Archive - Sep 2018

Archive - Sep 2018

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September 30th

Squad Goals: Moving the Needle on Sudden Cardiac Arrest Requires a New Model

A volunteer "SCA responder squad" is needed to ensure someone is almost always nearby who feels ready and willing to help.

September 27th

Clever Cat Helps Save Man’s Life from Sudden Cardiac Arrest

The family feline alerted a woman who found her husband in sudden cardiac arrest. Her immediate CPR tripled his chance of survival in the race for life.

For Jennifer Chap and her cat, Buddy, it was a typical morning in the home office on a marathon conference call. Suddenly, Buddy started meowing, jumping and scratching frantically. Something was wrong. Together they headed to the kitchen, where she discovered husband Rick Chap on the floor — unresponsive, gasping for air and appearing to have a seizure.

September 25th

Killion CPR Bill Passes Senate

The Pennsylvania Senate today unanimously passed a life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation bill authored by Senator Tom Killion (R-9).

Killion’s Senate Bill 521 will strengthen academic standards in schools for CPR training in grades nine through twelve while adding hands-only CPR instruction to Pennsylvania’s education curriculum. If enacted, this instructional enhancement in high schools will substantially expand CPR training in the state.

The goal of Killion’s legislation is to prepare students with fundamental life skills.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Urges PA Senators to Support CPR Training in Pennsylvania Schools

SB 521 (Killion) CPR training in high schools, will likely “run” today on final consideration in the Senate.

The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation is once again urging the Pennsylvania Senate to vote in favor of SB 521, sponsored by PA Senator Tom Killion (R-9th). The legislation will ensure that high school students receive CPR training and learn about automated external defibrillators at least once before graduation, without placing any financial burden on schools or the Commonwealth.

September 20th

Organizations Invited to Join Call.Push.Shock Campaign to Raise Awareness During National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month in October

Today only one in 10 victims survives Sudden Cardiac Arrest. But with immediate CPR and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), five in 10 could survive. There is a critical need to raise awareness about SCA, educate people about the importance of taking immediate action, and empower communities to provide CPR training and widespread access to AEDs.

Earlier this year, Parent Heart Watch and the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation collaborated on the Call.Push.Shock campaign. They now plan to relaunch the campaign during October, National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month.

Other organizations are invited to join the movement. Campaign participants will receive the following:

September 19th

NHTSA Seeks Input on CPR LifeLinks

WASHINGTON, DC--CPR LifeLinks is a national initiative to help communities save more lives through the implementation of telecommunicator and high-performance CPR programs. With help from the community, a how-to guide will be developed for EMS and 911 agencies to implement programs to improve cardiac arrest survival rates.

September 18th

AED Benefit Is Clear in Athletes with Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Survival likelihood almost doubledd when first-responders use portable defibrillator, UW Medicine-led study shows.

A prompt, appropriate medical response nearly doubles the likelihood of survival among competitive young athletes who suffer a sudden cardiac arrest during exercise, a new study shows.

The research, published in Sports Health, was led by Jonathan Drezner, a professor of family medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He directs UW Medicine’s Center for Sports Cardiology.

September 17th

Readiness Systems Launches AED Sentinel®, The First Remote AED Monitoring System Built for Every AED Program

AED Program Managers Now Have Access to the Ultimate in Ease of AED Ownership and Risk Management

PORTLAND, OR--Readiness Systems, your AED program expert, today introduced AED Sentinel®, the industry’s first remote AED monitoring system for every AED program. Designed and built by the leading authority in AED program compliance, AED Sentinel solves one of the most pressing challenges in AED program management, eliminating the need for human inspections, and finally providing AED program managers with the ultimate in ease of AED ownership.

September 11th

City of Reno and Flirtey Complete First Flights Under FAA Pilot Program for Drone Delivery of AEDs

RENO, NV--The City of Reno and Flirtey today announce that they have successfully completed their first flights in the FAA’s Drone Integration Pilot Program (IPP), which is fast-tracking regulatory approvals for drone delivery.

Conducting the first multi-drone delivery demonstration under the FAA’s IPP, a single Flirtey pilot simultaneously operated multiple Flirtey drones and simulated the delivery of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in the presence of the FAA. They were conducted under a regulatory waiver allowing the operation of multiple small unmanned aircraft systems by one pilot, granted to Flirtey based on its leading safety systems and advanced technology.

New Watch Can Help Doctors Monitor Your Heart in Real Time

There will soon be another way to monitor your heart from your wrist.

The Apple Watch 4 that was unveiled Wednesday will include electrocardiogram testing. Often referred to as an EKG or ECG, this is how health care providers check the electricity in a patient’s heart. To a layman, these are the squiggly lines across a monitor.

Usually, it takes several electrodes patches stuck to a person’s chest to get this information. Having it accessible through the watch could lead to quicker diagnosis of atrial fibrillation, an irregular and often rapid heart rate that can increase a person’s risk of stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications.

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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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