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“During CPR, Locking Lips May Not Be Necessary” – Less To Know, Easier To Learn Is Good News

July 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Two new studies released yesterday indicate that doing “hands-only” CPR without mouth-to-mouth resuscitation is just as effective. That’s good news as it is widely believed that a hesitancy to do rescue breaths keeps people from attempting the procedure.
A NPR story, “During CPR, Locking Lips May Not Be Necessary,” explains:
Many people are uncomfortable with mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, [...]

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A Literal & Figurative Video Shout Out To Their Volunteers From Red Cross Employees

June 20th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Giving recognition to volunteers in a disaster relief or any type of non-profit group. I liked this thank you video done by the Red Cross in Greater New York for several reasons: it shows the variety of tasks and backgrounds of Red Cross volunteers, it features a terrific song, “Simply The Best” by Tina Turner; [...]

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Tags: Red Cross · Volunteering

Red Cross President McGovern Pitches Baseball, Text Donations & Preparedness At Yankee Stadium

June 15th, 2010 · No Comments

On Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium, American Red Cross President Gail McGovern was ‘pitching’ in more ways than one.
She threw out the ceremonial first pitch (video below), while the Stadium scoreboard asked the crowd to make a text donation to the Red Cross (photo below). And, the public address announcer urged fans to take steps [...]

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“Gourmet CPR” — NYC Red Cross & Noted Chef David Bouley Cook Up Heart Healthy Meal/Training

June 11th, 2010 · No Comments

The Menu: Alaskan Dungeness crab flan with fresh ginger-yuzu broth; organic Long Island duckling in almond and spring garlic broth, parsley root puree, white truffle honey glaze and fresh chamomile; and Colorado cherries roasted with fresh verbena and lavender, strawberry sorbet, rhubarb granité, and pomegranate…and CPR?
This blog’s ongoing effort to find creative ideas for engaging [...]

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Tags: Preparedness Ideas · Red Cross

“Late Show With David Letterman” Neighbor, Greater New York Red Cross, Presents Their Own List Of ‘The Top 10 Tips For Preparedness Month’

September 18th, 2009 · No Comments

The headquarters of the American Red Cross of Greater New York is just a few blocks away from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Manhattan’s West Side where the “Late Show With David Letterman” is taped. So, it’s only appropriate that the chapter’s employees just put together a ‘Top 10 Tips For Preparedness Month’ video (below) [...]

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Tags: Preparedness Tips · Red Cross

“I ♥ NY” Becomes “I + NY” In New Red Cross Appeal For Disaster Volunteers

March 12th, 2009 · No Comments

In an article, “‘Cross’ My Heart And Hope To Volunteer,” the New York Times describes the clever new advertising campaign of Red Cross of Greater New York to recruit new disaster volunteers.

The Red Cross received special permission from New York Governor David Paterson to use their twist on the 32-year-old ”I ♥ NY” logo used in the campaign [...]

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Tags: Preparedness Advertising · Red Cross

“The Office” Shows Good Intentions, Not So Good Implementation In Workplace Emergency Drill

March 2nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

In a recent episode of the NBC comedy “The Office”, the crew from Dunder Mifflin Paper Company displays how not to do an emergency drill. When Dunder Mifflin’s Dwight Schrute feels his PowerPoint presentation on fire safety doesn’t get through to his colleagues, he tries another method. ”Experience is the best teacher,” says Dwight. He’s not wrong, [...]

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NY Red Cross Chapter Starts New Blog — Initial Posts Describe Gulf Relief Work During Gustav

September 4th, 2008 · No Comments


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As National CPR/AED Week Ends, I Am Still Operating With An Expired Certification

June 7th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Thanks to Security Debrief’s helpful Homeland Blog Watch ticker I learned that today is – in addition to this blogger’s birthday – the last day of the First National CPR-AED Awareness Week. According to
Congress designated the first week of June each year for this event, with the goal of encouraging states, cities and towns to establish organized programs to provide CPR and AED [...]

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