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Health indicators reported from state and national health agencies are summarized below as they pertain to medical professionals who are required to carry a Pennsylvania PALS, ACLS or BLS.
Medical professionals in PA must be prepared to handle any number of medical emergencies. Pennsylvania adults have the highest rate of obesity when compared to the other states in the Northeastern Region. The obesity rate is twenty-nine point two percent (29.2%). Pennsylvania also has the highest rate of adults who smoke in the region at eighteen point four percent (18.4%). The Northeastern regional average is fifteen point eight five percent (15.85%). With an ACLS certification, Pennsylvania medical professionals are qualified and ready to assist people who have health problems or emergencies associated with these conditions.
Finally, Pennsylvania has the second highest rate of heart attacks (Maine has the highest) with four point seven percent (4.7%) of adults having had a heart attack. By getting their BLS renewal, Pennsylvania emergency responders and other medical staff are ready to meet heart related emergencies when they occur. In addition, for emergency situations involving children, it is important to get one’s PALS recertification. Pennsylvania residents rely on qualified emergency personnel responding to the emergency medical needs of their family. See also our tongue-in-cheek heart attack quiz. I’m sure you are busy working hard in a hospital somewhere, hopefully this cheers you up!
Aug 23, 2023 --In a recent emergency, quick action by two Clearfield County firefighters made all the difference. Jaden and Taylor Cunningham, both CPR-certified, sprang into action when Taylor's father urgently sought their help on July 3. Despite their family ties to the situation, the Cunninghams immediately administered CPR to Taylor's unresponsive mother, who had suffered a severe heart attack. Their swift response and professional training ultimately saved her life, highlighting the critical importance of being prepared for emergencies.
Aug 16, 2022 --Chris Favorin of York County experienced chest pains, realizing he was having a heart attack. Prompt action by neighbors Chris and Rachel Mowry proved crucial. Favorin sought help, and as he lay down, he went into cardiac arrest. The Mowrys quickly administered proper CPR until EMS arrived, a critical factor in Favorin's survival with minimal issues. The incident was caught on the Mowrys' doorbell camera, prompting them to share the story on social media and advocate for CPR education. They're offering free CPR classes on specific dates, emphasizing that anyone can make a difference by knowing CPR.
Feb 21, 2019 --Lonie Truskowski, 55 years old, was attending a friend's birthday party when he suddenly collapsed. Luckily, there was a doctor present at the party who started CPR right away. He regained consciousness and was later brought to the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Mr. Truskowski had to undergo quadruple bypass surgery and had a defibrillator implanted in his chest to keep his heart functioning well. As he shared his story of survival, he said he didn't know what was happening to his body because he did not have any symptoms indicating he had a heart problem.
Sep 26, 2018 --The Pennsylvania Senate recently passed the CPR Bill authored by Sen.Tom Killion.The senator said that if the bill becomes law, kids will learn CPR while still in high school and will have the opportunity to help save lives today and in generations to come.
Jul 31, 2018 --Angelita Diaz, 15 years old, will never be able to sing and go out with friends again. Lita was attending a party with the family when she drowned in the state park pool. His father thought he daughter was enjoying the party when he heard someone screaming for help. He saw a boy trying to pull Angelita out of the deeper end of the pool. Rob Peters performed CPR on her daughter until emergency responders arrived on the scene. But the girl later died in the hospital wher she was brought ealrlier. Her family in a later interview stated that the girl had a history of seizures and they are not discounting the possibillity that the girl would have experienced seizures while in the pool.
Apr 18, 2018 --A plane had a blown jet engine which led to a terrifying event where a businesswoman was found hanging half outside the shattered window which indicated metal fatigue. The passengers pulled her in to save her from being sucked out of the window. The flight attendant asked if anyone knew how to provide CPR. They provided her CPR until the plane landed.
Dec 21, 2016 --It was a happy day for a family at local restaurant Chick-fil-A. It all turned sour when the family's toddler stopped breathing for several minutes. They all called for help and Theresa'lyn Outten, a high school student, was there to answer. She ran to the boy and began doing CPR maneuvers on him while everyone called for 911. Paramedics arrived and noticed the toddler awake and breathing as normal. Theressa said it was all thanks to the training she received at her school that she was able to assist the kid.
Sep 05, 2016 --Sheila Unico a professional physical therapist was witnessing a ball game where his husband was a team manager when she noticed the pitcher going down motionless to the ground. That was the moment when she rushed to the field and after evaluating the man she started performing CPR while people called 911. The EMS arrived several minutes later and delivered a shock to the player, instantly bringing him back to life and transporting him to a medical center. Ken Unico, Sheila’s husband found himself in a similar situation when he witnessed one a truck driver fall to the ground “I told somebody to call 911 as he continued to turn purple, foam at the mouth and as his eyes began to bulge.” said Ken, he immediately began CPR while waiting for the police to come to the scene after some minutes passed. Both husband and wife managed to save 2 lives on different occasion thanks to their training and quick thinking.
Aug 30, 2016 --22-year-old Daniel Cordero, a certified EMT, caught the train on his way home and noticed something was wrong. A man had had a heart attack and two SEPTA officers were trying to help him. The officers had already started chest compressions and that is when Cordero took out his pocket CPR mask and put it to use. The CPR they were performing was working and the man was starting to regain a pulse when Fire and Rescue arrived on the scene to take him to the hospital.
Jun 14, 2016 --Nurse Julie Stroyne, a trauma nurse at UPMC-Presbyterian, was enjoying her wedding. She and her new husband had just stepped outside after their reception when they heard cries for help. Without a second thought, Stroyne slipped off her high heels and got to work to save the woman who had no pulse. Soon, paramedics arrived to take over. The status of the patient is unknown. Stroyne says that for a nurse, "there's no time off."
Apr 29, 2016 --Rookie police officers Chris Bleum and James Alderfer were on patrol with their supervisor Eugene Donahue when they were flagged down by a man who informed the officers of a man not breathing in his vehicle. The officers jumped into action, grabbing their CPR kit and got to work on the unconscious man. The man is expected to recover completely. Officers expressed that they were glad to help and that saving a life is one of the many jobs of police officers.
Jun 25, 2015 --Dave Clark, a news photographer, was preparing for his work for the 6pm local news when he suddenly saw a man unconscious in his car. He assessed the situation, and upon realizing the need for immediate help, immediately pulled the man out of the car and he performed CPR. The news reporter who was also on the scene was quick to dial 911. Dave applied chest compressions to the man when he noticed that his heart rate was getting slower. He was revived and was immediately brought to the nearest hospital for further evaluation and care. Dave became a bona fide lifesaver on a normal day at work.
Nov 25, 2014 --A Palmer resident suddenly collapsed inside the fitness center after going into cardiac arrest. Employees of the center, both women, were in another room when the incident happened and, along with another female companion, they immediately provided aid when they saw the victim on the floor. The victim was a shade of purple and had no pulse when they approached her. They immediately administered chest compressions and used an automated external defibrillator. The reviving took place in 15 minutes but it did sure feel longer for the women. The victim is now doing much better and now has a defibrillator in her heart.
Oct 27, 2014 --You hear a lot of negative things about high school students but one Claysville teen proved them to be wrong. A senior high school student was working in Minteer’s Market on main street when someone went inside and called for help after a man went into cardiac arrest outside the market. The student is a member of the Boy Scouts for 11 years where he learned how to do CPR. He knew what he needed to do and so he performed CPR on the victim until emergency responders arrived and took over. The victim was revived. As for the 18-year-old student, everything that he learned from his boy scouts training paid off during that day.
Sep 26, 2013 --During a frantic race to catch a flight, Sue Hostler was shocked to have a stranger’s life in her hands. Missing the elevator, she waited until the doors opened and a young man can be seen unconscious inside it. Suffering from cardiac arrest, the 25-year-old Bob Hallinan didn’t have a pulse. Adrenaline kicked Sue’s instincts and she quickly called 911. With the aid of a passerby, she was able to change Hallinan’s position before performing chest compressions that she learned a long time ago. It took 17 minutes until an EMS crew arrived. They use an AED to deliver to shocks to Hallinan while he is transported to a nearby hospital. For her bravery, Sue earned an award from the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation and Hallinan’s eternal gratitude.
Feb 21, 2014 --A local firefighter was doing his best in battling a house fire when he experienced a cardiac arrest. The 64-year-old was inside the burning house, extinguishing a chimney, when he fell on the floor and lost consciousness. His colleagues carried him to another room wherein there was no fire and smoke that could weaken the victim’s chance of surviving. A fellow firefighter got hold of a defibrillator and shocked the victim to trigger a pulse. The firefighter was sent to the hospital, but he regained full consciousness before getting medical assistance. He is expected to recover, thanks to the heroic deeds of his team of firefighters.