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July 7, 2011 | By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times/For the Booster Shots blog
Most of the infants who die in neonatal intensive care units are ending their short lives peacefully, a new study suggests. Not long ago, the reverse was true. In the late 1980s, most of the infants who died in NICUs were given CPR and other heroic – often invasive – measures right up to their last moments. Fewer than 20% died because their treatment was withdrawn, studies have established. A decade later, withdrawal of treatment preceded about 40% of all NICU deaths, according to other studies.
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May 13, 1990 | SIOK-HIAN TAY KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the minute and a half that Renee Tuba went indoors to pick up the phone Wednesday, her 6-month-old daughter, Britney, rolled her walker toward the back-yard pond and toppled in. For a moment, sheer panic reigned as she dashed toward the gasping baby, said Tuba, 25, a supermarket checker. "I could see her walker upside down in the pond," she recalled. "She had wriggled out of the walker and was floating face up. She was full of water and couldn't take a breath."
NEWS
February 19, 1995
No, that was not a freight train at Santa Monica College. The boxcar-like procession in the middle of Pearl Street was actually a line of temporary classrooms delivered to the college Wednesday and moved onto the campus Thursday for final assembly. The six bungalows will provide more classroom and library space while earthquake repairs and expansion work continue on Santa Monica College buildings.
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July 11, 1991 | Dianne Klein
When it was happening, it really couldn't have been, could it? "Everything will be fine ," Dianne Bordeaux remembers telling herself. Even when she'd called 911, while she was still screaming out the front door for somebody to please help, for somebody who knew CPR, she thought, " Of course , it will be all right." It is not. Jennifer Hope Dawson, 3 years old this past May, is in Dianne's arms now. The accident , as it is known around here, was five months ago.
NEWS
August 9, 1990
The city of Beverly Hills announced that it has extended its contract with Marjelee Murrell, coordinator of the city's cardiopulmonary resuscitation program. Murrell, who became coordinator of the city's extensive CPR program in 1984, has trained and supervised more than 100 volunteers who have taught CPR to more than 30,000 people. The city requires that all graduates of Beverly Hills High School pass a CPR class.
NEWS
July 13, 1986
The article by Allan Parachini will, unfortunately, I fear, harm efforts to increase bystander CPR training--a program that has saved many thousands of lives. As founder-chairman emeritus of the Writers Guild of America, West's CPR Program, a nearly eight-year volunteer CPR instructor for the American Heart Assn., recipient of its Exceptional Service Award, and the individual whose suggestions led to a National CPR Awareness Week and the forthcoming Los Angeles CPR Awareness Week (Oct.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1985
I am writing in response to a letter from Richard C. Creighton (Jan. 31), "CPR Ability." Creighton states that he is a firefighter, an American Heart Assn. ACLS (advanced cardiac life support) instructor, and that neither he nor his firefighter associates have seen adequate CPR performed by Emergency Department personnel. Creighton takes issue with the new state Board of Medical Quality Assurance ruling that physicians do not need to be certified in CPR to be licensed in this state.
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