Sheriff’s Deputy Awarded for Saving Life with CPR and AED

To Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy Ethan Moss, February 4th response to a 911 call was just part of the routine, but for homeowners, Tim and Roby Bush, Deputy Moss was a hero that day.  Upon finding Tim Bush unresponsive and not breathing, Deputy Moss immediately administered the automated external defibrillator (AED) and started CPR.  After just 2 minutes, Bush began breathing on his own and was transported to the hospital. The 54 year old has since been discharged from the Hospital and made a full recovery.  Deputy Moss received a Commendation award for saving the man’s life.

Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson presents Deputy Ethan Moss with a commendation award for saving a man’s life.

Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson presents Deputy Ethan Moss with a commendation award for saving a man’s life.

Deputy Moss, a four year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, husband and father of two boys, and United States Army veteran, is no stranger to saving lives. In July of 2015, Moss also saved a 62 year old man by administering an AED and CPR.

Law enforcement is often the first on scene to a medical emergency. Receiving CPR and first aid training and carrying an AED enables them to act quickly to save a life.  Deputy Moss was quick to apply his training to save a life; Mr. and Mrs. Bush couldn’t be more grateful.

One Beat CPR + AED at the National Sheriff’s Association in Minneapolis, MN

 

 

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           One Beat CPR will be among the exhibitors at the National Sheriff’s Association 2016 Conference and Expo. This is a five day long event, packed full of special activities. Starting on Saturday June 25th with the Sheriff’s Posse 5K Fun Run through downtown Minneapolis. Then on Monday June 27th a free 16-hour training course in Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE). The training session is open to all participants, however registration is required.  For a change of pace, there will be a Golf Outing on Wednesday June 29th, at the beautiful Legends Golf Course. Coming at the end of this convention,  the Sheriff’s Association will host the Presidential Reception and Banquet Night.

 

For more details and a complete schedule of activities, please visit http://nsaconference.org/?q=node/16

The National Sheriff’s Association brings together officials, chiefs of police, public service agents of several organizations across the US to receive education and training and to walk through the showcase of the newest equipment, products and services available. We are looking forward to meeting you there.

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Brave and courageous 7-yr old girl helps save a 6-yr old boy from drowning at local water park – CPR + AED News

Margate, FL – It was the first Saturday after school ended, a perfect day to enjoy being outside. Like all kids this time of year, Christine Regina asked her grandmother to take her to Calypso Cove Water Park in Margate, FL. Every summer, Christine, a Port St. Lucie resident looks forward to spending time with her grandparents because the water park is near their home. On Saturday, June 18th. they spent most of the morning there, but once the afternoon started progressing, grandma Penny told Christine “Ten More minutes” to leave the facility. Christine obeyed and gathered her water gear. She swam around wearing her goggles before leaving and started to dive underwater. On one of the dives she noticed something unusual at the bottom of the pool.

The video below captures Christine speaking about her reaction to finding the boy.

She realized he was not acting normal and needed help. She quickly grabbed the nearest person, which happened to be 15 yr old Rebecca Valbrun. The teenage girl followed Christine underwater and saw the little boy too. Rebecca started yelling for help, catching the attention of the lifeguards on duty. The two girls bravely pulled up the little boy’s body and brought him to the surface. He was placed on his back poolside and the lifeguards started performing CPR. Emergency services were called and thankfully an AED was readily available.  The lifeguards deployed the defibrillator and with it brought back the little boy. He spent two days recovering from the incident and according to his mom, he is now stable and well.

By Sunday, Christine was a town hero. The Margate Mayor, Tommy Ruzzano,  visited the family at their home to thank her for her actions and awarded Christine with a public recognition certificate “for being aware, alert and responsive, in preventing a possible drowning and saving a life on June 18, 2016.”

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We are so proud of this young girl.

During summer and especially when near or around water, young children should have constant supervision. Accidents can happen in a moment. Prevent a tragedy by following our recommendations – visit our Facebook page to read more.

 

Here Comes the Bride, Performs CPR and Saves A Life

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Pittsburgh newlyweds, Andrew Nixon and Julie Stroyne Nixon, left their wedding reception at almost midnight intending to check into their hotel. As luck would have it, just before they headed through the hotel’s doors, someone shouted, “Does anybody know CPR? Is anybody a doctor?” Still in her wedding gown, Julie, a trauma nurse at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, headed over to help. On a park bench was a woman barely breathing.

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“I looked over, and I think my nursing instincts took over,” she recalls. She began to administer CPR. “I started compressions right away. They told me she didn’t have a pulse.” Little by little, the woman regained consciousness. Julie stayed with her and tried to make sure she didn’t fall. By the time paramedics arrived, the woman was doing much better.

Having known Julie since childhood, her husband offers, “Nothing quite compares with saving a life. It was a heroic act, but I’ve known her for long enough, I’m not surprised at all.”

Julie adds, “It really did seem that we were in the right place at the right time.”

Anyone who knows CPR/AED skills can be in the right place at the right time. Be prepared to save a life, sign up for a CPR/AED class today. Visit https://onebeatcpr.com/cpraed/ to register.

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Learn CPR and Receive a FREE Heart Screening at Heart My Kid Event – Sign Up Today

Summer is around the corner and children will be spending time outside playing sports and other physical activities. The One Beat Foundation is sponsoring a preventive heart screening event for youth ages 10 – 18.

Registration is Open Now. Visit http://heartmykid.com/  to RSVP.

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Screenings Save Lives. Sign Up Today.

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After 7 years of planning under the umbrella of One Beat CPR, we are proud to announce the inaugural heart screening event of our independent non-profit organization, One Beat Foundation.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) does not discriminate. No matter the age, gender, or race, cardiovascular disease is among the leading causes of death in children and adolescents in the United States. The true prevalence of Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) in youth is unknown because of the lack of systemic reporting.

Early detection is crucial

Youth are not adequately screened for heart conditions.  Oftentimes, the warning signs and symptoms of a heart condition in youth go undetected or are misdiagnosed.  Most youth who suffer SCA have an undetected heart condition.  A thorough family history and physical examination that includes an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) as a baseline test can help detect approximately 60% of the heart conditions that can lead to SCA. Approximately 2% of youth that are heart-screened are diagnosed with a heart abnormality or concern; 1% are diagnosed with a life-threatening heart condition such as Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM), Long QT Syndrome (LQTS), Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW) or Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia (ARVD).

Be aware of these signs and symptoms.  If any exist, they should be reported to the youth’s physician immediately.  Medical professionals must be more acutely aware of the warning signs & symptoms of a heart condition, carefully evaluated and assess patients,  and, when symptomatic, immediately refer youth to a cardiologist for further evaluation.

If a child is diagnosed with a heart condition, there are many precautionary steps that can be taken to prevent the likely outcome of SCA including lifestyle modifications, medication, surgical treatments, and implanting a pacemaker and/or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD).

Being Prepared Can Save a Life

Most occurrences of SCA in youth occur in public places.  The increased availability of publicly accessible automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in schools and school-sponsored athletic events will dramatically increase the probability that youth will survive SCA.  Knowing and properly executing the Cardiac Chain-of-Survival can help save a life.

For more information or to register for a free heart screening on Saturday, June 25th, please email lisette@onebeatcpr.com or call 954-321-5305.

For Heart Month, One Beat CPR + AED Helps Promote Defibrillator Access and Awareness with Donation to Dr. G. Guy Knickerbocker, Pioneer of Modern Day CPR and First Defibrillator Technology

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NARVON, PA and DAVIE, FL. – One Beat CPR + AED, a leading provider of PHILIPS HeartStart Defibrillators (AEDs) and Emergency Resuscitative Care Certification Training and proponent of Community defibrillator access and CPR/AED training programs, is giving back to the community with a donation of a PHILIPS HeartStart OnSite AED package and training accessories.
In 1957, Dr. Knickerbocker and his colleague, Dr. William Kouwenhoven, invented the defibrillator. In fact, it was a key observation made by Knickerbocker that led to the development of devices to restart a stopped or trembling heart and a method to sustain circulation long enough to save lives. Alongside Dr. James Jude, the three discover the benefit of closed chest compression the following year. After adding Dr. Peter Safars’ rescue breathing work, they create CardioPulmonary Resuscitation in 1960. These remarkable contributions to science and medicine are the basis for the entire modern day chain of survival, a series of actions that, when put into motion, reduce the mortality rate of cardiac arrest. Dr. Knickerbocker’s immediate thoughts are to train his local community to use the defibrillator. Every minute that passes without access to an AED reduces the likelihood of survival by 10%. Having an AED readily available means more lives can be saved.
In 1963, Dr. Knickerbocker’s own father was resuscitated following a heart attack using the CPR methods perfected and promoted by his son.
One Beat’s owner, Lon Rosen is “both happy and honored to donate a defibrillator to one of the founders of CardioPulmonary Resuscitation and defibrillator technology. It’s the least we can do to show our appreciation for Dr. Knickerbocker’s own efforts to save lives and acknowledge his key role in our industry.”
Dr. Knickerbocker and his wife, Joan, were grateful for the donation and look forward to having a defibrillator close at hand.

About One Beat CPR + AED
One Beat CPR + AED is South Florida’s leading American Heart Association (AHA) and American Safety Health Institute (ASHI) authorized training facility. Founded by Lon Rosen, a 14-year Key Biscayne Fire Department veteran, One Beat’s training team consists of firefighters, paramedics, and police officers – people dedicated to saving lives every day. They deliver real life experience to make CPR training accessible, fun, and informative for families, schools, and businesses. The company is also an exclusive Philips partner offering Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and accessories. For more information, please call (954) 321-5305 or visit http://www.onebeatcpr.com.