• VA nurse saves life using CPR

    A VA nurse used his CPR skills help save the life of a fellow athlete. “My adrenaline kicked in. My main thought was please don’t die on me.”

  • Natchez National Cemetery employee’s military training saves stranger’s life

    When he saw a man laying unconscious, Natchez National Cemetery maintenance worker Rickey Allen took action.

  • Birmingham VA patient escort saves life, attributes his training and resilience

    VA patient escort Ryan Davis performed emergency CPR on an unresponsive resident. Davis lost his wife earlier to COVID and felt her looking down.

  • Local students spend summer learning about Veterans and health care

    For a few teenagers across South Carolina, the summer of 2021 provided an opportunity to learn more about Veterans and health care.

  • VA provides student volunteers classes in life-saving skills

    Knowing life-saving techniques is an important skill. VA provides South Carolina teenagers hands-on CPR and AED training.

  • Videos: How patient education promotes VA’s life-sustaining treatment decisions

    Veterans have the right to plan for their VA health care. Having discussions with your care team about your care preferences is important in case you lose the ability to communicate your preferences during a future care event.

  • VA nurse CPR training pays off

    VA nurse Elizabeth Priestley, Tennessee Valley VA, often wondered if all those hours of CPR training was worth her time. Today, she will tell you yes! It helped her save a neighbor’s life.

  • Virginia VA staff reach 100% implementation of CPR training

    Central Virginia Health Care System has implemented the Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI) Program training with stations where clinicians can train without having to leave their clinical areas.

  • VA nurse gives a family the chance to say goodbye

    VA Nurse Karen Brodlo was dining in a favorite restaurant when an elderly woman stopped breathing. She performed CPR until the rescue team arrived. “I just did what was right. No accolades, please.”

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