Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

A Life Skill a Case Study in Value of Learning Cpr Basics

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

A Life Skill a Case Study in Value of Learning Cpr Basics

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Even people who are "over the hill" should learn CPR - as a story from the Washington state town of Battle Ground attests.

"Over the Hill" happens to be the name of a basketball league that plays there; members have to be at least 35. George Tierney is 69. And he is, not was, in part because when his heart stopped and he collapsed, other members of the league were prepared to act.

As reported by The Columbian, they did CPR. Someone activated an automated external defibrillator. Someone called 911. A group went to the building door to flag down responders and let them in, saving time.

"We're thinking, there's a lot of good things happening here," said one of the paramedics.

Those good things happened because people knew CPR - and because when the time came for action, they acted. …

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