CPR Success Story at Bucks Physical Therapy

Jim Spaulding shakes hands with hero and Bucks Physical Therapist.

Did you know that sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) claims the lives of about 450,000 Americans annually? Often, an arrhythmia, or erratic heart rhythm, can cause SCA. Even individuals who are cleared with a clean bill of health can typically see heart irregularities without warning! If you find yourself in a situation where someone around you goes into cardiac arrest, it is important to know how to handle the situation.

Recently, we popped in to visit a long-time customer, Bucks Physical Therapy, and had the opportunity to reminisce about a successful emergency preparedness story that took place during a patient’s treatment.

CPR Training Saves a Life

In 2015, days after we had completed a CPR-recertification course with the Bucks physical therapists, a patient went into SCA while jogging on the treadmill. Fortunately, the therapist (pictured with Jim Spaulding) had just attended our course and sprang into action. He began preforming immediate CPR while another bystander called 911 and grabbed their on-site AED.

Our CPR trainers always encourage 911 dialers to stand on the street level of their building to flag down the ambulance. This can save precious time when emergency medical assistance is required fast. The Bucks PT bunch followed those instructions, which made all of the difference!

It was later reported that the patient had suffered an aortic dissection, also known as a widow maker. (The name is as scary as it sounds and usually deadly.) In these cases, we aren’t always lucky to hear such a favorable outcome; however, due to an on-site AED and the fast-acting crew at the Bucks Physical Therapy facility, the patient made a full recovery!

CPR Training with Cardiac Care & Safety

For decades, we have trained thousands of businesses around the tri-state area for situations just like this. Our training programs are engaging and informative and our trainers make scheduling convenient by traveling to you!

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Cardiac Care & Safety, Inc. Visits The Dentists of Newtown

Dental CPR Training in Newtown, PANormally, we don’t consider how important emergency preparedness is until we are in a scary situation. Emergencies happen fast and can impact your establishment negatively if not handled appropriately!

If you work in the healthcare industry, you are expected to maintain up-to-date CPR and Basic Life Support (BLS) certifications. In Pennsylvania, continued safety education for dental professionals is required by law every 2 years.

Recently, we were called upon to provide our safety services to The Dentists of Newtown. President of Cardiac Care & Safety, Inc., Jim Spaulding, stopped by to provide CPR training to their team of dentists.

CPR Dental Training in Newtown, PA

Dental Training in Newtown, PALooking for a highly qualified safety training company in Newtown, PA? We have our training program down to a science! If your team requires safety training, one of our instructors will come to your location with all the necessary tools to make the process informative and engaging.

Our programs and products specific to the dental industry include:
  • In-office CPR training for the whole staff
  • Medical Emergency Preparedness Training for continued education (CE) credits
  • OSHA BBP Training for CE credits
  • Emergency Drug Kit w/ training
  • Emergency O2 w/ training

Get a quote for our dental CPR training or contact us for more information about our emergency training for your group of healthcare professionals. 

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Jim Visits the Tim DeMoss Show

In honor of National Heart Awareness Month, Jim Spaulding, of Cardiac Care & Safety, Inc., sits down with Tim DeMoss, of WFIL AM560, to share information regarding CPR training and stories that reaffirm why CPR training and an on-site Automated External Defibrillator (AED) can make a huge difference during an emergency.

Let’s overview some safety successes that the two discuss during this segment.

The First Louis T. Savino, III Foundation AED


During the interview Jim’s neighbor came on the show to tell his amazing story of surviving a Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

At 48 years old, Steve went into sudden cardiac death on a high school basketball court. Luckily, there was an AED within feet, the batteries had just been changed and two teammates were trained to use the device.

Jim remarks, “There are several parts of this story that make it amazing. My brother, Kyle, and a boy named Louis, were two of three young boys who passed away from cardiac arrest in Pennsylvania within a 6-month period.”

In February 2001, Louis and Kyle’s stories were published in the Philadelphia Inquirer. The news of these tragedies inspired the creation of the Louis T. Savino, III Foundation, an organization committed to AED awareness and heart-safe schools.

The AED that shocked Steve’s heart back to a normal rhythm was the first AED ever donated by the Louis T. Savino, III Foundation. Tim adds, “There are several steps here” that made this outcome a positive one — an on-site AED and a group of fast acting individuals that had training.

Chubby Bunny


At Cardiac Care & Safety, Inc. Jim works with a variety of health care industries that require training in Pennsylvania every two years; however, he also offers training to groups who want to be prepared in emergency situations.

Jim recollects a story involving his wife’s cousin, Emily, a young boy, and a game called, “chubby bunny.”

“Emily was at church and a boy was playing this game where you stuff marshmallows in your mouth and say, ‘I’m a chubby bunny.’ The kid inhales a marshmallow and begins choking. The father has no idea what to do and sticks his fingers down the child’s throat.”

Instead of pulling out the sticky marshmallow, he pulls out his child’s two front teeth! Luckily, Emily had been trained and was able to perform abdominal thrusts, also known as the Heimlich maneuver, to dislodge the marshmallow.

Jim remembers his visit to the church a month later, “I went to do a CPR class there after, 80 people showed up.” In fact, that seems to be a common trend; “more likely than we’d like to admit, we get calls from organizations looking for training after an emergency has taken place where no one was trained.”

Training for Boy Scouts & Medical Professionals

AED box or Automated External Defibrillator medical first aid device isolated on white background


Basic training does pay off! Tim remembers when his 10-year-old son, Toby, saved his choking daughter after attending a Cardiac Care & Safety, Inc. basic first aid training course with his Boy Scout troop.

Tim comments, “Why not learn while you are young? You can be an ambassador for others to learn early on how to be prepared.” Jim agrees, “Without training or an on-site AED your chances are not great.”

Jim and Tim wrap up this segment with a final story that lead to a man’s full recovery.

Like Steve’s courtside experience, an over-exerted man went into cardiac arrest while playing hockey. Luckily, there was an on-site AED and a teammate who was medically trained to provide CPR for several minutes until emergency responders arrived. Read the full story here.

Training and the on-site AED make a huge impact during these kinds of situations. Jim adds, “Every minute a defibrillator is not on the scene during cardiac arrest, the chance of life decreases by 10%. The national average response time for an ambulance is 10 minutes; you do the math.”

Contact Cardiac Care & Safety, Inc. Today

Since 1998, Jim has helped thousands of businesses, organizations and individuals in the Tri-State area complete safety training. Whether you are Boy Scout, nervous mom, or an individual that requires mandated training, Cardiac Care & Safety can help you remain prepared.

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