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  • May 8, 2017

    Hotel Staff’s Quick Actions Saves 5 Year Old Boy’s Life

    Chicago Fire Department officials praised the efforts of the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place hotel’s general manager after a 5-year-old boy nearly drowned in the hotel pool Saturday morning. Just before 9 a.m., fire officials were called to scene after staff at the hotel, 2233 S. King Drive, discovered the child at the bottom of the […]

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  • March 3, 2017

    Illinois Heart Rescue Announces Community Action Grant Request for Proposals

    Deadline Extended! The Illinois Heart Rescue Project is pleased to announce a request for proposals (RFP) for Community Action Grants (CAG) to organizations that recognize the need to improve sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) survival rates in their communities, faith-based organizations, schools or places of employment. The awardees of the community action grants will receive CPR […]

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  • February 21, 2017

    Team approach to CPR advocated

    New methods for the recognition and response to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is resulting in higher survival rates in Illinois. See the full article from the News-Gazette here

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  • November 4, 2016

    Increasing CPR Training to Save Lives

    The New York Times published this article in its October 24th Health Section. The article explains how survival rates can improve if everyone learns to recognize the signs and symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest and to take the three simple steps needed to save a life. The full article can be found by clicking on […]

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  • May 22, 2016

    Get Certified: Learn to save a life in 2 hours!

    This class is offered by Neighborhood Parents Network. Whether you learned CPR before your baby was born and you need a refresher, or you’ve never taken a CPR class, this CPR certification class is an essential skill for parents, grandparents, teachers and caregivers. More information here.

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  • March 10, 2016

    Carrington College’s Infographic “How to Perform CPR” makes it easy to learn!

    Carrington College has developed an Infographic to help get the word out how easy it is to do bystander CPR. Performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, commonly referred to as CPR, is a skill that everyone can and should learn. Yet many have only seen CPR performed during a television show or movie and don’t know how to […]

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  • March 8, 2016

    Cops save life of fellow officer at police headquarters

    A group of Chicago police officers saved the life of a fellow officer who collapsed at police headquarters late Saturday, March 5th. See more here

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  • February 24, 2016

    Benny the Bull Knows CPR: Do You?

    Benny the Bull receives CPR! Watch this video, as Teri Campbell of Illinois Heart Rescue revives Benny the Bull! Watch here

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  • December 18, 2015

    Hands-Only CPR From Trinity United Church of Christ

    Dr. Terry Mason explains how to recognize the signs of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and perform hands-only CPR.

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  • September 28, 2015

    Illinois Heart Rescue and WorldPoint team up to support CPR training in Illinois High Schools

    Illinois high school students will be able to learn CPR with new equipment thanks to Illinois Heart Rescue and WorldPoint. As part of their mission to train as many Illinois residents as possible, Illinois Heart Rescue (ILHR), a non-profit dedicated to increasing survival for cardiac arrest, has teamed up with WorldPoint, an American Heart Association […]

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  • September 28, 2015

    Learn Hands-Only CPR from Artie The Angry Heart

    Artie’s angry and he wants to teach you CPR!

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  • September 27, 2015

    State of Illinois announces matching funds to purchase an AED

    The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has announced a program that will provide matching funds for Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) to any School, Public Park District, Municipal Recreation Department, Conservation District, Forest Preserve District, College of University in the State of Illinois.  The grant provides 50% of the funds necessary to purchase this life-saving […]

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  • September 11, 2015

    Coach’s heroics shows importance of CPR training

    A Chicago high school swimmer who almost died from an undiagnosed heart condition wants more people to learn CPR after it saved her life. About two weeks ago, Claire Luning, who just started her junior year, passed out in the pool during swim team practice. Her coach, Mack Varilla, said he could tell something was […]

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  • September 3, 2015

    Illinois Heart Rescue provides training kits to all Illinois high schools

    High school teachers throughout Illinois will receive CPR training-toolkits from Illinois Heart Rescue – a nonprofit dedicated to increasing survival for cardiac arrest. The kits include DVDs in more than six languages that provide simple instruction in how to perform CPR and use automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to restart a stopped heart. Mannequins to practice chest compressions […]

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  • August 11, 2015

    St. Anthony College of Nursing in Rockford Hosts Heart Health Day

    ROCKFORD (WIFR) – OSF Healthcare and Illinois Heart Rescue are teaching people about heart resuscitation. The six-hour workshop is designed to teach dispatch-assisted CPR, high performance CPR, and pre-hospital hypothermia. The workshop session includes group discussions, lectures, and hands-on learning exercise. The workshop took place at the St. Anthony College of Nursing today.  http://www.wifr.com/home/headlines/Local-Hospital-Holds-Heart-Health-Workshop-321331651.html  

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  • August 6, 2015

    Chicago Cubs CPR Day Public Service Announcement

    Would you know what to do?  Learn the steps to recognize sudden cardiac arrest and administer CPR – taught by Chicago’s Bucket Boys.  Hop on The Chest!

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  • June 19, 2015

    Volunteers needed for Community Training Day at the Chicago Fire Game – July 15th.

    Illinois Heart Rescue would love for you to join us at an upcoming Community Training Day! Help train Chicago Fire Soccer Fans in Hands Only CPR on July 15th, 2015, 4:30pm – 7:30pm, with the Fire match to follow. When: July 15th, 2015 – 4:30pm – 7:30pm Where:  Toyota Park 7000 Harlem Avenue Bridgeview, IL 60455 Who: Volunteers to […]

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  • March 10, 2015

    Illinois Heart Rescue (ILHR) State-wide High School CPR Video Competition

    Help save a life Win up to $3500 for your school  The top video will be played at a Chicago Cubs game and other major sporting events in Illinois! It’s easy to enter: Create a fun and contemporary Hands Only 90 second CPR –AED Video. The 3 top videos will be placed on You Tube […]

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  • March 7, 2015

    Columbia College Chicago – new public service announcement

    Watch and learn how to do bystander CPR!

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  • March 6, 2015

    Teacher Dies after Collapsing at Austin Elementary School

    A Chicago Public Schools teacher has died after suffering a heart attack at an elementary school in the Austin neighborhood, authorities said. James Dasher, 58, collapsed Tuesday afternoon at Spencer Elementary Technology Academy, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He was pronounced dead at 3:50 p.m. at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak […]

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  • January 14, 2015

    Illinois Heart Rescue conducts Resuscitation Academy Workshop in Peoria

    Peoria area fire department staff, 911 dispatchers and other rescue squad personnel Monday participated in a Resuscitation Academy Workshop sponsored by the Illinois Heart Rescue Project.  Program Director Teri Campbell says health providers across the state will be invited to participate in these events.  See the full story here. Source: Peoria Public Radio

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  • January 1, 2015

    High Performance CPR

    Qual­ity CPR improves sur­vival from car­diac arrest. Sci­en­tific stud­ies demon­strate when CPR is per­formed accord­ing to guide­lines, the chances of suc­cess­ful resus­ci­ta­tion increase sub­stan­tially. Min­i­mal breaks in com­pres­sions, full chest recoil, ade­quate com­pres­sion depth, and ade­quate com­pres­sion rate are all com­po­nents of CPR that can increase sur­vival from car­diac arrest. Together, these com­po­nents com­bine to cre­ate high per­for­mance CPR (HP CPR). To check out […]

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  • December 30, 2014

    Ken Jeong AHA Hands-Only CPR Video

  • December 27, 2014

    Vinnie Jones British PSA

    British tough guy actor gives instruction on what to do when you see someone suffer sudden cardiac arrest

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  • December 24, 2014

    Teachers Save 7th Grader with AED and CPR