his back. Then as an announcer called out for immediate medical intervention, a K-9 responder named Poncho ran to his side, jumping up and down on the officer, mimicking chest compressions. At one point, the pooch even paused, appearing to listen for the officer's breath as he lay his head on the man's neck - a pro move. But, in case it's not clear, it's unlikely that such a maneuver could save lives. Cue the boos. Recommended Video: Now Playing: Authorities in Madrid, Spain recently hailed a police dog named Poncho who, during an exercise, acted without hesitation “to save the life” of an officer. Media: GeoBeats … [Read more...] about That viral CPR dog actually has no idea how to perform CPR
Perhaps you’re familiar with the rumor that humming “Stayin’ Alive” while doing chest compressions is the best way to perform CPR on someone. Some of you might even remember when Michael Scott memorably sang the Bee Gees’ hit when learning CPR with his co-workers on "The Office." While chaos ensued in the rest of that episode, this CPR secret can still be beneficial to incorporate in everyday life, and New York-Presbyterian Hospital is here to help you do that. The top-ranked NYPH created a Spotify playlist and shared it via Twitter to help raise awareness about effective CPR, and help everyday individuals easily remember how to time chest compressions. "Only about 46 percent of cardiac arrest victims receive bystander intervention before EMS arrives and women are even less likely to receive intervention," Lauren Browdy, a spokesperson from NYPH, says. "But for every minute without CPR, the survival rate decreases by 10 percent." Top Celeb … [Read more...] about New York-Presbyterian Hospital Creates Life-Saving CPR Spotify Playlist
Last year, a Registered Nurse working in an independent living facility refused to initiate CPR on an elderly resident who was experiencing respiratory distress, even as a 911 dispatcher begged her to do so. The 911 call was released, and the story made national headlines. Many condemned the nurse for her actions, but the nurse was simply following the facility’s no-CPR policy.The uproar following this incident led the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) to issue new surveyor and provider guidance on CPR/DNR policies and practices in skilled nursing facilities (“SNFs”). The guidance became effective immediately, making it imperative for skilled nursing facilities that are certified for Medicare and/or Medicaid to review their policies immediately to ensure compliance.CMS has made clear that SNFs have an obligation to initiate CPR for a resident suffering cardiac/respiratory distress unless:1) The resident has an advance directive … [Read more...] about New Guidance for Skilled Nursing Facilities’ DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) and CPR Policies
Updated: On the tapes, the 911 operator pleads with a caller to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation to a collapsed resident at an independent living facility. The caller, who had identified herself as a nurse, refuses, citing corporate policy. The elderly resident dies.The incident last month at Glenwood Gardens in Bakersfield, Calif., has stirred outrage, but much remains unclear. Was there a do-not-resuscitate order? Were other legal concerns a factor? The New Old Age blog of the New York Times raises the questions.An initial written statement from the executive director of Glenwood Gardens says the company policy is to call for help when there is a medical emergency in independent living and to stand down until paramedics arrive, the blog says. In a new statement, however, the facility said its employee had misinterpreted the guidelines, Fox News reports.The New Old Age blog was unable to reach the family members of the 87-year-old woman who died, Lorraine Bayless, to learn if … [Read more...] about After facility worker shuns 911 operator’s CPR advice, questions arise: Are legal fears the reason?
CPR was represented by in-house counsel Jean Claude Paré, who was assisted by a team from the Montreal office of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, which included François Brissette, Richard J. Clare and also Charles Kazaz, who advised CPR in relation to certain environmental aspects.The purchaser, CHQ, was represented by Pierre Cadotte of Lavery, de Billy. Sylvie Bouvette of Borden Ladner Gervais was responsible for title matters. … [Read more...] about CPR Sells Site of Montreal\’s Future Superhospital