August 22, 2012 |
Jim Joyce is a 24-year veteran of Major League Baseball who is probably best known as the umpire who robbed Detroit's Armando Galarraga of a perfect game in 2010. Until now. Now his claim to fame will be something much more important -- saving the life of another human being. Joyce was walking through the tunnel at Chase Field on Monday with the other three members of the umpiring crew about 90 minutes before the Arizona Diamondbacks-Miami Marlins game when he saw a woman having a seizure.
September 16, 2012 |
Question: On a recent flight from Los Angeles to Shanghai, an older woman passenger collapsed on my lap and then on my feet. The flight crew had to bring an oxygen tank to her. It was terrifying, and I didn't know what to do. If this ever happens again, what should I do? Kevin Orbach Nantong, China Answer: The quick answer is to summon help, stay calm and do what you can, which sounds simple but isn't. What you are required to do, what you can do and what you should do are different questions, so we'll start with the easiest one first.
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.
July 11, 1991 |
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.
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October 13, 2006 |
Almost a year after her 24-year-old daughter died of a methadone overdose while aboard a Carnival Cruise Lines ship, Jamie Barnett is still seeking answers: How did her fervently anti-drug daughter Ashley wind up ingesting a drug? Did a cruise ship carrying hundreds of passengers have limited medical personnel? And, on a trip filled with hundreds of partying young people, was Carnival unprepared for a medical emergency involving drugs?
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.
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.
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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.