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.
Hi everyone, just wanted to spread the word, on June 6th , 2015 we are having the first annual Nebraska Ride To Revive. It will be a poker run to raise money to raise awareness, teach CPR, hopefully purchase AED's and possibly purchase pulsepoint into our 911 system. Check us out on Facebook!!!
In November I made a presentation at the AHA about the incidence and magnitude of leaning. ("leaning" is what some people call "not getting to full recoil")
The short form is that in a study where the cohort's age distribution approximated that of cardiac arrest victims, sixty percent of those tested exhibited enough residual force at the top of the recoil stroke to negatively impact a victim's probability of survival.
The reason for using a cohort with the same age distribution as the victims is that more than two-thirds of all SCAs occur at home, and if there is another person present who is capable of performing CPR, that person is usually about the same age as the victim.
Hey everyone, I was sitting here wondering what kind of fund raising is done for the SCAF? I have been riding motorcycles for roughly 35 years, and have been on many fund raising rides for many different causes, but don't ever recall a SCAF ride. I would be interested in putting one together here in the Midwest. Is this a plausible idea?
I never thought this would happen to our family. My dad had a heart attack in his 50's, had a stent placed, continued with life as normal, always healthy and active, worked his entire life. My dad, Michael Atkins, 76 years young, died suddenly on November 2, 2014 from sudden cardiac death. He showed no prior symptoms (and always went for his checkups, stress tests, etc) and had just began to lay carpet with my son and there was another man present also. He was laughing and joking and suddenly collapsed on the floor. My son had no training in CPR but was guided over the phone by EMS on what to do and did the best he possibly could. EMS arrived in about 5 minutes and worked with my dad for over 30 minutes, but to no avail. My son described the symptoms (gasping breaths, twitching of the arm and turning blue) which depict SCA. We are all heart broken and wish we could have said goodbye. My dad was loved by all and his great advice, wisdom, and hugs will be missed by all.
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Richard Price was having lunch when he heard the familiar sound of an approaching siren. To his surprise, the paramedics pulled up right in front of the restaurant. Someone next door was lying unconscious and unresponsive after collapsing. Richard was a veteran 30-year firefighter and was just feet from this cardiac arrest victim — but completely unaware of their peril.
At that moment he realized just how much fate or good luck is involved in having a CPR-trained individual in the exact right place at the exact right time. As fire chief, he spent years training as many people as possible in CPR and placing defibrillators (AEDs) throughout the community.
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Jim Baum was a good neighbor. After seeing automated external defibrillators (AEDs) mounted in the Chicago O’Hare Airport, he spoke to a physician friend about them and decided that he should have a device in each of his homes because his neighbors were elderly. Little did he know, Jim would later be saved by one of the devices. That was in 2003.
Jim was a true believer in the value of AEDs. One Christmas, he gave each of his children AEDs for their homes.
I believe that the greatest area of improvement in the quest to raise the SCA survival rate is raising the community's awareness of the need and effectiveness of bystander CPR. I want to challenge everyone reading this blog that you would adopt your community in which you will champion the cause of bystander CPR. Organize a local committee whose purpose is to go to as many schools, businesses, organizations, churches, and sports teams to show them how easy it could be to save a life. Will you become part of a community effort that could save hundreds of lives in your community and as