This blog post is from Andrew MacPherson, MD Member, American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council Pop Quiz! Name those Olympic injury owners (answers at the bottom): 1) Which US snowboarder …
Opening Our Eyes
Natreka Wallace is a peer educator for the Bahamas Red Cross HIV programs, working with her colleagues to increase disease and prevention awareness in their communities. Many national stakeholders have …
What We’re Reading
Links we’ve noticed today: sources of fire, a CPR save, Haiti photos, and smoke alarms.
We are extremely concerned about the potential impact of Tropical Storm Tomas.
CPR Changes Lives
Today, the American Red Cross announced that it will train 5 million people in hands-only CPR in 2011. Hands-only (or “compression only”) CPR is easy to learn and- if used in an emergency situation by a bystander- can vastly improve chances of survival for someone suffering cardiac arrest.
Red Cross Experts Reviewing the New CPR Guidelines
We at the American Red Cross learned of the new CPR guidelines when everyone else did yesterday, so our experts are busy today reviewing this new research to determine an official stance.