BigRed Mannequin with large bag with BigRed logo on outside

Three Cheers for “BigRed”

By Nihit Pokhrel The American Red Cross is revolutionizing adult CPR training with the new BigRed mannequin. BigRed provides instant feedback for learners and increases both the confidence and willingness of a responder to provide care in an emergency situation. The decision to swap out old mannequins for BigRed comes from scientific evidence including the 2015 International … Continue reading Three Cheers for “BigRed”

Hero and a Scholar: CPR Skills Used to Save Life at College

On a breezy Tuesday morning in October, a hero walked through the door of the Red Cross office in Seattle. Rameen Sahoo, from Bellevue, was onsite to accept the Certificate of Merit. Trained in American Red Cross Lifeguarding and First Aid/CPR/AED, Rameen helped save the life of a gentleman who lost consciousness on the University … Continue reading Hero and a Scholar: CPR Skills Used to Save Life at College

Red Cross, Premera & Edmonds C.C. team up to train hundreds in Hands-Only CPR

By Nihit Pokhrel Edited by Nancy Waddell Hands-only cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a technique to provide lifesaving assistance in a cardiac emergency — using nothing but a bystander's own two hands. It is a valuable skill and the inspiration for a recent hands-only CPR training offered free by the American Red Cross and Premera Blue … Continue reading Red Cross, Premera & Edmonds C.C. team up to train hundreds in Hands-Only CPR

Red Cross Training Helps Lifeguards Save Lives

By: Dale Steinke As lifeguards scanned the Don Nakata Memorial Pool at the Bainbridge Island Aquatic Center, swimmers completed laps, just as they normally do. But in moments that routine changed for pool staff, when a man feeling chest pains pulled himself out of the water. Almost immediately, lifeguard Taylor Walker spotted the man and alerted … Continue reading Red Cross Training Helps Lifeguards Save Lives