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NIHE Talks Health November 2016

Nov 28, 2016


November 2016

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In this Issue:
CPR Saves a Life—This Stuff Really Works!
This month’s Heart Healthy Recipe—Curried Rice Pilaf
This month’s coupon--$30 off all PALS courses at any of our public locations, even 2017 classes! Register today as classes are filling fast!
December Class Schedule

Check out our new inspirations blog “Hope for the Journey”

CPR Saves a Life—This Stuff Really Works!

If you think that CPR is a waste of time and energy please read the article from ABC news below.

A police officer in Granbury, Texas, was recently recognized by city officials for using CPR to save a 3-year-old boy in a dramatic moment caught on dash-cam video.

On Oct. 12, Officer Chase Miller responded to a 911 call requesting help at a Kentucky Fried Chicken for a little boy who was not breathing and unresponsive. Dash-cam footage from Miller's vehicle showed him pulling into the restaurant's parking lot minutes later.

The department said that after Miller got out of his vehicle, he encountered a group of people, including a crying woman carrying an unresponsive little boy in her arms.

Deputy Chief Jim Marshall identified the woman as Bethany Hoover, 21, of Granbury, and the little boy as Hoover's 3-year-old son, Brayden Geis. Brayden's father, John Geis, 21, of Granbury, could also be seen in the video.

Hoover told ABC News today that Brayden had suffered a febrile seizure due to a cold he'd come down with.

"His fever spiked too quickly," she said.

A general manager at the Kentucky Fried Chicken, Hoover said she'd called her husband in to work as a cook that evening. She told him to bring along Brayden until her mother could come pick him up.

Hoover said at first, Brayden was playing but then started crying. She said she give him ibuprofen, but when she noticed how hot he was, she took him outside. The boy's head was resting on his shoulder, Hoover said, and then she felt his arm go limp.

"[I] leaned him forward and he was having a seizure," she said. "John called 911."

Police said Miller began CPR and then had the boy's dad continue chest compressions as he got a breathing mask. Police said that after two minutes, Miller had revived the child. Brayden was later treated by the Granbury Volunteer Fire Department and then taken to Lake Granbury Medical Center.

"The child is now doing fine and is recovering with his family," police said in a news release.

Hoover told ABC News that by the next day, Brayden was acting like nothing had happened though the fever still lingered.

At a City Council meeting Tuesday night, Miller was awarded the Life Saving Award for saving Brayden's life. Miller also got to meet Brayden and his parents. The officer gave Brayden several gifts, including a toy police dog named Chase from the children's show "Paw Patrol."

"Officer Miller's exceptional performance reflect great credit upon himself, the Granbury Police Department and the city of Granbury," police said.

Hoover said that the three had visited Miller again at the police department today. She said that she and her husband had told Miller that they'd give him their world for saving Brayden.

"Our son is the world to us," she said today. "That's our world. That's our life."

Curried Rice Pilaf

1 cup diced onion
½ teaspoon salt
4 cups cooked Fluffy Brown Rice
1 diced red pepper
1 carrot, shredded
1 cup frozen peas
½ cup chopped red bell pepper
½ tablespoon curry powder

1.    Placed diced onion in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add ¼ cup water and salt. Simmer five minutes.
2.   Add the remaining ingredients. Toss together and heat to serving temperature.
3.   Variation: Mexican Rice. Replace peas with black beans and corn and curry powder with Homemade Taco Seasoning.

Fluffy Brown Rice

2 cups water
1 cup rice
1 teaspoon salt

1.    Bring water to a boil. , then add salt and rice. Cover and cook on low heat for approximately 40 minutes. (If you life at an elevation of 4,000 feet or more add ¼ cup more water and cook 10 minutes longer.)
2.   When finished cooking, remove lid and fluff rice with a fork, or place in a shallow dish to let the steam escape so the rice doesn’t get gummy on the bottom.
3.   White rice is what most people are used to eating, however, it is a simple carbohydrate with almost no vitamins, minerals, or fiber. During digestion it is quickly broken down in the body into glucose and thus spikes the blood sugar in diabetics. Replacing brown rice with all of its fiber and nutrients is easy but for some people the transition can be difficult. Here are some ideas that may help:
a.    Make the changes gradually if you have family members that need convincing.
b.   Start by serving rice that is half white mixed with half brown.
c.   Use long grain brown rice instead of short for a nicer appearance.
d.   Cook no more than three cups of rice in a kettle. Larger amounts of rice (2-3 cups dry) do better in a wide kettle. Cooked rice at the bottom of a deep, narrow kettle will be gummy.

Homemade Taco Seasoning

2 Tablespoons onion powder
3 Tablespoons paprika
2 Tablespoons salt
1 Tablespoon garlic powder
¼ cumin
¼ cup California Chili

Mix together and store in a tight container.

Coupon Code: Enter this code at checkout to get $30 off any PALS course at any of our public locations. (This is not good on private classes). You must register online before midnight December 1, 2016 to get this discount. Coupon code: pilgrim

Check out our website for 2017 classes. You can use the discount code above not only for 2016 but also, for 2017 PALS classes. Our classes fill fast so register today at www.nationalhearted.com or call us direct at 800-773-8895.

NIHE December Class Schedule: (Go to www.nationalhearted.com or call us at 800-773-8895 to register)

December 6—BLS Instructor Vacaville, CA
December 7—BLS Colton, CA
December 7-- ACLS, PALS, NRP, & BLS San Francisco, CA
December 13 & 14—ACLS, PALS, NRP, & BLS Sacramento, CA
December 14—ACLS Renewal, BLS Colton, CA
December 14—BLS Colton, CA
December 14—BLS Instructor Colton, CA
December 15 & 16—ACLS, PALS, NRP, & BLS Vacaville, CA
December 21 BLS Colton, CA
December 19 & 20 ACLS, PALS, NRP, & BLS Colton, CA

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*The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge & proficiency in BLS, ACLS, & PALS & has developed instructional materials for this purpose.  Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association.  Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to the Association.