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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Another excuse bite the dust!

The Medical College of Wisconsin reviewed six dozen cases where Bystander CPR was performed on people who didn't need it.

Here's what Michael McGonigal MD, the Director of Trauma Services at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN had to say about the results.

Bottom line: The potential benefit of bystander CPR outweighs the risk of injury or performing it on a victim who is not in arrest. This study shows that, although these patients may not need CPR, they are generally very ill. Given the rapid EMS response times and the younger average age of the victims, no real injuries occurred. The new American Heart Association recommendations are beneficial and should be distributed widely.

For those wanting further detail, see

Man drowns at high school pool

September 10, 2011 9:13 AM
KENTWOOD, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Emergency responders from Kent County responded to the East Kentwood High School pool Friday night after a man drowned.

Deputies say the 68-year-old man was swimming laps Friday night when another swimmer saw him floating in the pool.

Lifeguards pulled the man out of the water and began CPR.

Deputies believe a medical condition may be behind the drowning. The incident is under investigation.


Didn't see anything about an AED, did you?

Did anything else strike you as odd about this story?