Life-saving Cpr Wins Trio An Award

Health notes

January 04, 1991

Three North Arundel Hospital employees recently performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a heart attack victim on Crain Highway in Glen Burnie. The victim, George Vasey III of Glen Burnie, had a heart attack in front of the hospital's Heart Center as he was driving his car.

His wife, who was with him, went to get help. Dr. Dan Schreibfeld of Ellicott City, Heart Center Director Debbie Lund of Severna Park and Cardiac Therapist Michelle Hesen of Annapolis received certificates of appreciation for saving Vasey's life.

In other hospital activities:

* Free blood pressure screenings are offered each week throughout the county. Screenings are available 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and noon to 2 p.m. Thursdays at the hospital's Heart Center.

The newest location is 1406 Aquahart Road in the North Arundel Hospital Professional Center.

From 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays screenings are offered in Harundale's Mall main hallway between Value City and American National Bank.

At 7:30 a.m. every third Thursday of the month, the Heart Center's therapists provide a screening in front of Marley Station's Vie de France.

* The Better Breathing Club, co-sponsored by the hospital and the American Lung Association, schedules meetings for 1 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month in the hospital's third-floor conference center. The next meetingis Feb. 19.

In past meetings, ways to recognize stress and practice techniques for avoiding stressful situations were discussed.

Information: American Lung Association, 1-800-638-5574.


Harbor Hospital Center recently installed a new computerized axial tomography scanner. This top-of-the-line scanner offers several new features, including bone mineral density analysis for osteoporosis and increased patient comfort due to a larger opening.

Also, the hospital recently opened a new Surgical Intensive Care Unit as a three-bed area located in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit.

The new unit will provide intensive care from a staff whose primary concentration is caring for and monitoring surgical patients.


"Talking Health," the half-hour weekly talk show produced by WNAV Radio 1430 AM, can be heard at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Hostess Marlene Prendergast interviews differentmedical experts each week. Listeners are invited to call in.

The topic for Jan. 9, featuring Robert Peterson, will be sleep disorders.On Jan. 16, Julie Stellfox will discuss epilepsy, and on Jan. 23 Carol Baker will discuss seniors in community activities.

Information: Marlene Prendergast, 269-5981.


Anne Arundel Medical Center is offering "Pediatric Basic Life Support" 6 to 10 p.m. on Jan. 22 and 24 at the Anne Arundel County HealthEducation Center, located at Jennifer Road and Medical Parkway, Annapolis.

Instruction on CPR for infants and children, recognizing aninfant in distress, how to use child seats properly, outlet and electrical safety and poisonous plants will be featured in the two-session course.

All participants will receive American Heart Association CPR certification.

Class fee is $25 and registration is required.Information: 224-5777.

The center is also offering the weight-loss program, "Managing Your Weight with Lifesteps," 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 17, through April 4. Cost is $150.

Diet instruction and behavior modification is combined to help participants take off weight. The program also includes 45 minutes of exercise each week.

Information and registration for the course and program: 224-5777.

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