Items Tagged ‘CPR’

Security is About Helping Others

May 13, 2019

Security is About Helping Others

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I got a call that a man was unresponsive and face down in a water fountain,” says Latoya Finch, a healthcare security officer at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “I responded to the call and got the individual out of the fountain. I immediately started chest compressions and CPR, which helped save his life. I […]

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Tags: CPR, featured, Hospital Week, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, security officer


Massive CPR Palooza trains community members on life-saving technique

June 11, 2018

Massive CPR Palooza trains community members on life-saving technique

By Amy Albin amyalbin

Sudden cardiac arrest is the No. 1 global killer, but more lives can be saved if bystanders know how to help More than 700 kids and adults from around Los Angeles learned how they can help cardiac arrest victims at the first-ever CPR Palooza held at the UCLA Health Training Center: Home of the Los […]

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Tags: American Heart Association, bystander CPR, cardiac arrest, cardiology, Circle of Health, CPR, Dr. Tamara Horwich, hands-only CPR, heart health, Los Angeles Lakers, UCLA Health Training Center


Ask the Doctors - Should everyone be trained in CPR?

May 19, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Should everyone be trained in CPR?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

A woman in the mall near our home collapsed and wasn’t breathing. A shopper performed CPR until the paramedics showed up. Later, my friends and I realized that none of us could have helped her. Should everyone get trained in CPR? More than 350,000 people per year in the U.S. suffer from sudden cardiac arrest, […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, chest compressions, CPR, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, sudden cardiac arrest


First Aid: Test Your Safety Smarts

June 27, 2017

First Aid: Test Your Safety Smarts

By uclahealth uclahealth

June is National Safety Month, so let’s see how prepared you and your family are for summertime injuries. From treating jellyfish stings to knowing how to give CPR, what would you do in these situations?   If you get stung by a jellyfish at the beach, you should remove the tentacle and: Wash with soap […]

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Tags: 911, American Heart Association, CPR, drowning, exhaustion, healthy living, jellyfish sting, muscle sprain, National Safety Month, personal preparedness, poison oak, rash