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Hands can do incredible things…

…but nothing compares to using them to help save a life

Hands only CPR

American Heart Association is conducting a promotional campaign to motivate and educate people to learn and if necessary perform Hands-Only CPR.

They say that…. “When an adult has a sudden cardiac arrest, his or her survival depends greatly on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby. But less than 1/3 of those people get that help. Most bystanders are worried they might do something wrong or make things worse.”

Could not agree more.

Among other very useful materials, they have created this great interactive web application called Hands Symphony which is so incredibly fun. Try it and share it with other. If you get only one person to learn Hands-Only CPR, that would be a great thing.

Hands Symphony

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Way To Go George & George

George Ure
I want to tell you a story about a father and his son. George senior and junior, obviously not Bush because this is a happy story :), but Ure. My friend George Ure jr. lives in Seattle and works as an emergency medical technician. His father on the other hand lives in Palestine, Texas. Not long ago a resident of this small town died after an accidental electrocution. Unfortunately, first responders who rushed to help were not equipped with a defibrillator, which in this case might have saved a life. George senior decided to do something about it, so he raised money and bought two automated external defibrillators (AED) for the local Fire Department. George junior then flew from Washington to teach fireman how to use these devices and hopefully save some lives in the future.

Way to go father and son!

I am proud to be your friend.

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