The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, in cooperation with the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center and the Arizona Department of Health Services SHARE (Save Hearts in Arizona Registry and Education) Program, launched the Arizona Affiliate of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Network in June 2010. The Network gives survivors and their families an opportunity to find others who have experienced this life‐changing event, share experiences, and help one another in the healing process, and participate in research and awareness initiatives designed to help save more lives.
“Through the Network, we aim to create a nucleus of survivors who will not only receive the support they need, but also find ways to channel efforts to raise awareness and save other lives,” said Bentley J. Bobrow, MD, Medical Director, Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of EMS and Trauma System, SHARE Program, and HeartRescue Project Partner. More...
The program was originally announced in January 2010. More...
MISSION: Our vision is for Arizona to have the best survival rate in the world for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA).
The SHARE program, created by the Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, promotes public awareness and conducts education and research. SHARE is designed to advance OHCA research and identify new strategies to save lives.
SHARE maintains statewide registries for automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and cardiac arrest victims (CA). The registries are designed for quality improvement. The goal is to improve cardiac arrest survival through implementing scientifically proven strategies for EMS and non-EMS personnel.
LEARN CPR: Watch this video: http://medicine.arizona.edu/spotlight/learn-sarver-heart-centers-continuous-chest-compression-cpr
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See more survivor stories from the AZ Affiliate here.