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March 4th, 2015

LAFD to Launch Pulsepoint Smartphone APP and Announce CPR Training Initiative with LA Unified School District

Thank you to Mayor Eric Garcetti for supporting the work of PulsePoint to ensure our future adult bystanders will take the necessary steps to provide early emergency care to Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims. Today, the Los Angeles Fire Department joined with the PulsePoint Foundation and The Wireless Foundation to bring life-saving technology to Angelenos via PulsePoint, a mobile app designed to increase citizen awareness of cardiac events beyond a traditional “witnessed” area and engage them in potentially life-saving CPR.

The partnership was formally launched Wednesday, March 4th at an event at Woodrow Wilson High School in El Sereno where 120 students became CPR trained. Fire Chief Ralph M. Terrazas was joined by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, LAUSD ESC-East Superintendent Roberto Martinez, PulsePoint Foundation President Richard Price and The Wireless Foundation Executive Director Athena Polydorou to discuss the LAFD’s rollout of the free PulsePoint app.

Research Shows More Americans Expect to Find AEDs in a Wide Range of Locations

Harris Interactive national survey documents significant increases in locations where the American public expects lifesaving equipment to be found when sudden cardiac arrest strikes

PHILADELPHIA, PA--CardioReady, a leader in helping organizations prevent fatalities from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), today announced the results of the second annual installment of a national survey, which it commissioned Harris Interactive to conduct. The February 2015 results confirm large increases in Americans' expectations regarding the presence of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in a broad array of locations.

March 3rd

Los Angeles Fire Department Partners with PulsePoint Foundation

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The Los Angeles Fire Department has joined with the PulsePoint Foundation and The Wireless Foundation to bring life-saving technology to Angelenos via PulsePoint, a mobile app designed to increase citizen awareness of cardiac events beyond a traditional “witnessed” area and engage them in potentially life-saving CPR. 

How a Smart Phone App Can Help You Save a Life

When someone suffers sudden cardiac arrest, they need immediate help. That’s because the chance of surviving a sudden cardiac arrest drops 10 percent for every minute that passes before they receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

A smartphone app called PulsePoint Respond aims to solve that problem by connecting people struck by sudden cardiac arrest with the people who can give them help during the time it takes for emergency medical service (EMS) workers to arrive.

Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when the heart’s electrical system malfunctions and becomes irregular. The heart beats dangerously fast and blood is not distributed to the body. In the first few minutes, blood flow to the brain may be reduced so drastically that a person loses consciousness. Death follows unless treatment is begun immediately.

February 24th

Brown’s Resolution Deeming ‘AED Awareness Week in Pennsylvania’ Approved by House

HARRISBURG – In an effort to raise awareness about the positive and life-saving benefits automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) can provide, Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) sponsored House Resolution 104, establishing Feb. 22-28, as “AED Awareness Week in Pennsylvania.” Brown organized an AED training seminar at the Capitol earlier today run by John and Rachel Moyer, before her resolution was unanimously passed by the House. 
 

February 23rd

Dr. Jonathan Drezner Leads Discussion on SCA at USA Football National Conference

INDIANAPOLIS, IN--Injury data and research for youth sports make national headlines on a regular basis, but certain injuries or causes are highlighted while others are not put in the limelight.

Recently, education about sudden cardiac arrest has been brought to the forefront of youth sports and for a simple reason – sudden cardiac arrest is the No. 1 cause of death in youth and teen athletes while participating in sports.

Dr. Jonathan Drezner, professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington, a team physician for the Seattle Seahawks and a member of the USA Football Medical Advisory Committee, led the discussion on this topic for the 600-plus youth and high school football leaders at the 2015 USA Football National Conference in Indianapolis this past weekend.

“Any child who collapses and is unresponsive on the playing field should be assumed to be in cardiac arrest until proven otherwise,” Drezner said.

February 19th

California Bill to Require Defibrillators in New Buildings

SACRAMENTO, CA--Most new buildings in California with an occupancy greater than 200 people would be required to stock electronic devices used to stop cardiac arrest under a new bill.

Sen. Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, planned to introduce the bill, SB 287, during a news conference today in San Diego. It would require automated external defibrillators (AEDs) be present in structures built after Jan. 1, 2016. Cities, including San Diego, have already passed similar laws for new buildings.

February 17th

Startup Chicago Incubator Will Help Researcher Predict In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in Advance

Dr. Dana Edelson's system alerts hospital staff hours to days before cardiac arrest is likely to occur

February 16th

Physio-Control Partners with USA Football

USA Football has announced a multi-year partnership with Redmond's Physio-Control as a supporting sponsor of USA Football, its Heads Up Football and U.S. National Team program. Physio-Control’s LIFEPAK CR Plus is the official automated external defibrillator (AED) for USA Football and Heads Up Football.

Physio-Control will provide grants making AEDs available to youth and high school football programs. The partnership will be launched during the USA Football National Conference on Feb. 20-22 in Indianapolis.

American Heart Association Teams with Assemblymember Rodriguez to Train a Generation of Lifesavers

New legislation would help keep communities safe by requiring lifesaving CPR training before graduation

SACRAMENTO, February 13, 2015 – A bill introduced to the state legislature holds the power to create a generation of lifesavers in California by requiring that schools teach students Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) before they graduate. Assembly Bill 319 would effectively prepare young people to respond to victims experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, many of which die before Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) arrive because CPR was not administered.

The bill was introduced by Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez, D-Pomona, and requires the governing board of a school district and charter school to provide instruction in performing CPR.

Mission & Vision

The mission of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Foundation is to prevent death and disability from sudden cardiac arrest. The vision of the SCA Foundation is to increase awareness about sudden cardiac arrest and influence attitudinal and behavioral changes that will reduce mortality and morbidity from SCA.

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