Archive - May 2017

Archive - May 2017

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New York-Presbyterian and Perelman Heart Institute Launch Hands Only CPR Campaign

It takes less than a minute to learn the three-step hands only CPR technique: check, call, compress

NEW YORK, NY-- In an effort to reduce the number of people who die needlessly from sudden cardiac arrest each year, NewYork-Presbyterian and the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute have launched the #HandsOnlyCPR campaign, an ambitious community awareness, education and activation effort with a simple, but powerful message: Everyone Can Save a Life.

May 25th

Patient Care, Advocacy Are Powerful Bedfellows

Published first on EMS1

Jimmy Kimmel's story reminds us of the breadth of EMS' commitment to our patients

As a mom and an EMT with a similar story, I was touched by Jimmy Kimmel's emotional monologue about his newborn son Billy. With more than 10 million YouTube views, it’s a critical reminder of two underlying messages.

Monophasic vs. Biphasic Defibrillators

I was recently studying this article covering monophasic vs. biphasic technology in AED units and was struck by a few interesting points:

1) First defib type shock that saved a life took place all the way back in the 1940's and used metal spoons!
2) The biphasic tech allows for significantly less shock (joules) to be used in treatment do to the waveform.
3) The lower-level of required shock is what has allowed for the size of AEDs to shrink.
4) Multiple biphasic waveforms exist and are used by different manufacturers (per this article),

May 23rd

Group Takes First Steps Toward Creation of a National Collaborative on Cardiac Arrest

BETHESDA, MD -- The first meeting of a ‘National Cardia

May 21st

Pennsylvania Survivor Luncheon Celebrates New Beginnings

LANCASTER, PA -- Pennsylvania sudden cardiac arrest survivors, family members, EMS leaders and other emergency care providers gathered in Lancaster, PA, on Saturday to celebrate new beginnings. The luncheon was sponsored by Penn Medicine, the PA Heart Rescue Project, and the PA Department of Health, in partnership with the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation. It was spearheaded by Ben Abella, MD, and David Buckler, NRP.

Father of the Bride Collapses at Wedding – Dramatically Showing Need for Public Access to AEDs

The best day of Ralla Shrit’s life turned into her worst nightmare in a matter of seconds. As she was cutting the cake at her wedding reception, her 60-year-old father collapsed and went into cardiac arrest in a Cincinnati hotel ballroom. For 10 excruciating minutes, nobody could find the hotel’s automated external defibrillator, or AED.

Thanks to physicians at the wedding who performed CPR until an AED was located and used, Shrit’s father survived and is expected to make a full recovery. But she’s upset that hotel staff couldn’t immediately find the lifesaving device – and she wants to make sure others don’t die because of similar delays during cardiac emergencies in public places.

May 19th

Pennsylvania Firefighters to Face Off Against Sudden Cardiac Arrest

PITTSBURGH, PA--For the second year in a row, Greater Pittsburgh firefighters and Johnstown, PA firefighters will be "facing off" against sudden cardiac arrest with one goal in mind—to save lives by raising awareness and educating through the work of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation. The second annual Steel City Fire on Ice Charity Classic will take place during National CPR-AED Awareness Week on Saturday, June 3rd, at the Robert Morris University Island Sports Center in Pittsburgh, PA. The faceoff will take place at 7:00 pm.

May 17th

Three Little Letters That Could Make You A Big Hero At The Beach This Summer: CPR

New study shows that bystander CPR is associated with favorable neurological survival for drowning victims in cardiac arrest

LOS ANGELES, CA -- Imagine yourself relaxing at the beach when the worst happens -- someone notices a boy in trouble in the water. In the mad rush to get him to shore, you have two choices: wait for emergency responders to arrive or start administering CPR yourself.

May 16th

Chances of Receiving CPR At Home Decreases With Age

Updated data from Penn Medicine CPR survey underscores training disparities among older adults

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- The likelihood of a family member or friend stepping in to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on a person suffering from a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) at home decreases with the victim's age, suggests a new study from Penn Medicine that also found low CPR training rates among older Americans.

The results were published this week in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

May 15th

17 Years and Thriving

This week, Henry Jampel, MD, celebrated the 17th anniversary of his resuscitation at breakfast in Baltimore with two of his rescuers, David Brown, MD and Allan Krumholtz, MD, and other friends. On May 16th, 2000, at the age of 44, and seven months after completion of the Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Hawaii, Henry had a cardiac arrest in the shower after a swim workout. After 27 minutes of CPR by four fellow swimmers, who all happened to be physicians, he was successfully defibrillated, a striking example of the exception that disproves the rule.

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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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