CPR http://kut.org en Defibrillators Save Lives, But Experts Say They're Scarce in Austin http://kut.org/post/defibrillators-save-lives-experts-say-theyre-scarce-austin <p>All the holiday stress, dehydration and alcohol consumption at this time of the year can lead to something called “holiday heart syndrome.” It’s an irregular heartbeat that often presents in people who are otherwise healthy.</p><p>If someone collapses around you, you might be able to save their lives with an automated external defibrillator, or&nbsp;AED. But public health experts say there aren’t nearly enough of them out there.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 19:46:00 +0000 Nathan Bernier 9455 at http://kut.org Defibrillators Save Lives, But Experts Say They're Scarce in Austin Another Way to Celebrate Valentine's Day: Learn CPR http://kut.org/post/another-way-celebrate-valentines-day-learn-how-cpr <p>If your Valentine goes into cardiac arrest during dinner, Austin-Travis County EMS wants you to know how to help.</p><p><a href="http://austintexas.gov/department/ems">Austin-Travis&nbsp;County EMS</a> is hosting free, hands-only CPR training sessions at <a href="http://www.yelp.com/biz/barton-creek-square-mall-austin">Barton Creek Square mall</a>&nbsp;from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 14:52:39 +0000 Ann Choi 6597 at http://kut.org Another Way to Celebrate Valentine's Day: Learn CPR Don't Know CPR? You Can 'TAKE10' to Learn It http://kut.org/post/dont-know-cpr-you-can-take10-learn-it <p>The City of Austin wants everyone to take 10 minutes to learn hands-only CPR.</p><p>Each year, about 600 people in Austin and Travis County experience cardiac arrest and are treated by EMS. When bystanders perform CPR, survival rates can double or even triple.</p><p>Hillary Funk is the Community Integration Coordinator with Austin-Travis County EMS. She says some people are hesitant to perform mouth-to-mouth.</p><p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 17:22:00 +0000 Laura Rice 4377 at http://kut.org Don't Know CPR? You Can 'TAKE10' to Learn It Over 100 Lawmakers & Staff Sign Up for CPR http://kut.org/post/over-100-lawmakers-staff-sign-cpr <p>Some Texas lawmakers and their staffs will be getting a course in CPR training, starting this week.</p><p>The Texas Society Anesthesiologists is organizing the training sessions, with help from the American Heart Association and the Seton Family of Hospitals.&nbsp; State Rep. John Zerwas (R-Simonton) is an anestheologist and former society president.&nbsp; He performed CPR on then-State Rep. Edmund Kuempel, after the Seguin Republican suffered a near-fatal heart attack and collapsed in a Capitol elevator during the 2009 legislative session.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 24 Jan 2011 22:42:00 +0000 Ian Crawford, KUT News 666 at http://kut.org Over 100 Lawmakers & Staff Sign Up for CPR