One 45-Minute Class May Help Middle School Students Master CPR Skills


HealthDay (11/8, Preidt, 22K) reports that research suggests that “just one 45-minute class can help middle school students master lifesaving CPR skills.” Study participants “were taught both manual CPR…and the use of an automated external defibrillator.” The findings were presented at the American Heart Association’s annual meeting. Get full ACC coverage of AHA 2015 at

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Quick Response Saves MN Student Whose Heart Stopped

Updated: 11/06/2015 5:46 AM
Created: 11/05/2015 9:41 PM 
By: Katherine Johnson

It was an average Tuesday afternoon at Rush City High School until Ron Loomis got a call.

“My wife told me that Jared had passed out in gym class,” he said.

His youngest son had collapsed after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest. It only takes three minutes for oxygen to stop flowing to the brain. The clock was ticking at a time when every second counts.

“He’s 14 and having heart issues,” Loomis said. “We’re coming to find out this is a common occurrence, unfortunately.”

One in every 200 people is living with an underlying heart condition, that – if undetected – can lead to sudden cardiac death.

“I’m still sort of processing it,” said Jared, because he is one of the one percent of people who survive.

The 14-year-old doesn’t like a lot of attention. He’s shy and quiet but he let us follow him as Principal Brent Stavig walked him through his first visit back to the place where he collapsed a mere two weeks ago.

“You were laying right over here by the corn field,” Stavig told Jared. “You see the brown piece of grass over there?  That’s where the helicopter landed.”

Stavig is part of the high school’s Emergency Response Team, made up of a group of teachers, staff and in this case students who helped bring Jared back to life.

“We knew what the end goal was so everyone did what they could to get us there as fast as we possibly could,” Stavig said.

“The CPR was everything, ” said Loomis.  “The common outcome of this doesn’t have to happen that way if everyone’s educated.”

Jared says he’s thinking about becoming a police officer when he grows up because he wants to help save lives.

“I can help the other people and help them get through this,” Jared said.

The Loomis family is taking a CPR training course together this Saturday

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Brooklyn teen dies shortly after collapsing near school: authorities

BY Andy MaiBen ChapmanJoseph Stepansky 
Thursday, November 5, 2015, 10:17 PM

The teen crumbled to the ground a block from Clara Barton High School, shortly after dismissal around 3 p.m., officials said.
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The teen crumbled to the ground a block from Clara Barton High School, shortly after dismissal around 3 p.m., officials said.

A 15-year-old Brooklyn high school student tragically died Thursday, shortly after he collapsed after school and despite being briefly revived by cops, authorities said.

The teen, whose identity was being withheld pending family notification, crumbled to the ground on Franklin Ave. near Union St., just a block from Clara Barton High School, shortly after dismissal around 3 p.m., officials said.

Witnesses said six officers from both the precinct and school safety ran to the unresponsive student’s aid.

“Some of the cops were really in a panic,” said Samuel Munonyedi, 50, an eye doctor at a shop near where the student collapsed.

One of the officers desperately performed CPR on the student, who had a history of cardiac problems, police sources said.

“I just saw the kid lying on the ground and the cops giving him CPR,” Munonyedi said . “He wasn’t able to move.”

The officer was able to revive the teen and emergency responders rushed him to King’s County Hospital, but he took a turn for the worse en route and could not be saved, police sources said.

Department of Education officials said additional counselors will be provided for the boy’s classmates at the Prospect Heights high school.

The City Medical Examiner’s office will determine the boy’s cause of death.

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Elizabeth teen dies after collapsing at school

By Tom Haydon | NJ Advance Media for 
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on October 22, 2015 at 5:05 PM, updated October 22, 2015 at 5:06 PM

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A student at the private Patrick School was playing basketball at Elizabeth School 27 on Wednesday when he became sick and collapsed. He died a short time later at a city hospital. (Google Maps)

ELIZABETH — Authorities today were seeking the cause of death of a 14-year-old city youth who collapsed after playing basketball in a school gymnasium Wednesday.

The youth, a student at the private, non-profit Patrick School, was playing in the gymnasium at Elizabeth School 27 at 505 Morris Avenue, when he told his coach that he was feeling light-headed and dizzy at about 8 p.m., said police Capt. William Pinho.

He said the student, whose name police did not release, walked toward the bleachers and collapsed.

The student’s mother was at the school for parent-teacher conferences, said Patrick School principal Chris Chavannes.

Police received a 911 call for help at 8:11 p.m., and the student was rushed to Trinitas Hospital on South Broad Street, where he was pronounced dead at 9:01 p.m., Pinho said.

He said there was no indication of foul play. An autopsy was being performed today to determine the cause of death, the captain said.

Chavannes said the teen did not appear ill earlier in the evening and that he had been playing basketball with other Patrick School students for about 30 or 45 minutes before he collapsed.

The Patrick School has classrooms in a building on Morris Avenue, about one half block from School 27, Elizabeth school officials said. They said the school district allows the Patrick School to use the gym.The teen who died has siblings at the Patrick School, and that school was closed today, Chavannes said. He said grief counselors from the Elizabeth School District will be at the Patrick School on Thursday.

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Sandown community mourning 9-year-old boy who died suddenly on his way to deliver cookies

SANDOWN – A family is in morning after a nine-year-old boy died suddenly Friday night.

Christopher Chester was walking with his father, William Chester, to bring cookies to a neighborhood friend when he collapsed.

William Chester immediately called an ambulance and tried to revive him.

Sharon Melanson, Christopher’s mother, said an enlarged heart condition is what has led to the boy’s death.

The family is recovering after a heart-wrenching and sudden loss and the community has come to their aid with a GoFundMe page.

The page,set up just two days ago, has already reached $20,000 for the family and funeral services.

Melanson and Chester told NH1 News they are incredibly thankful for everyone who has donated to the page.

By: Jenna Abate

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9-Year-Old Youth Football Player Dies After Collapsing During Practice

By Matt Fitzgerald , Featured Columnist 
Nov 3, 2015 
Associated Press

A nine-year-old boy died Monday night after collapsing during a Big Bend Youth Football League practice in Meigs County, Ohio. reported the news, indicating Wyatt Barber, a third-grader at Eastern Elementary, fell to the ground unconscious and allegedly was not breathing after his team took a break from running sprints.

Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood provided the information on Barber, whose cause of death has yet to be revealed. Scott Gheen, superintendent of the Eastern Local School District, released a statement following Monday’s tragedy, per WSAZ’s report:

The staff, students, and community of Eastern Local would like to express our sincere condolences to the family during this very unfortunate time. The school has put in place grief counseling services to assist the students and staff in need. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

Emergency medical service personnel were alerted of Barber’s situation at approximately 7:30 p.m. local time Monday and found coaches attempting CPR on-site. They transported him to Meigs Emergency Room, where he died.

Monday evening’s practice was a walkthrough without any contact and was held at Eastern High School.

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