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Owner saves puppy's life using dog-CPR - Telegraph

Owner saves puppy's life using dog-CPR - Telegraph | American heart association | Scoop.it

A pet owner bought her beloved puppy back from the dead after a near-fatal bee sting – by performing dog CPR.

Lola the seven-month-old boxer was playing in the garden when the insect flew into her mouth and stung her.

Owner Emma Harris, 20, watched in horror as the dog suffered an instant allergic reaction – vomiting and trembling before suddenly keeling over.

Miss Harris, a nursery assistant, checked Lola's pulse then began pounding her chest using first aid skills she learned at work.

After a few minutes the dog eventually came round choking for breath to the delight of Miss Harris and her parents Tammy and Ian.

"She seemed fine at first and then five minutes later she was sick," Miss Harris said.

"After she collapsed and we couldn't feel a pulse, my Dad was shouting 'She's gone, she's gone!'.

"My mum was a mess and my dad didn't know what to do. I don't know what came over me but I jumped on top of her and started to pump her heart with my fists to give her CPR.

"I was pumping for a good couple of minutes. My dad said she opened her eyes and started breathing again.

"My mum was on the phone to the vet and he said to get her to them as soon as we could."

Neighbour Jim Ness, a retired nurse, leapt over the fence to help Emma perform the life-saving procedure in Plymouth, Devon on Sunday afternoon.

She added: "Jim helped me to keep calm and held Lola's head for me while I pressed on her chest.

"When she started to breath again he told me to take a rest. I had just given 60 compressions in a row and he said I might have to give her more".

Lola was taken to a vet and given steroids to counteract the bee sting and was back to her usual self within days.

Miss Harris said she knew what to do because she took a CPR training course with colleagues from the Curious Kittens Nursery in Devonport, Devon.

She said: "If I hadn't taken part in that First Aid course for work I wouldn't have known what to do

"I am quite proud of myself for it. She's my pet and she's only young.

"We lost a dog last June – another Boxer called Stella – so it would have been horrible to lose Lola so quickly".

Miss Harris's grandmother Shirley Ball, 66, said: "Her mother told me how Emma just told them to go away and let her get on with it.

"The circumstances could have been very different if she hadn't acted. I'm just so proud of her right now".


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Man Saves Another Man 24 Hours After Learning CPR - CBS Denver

Man Saves Another Man 24 Hours After Learning CPR - CBS Denver | American heart association | Scoop.it
A man from Aurora went for a run and most surely would have died along the way were it not for a quick-thinking stranger.
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We at "C.A.B. FOR LIFE"  Teach to "Expect the unexpected". We certainly hope you will never have to use these skills, but, if you do, "Be a Hero"!

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Bear causes stir with tour through Mass. town - Boston.com

Bear causes stir with tour through Mass. town - Boston.com | American heart association | Scoop.it
ATHOL, Mass. (AP) — A black bear has caused a stir in Athol after taking a tour through the downtown. (Black bear tour through Mass. town turns heads.
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Much like Officer Obie, in the Arlo Guthrie classic "Alice's Restaurant", I am sure that the Athol Police (in full riot gear), were very happy to assist Animal Control in dusting off their tranquilizer gun and apprehending this dangerous wild animal before he could make a bank withdrawal.Good work!

I wonder if the bear, was later treated to a "Thanksgiving dinner, that can't be beat"???

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Allowing families to witness CPR had positive effects (RCT, NEJM ...

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There was no statistical difference between groups in the effectiveness of resuscitation, duration of CPR, the survival rate, or selection of drugs. Less than 1% of ...
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After 28 years in ER Codes, I certainly understand the need for closeness and closure for families members, however, depending upon the circumstances, the atmosphere in a Code can be quite brisk and tense at the very least.

Nursing, Respiratory, Physicians, and other staff, all have their jobs to to do. This may appear cold, perfunctory  and even rough to the bystander. Despite the fact that patient dignity is always a concearn and respected  to the greatest extent possible, often, simply in the course of attempting every measure to resuscitate an individual, both invasive and non-invasive actions may be taken that could appear almost cruel, to a loved one, though the it is anything but. Even space and maneuverability can be a great concearn for staff.

The Code Team can not be distracted by worry for the family's sensibilities and a need to explain actions being taken as they happen.Things simply happen to fast to make this realistic.

The other side of this coin, is in the case of a child victim, when parents are always permitted in the room. In these cases, there is usually trained personnel present who act as a sort of scene interpreter and counselor.

This type of Liasson makes the concept of Family Code observation possible, but still of little help in some of the more traumatic Code situations.

 

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Free CPR training: "Stayin' Alive" keeps the beat - fox2now.com

Free CPR training: "Stayin' Alive" keeps the beat - fox2now.com | American heart association | Scoop.it
Free CPR training: "Stayin' Alive" keeps the beat
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CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI) – Knowing CPR could save a life and this weekend you have a chance to learn the skill for free.
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Massachusetts Drivers Warned About Amorous Moose - CBS Local

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Massachusetts Drivers Warned About Amorous Moose
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A moose stands in its enclosure at the “ZOOM” Zoo on August 23, 2011 in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany.
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"C.A.B. For Life" reminds everyone to be alert and drive carefully this holiday weekend!

 

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C.A.B. For Life   reminds everyone to drive safely this holiday weekend. You never know what may happen!

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More local overdoses, deaths in New York blamed on club drug - Boston.com

More local overdoses, deaths in New York blamed on club drug Boston.com Two men suffered apparent overdoses of a club drug at a Boston concert Saturday, and a University of New Hampshire student died at a New York City music festival after...
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"C.A.B. For Life" reminds all drivers to be alert this Holiday weekend!

 

 

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One Pissed Off Garbage Man!

Just a bad day at work i guess...(RT @redbull: This is what happens when you forget to drink your Red Bull...)...


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I blamed the snow plow for taking out my mailbox...My bad!!!

 

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This guy gave a wallaby CPR and saved its life

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Mick Hussin was on vacation, when a group of dogs ran by, and he noticed that they were chasing a tiny baby wallaby.
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New lifesafers trained at CPR Saturday - Park Rapids Enterprise

New lifesafers trained at CPR Saturday
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Dozens of freshly trained lifesavers now inhabit Hubbard County after successfully completing “CPR Saturday,” a countywide initiative to give residents basic lifesaving skills.
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Twitter / planetepics: Saving your pet with CPR ...

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Saving your pet with CPR http://t.co/2k4U5OfpUP
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Know what to do in the event of an emergency for EVERYONE

 

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Chs Student Uses Cpr To Save Woman'S Life - 10TV

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Chs Student Uses Cpr To Save Woman'S Life
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"There were like 15 or 20 adults around if they knew [how to do CPR] they weren't doing anything. I went over there and I took charge of the situation and told them to call 911.
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Fellow Workers Credited For Saving Co-Workers Life With CPR

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This video covers a story of how a person's life is saved because others cared enough to try CPR. Watch this video and be encouraged that you never know when you may need to use CPR skills. If you ...
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The American Heart Association reports that 70% of the general public state feeling unable to assist in the case of sudden cardiac arrest or medical emergencies due to lack of training.

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Bride provides lifesaving CPR to ...

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Bride provides lifesaving CPR to ... | American heart association | Scoop.it
The wedding reception was winding down and guests were leaving when a woman's screams pierced the night air. A toddler who'd slipped away from his family was found at the bottom of the deep end of the swimming pool ...
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