Archive - 2010

Archive - 2010

September 26th

We're seeing more and more of this.

Runner Has Cardiac Arrest at Ten Miler Event
Posted: Sep 25, 2010 7:25 PMUpdated: Sep 25, 2010 7:25 PM
Lynchburg, VA- Lynchburg LifeSaving Crew says one male runner had a full cardiac arrest during the race on Saturday.
Lynchburg Fire department and Lynchburg Life Saving Crew members performed CPR on the man. Officials say they had to give him a shock to help restart his heart
The man was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital. And, officials say he is ok at this time.

September 24th

What's with Commotio Cordis?

THE SHORT FORM:When someone gets hit hard in the chest in the area of the heart, cardiac arrest can result. This is one source of cardiac arrest in young athletes. Only about a quarter of these victims survive. Those that do survive are associated with immediate CPR and prompt defibrillation. Congenital defects can also cause these events.

September 21st

SCA Coalition to Host Briefing on Capitol Hill

To recognize the 50th anniversary of CPR and National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month in October, the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Coalition will host a lunchtime briefing on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, in Washington, D.C. about sudden cardiac arrest and what Congress can do to help save lives.

Lance Becker, MD, Director of the Center for Resuscitation Science and Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, keynote speaker, will address the impact of the nation's third leading cause of death* and solutions for improving survival.

September 17th

This will save lives!

Please visit
SLICC has applied for a $250,000 grant to deploy 75 AED's and equip/support 25 additional neighborhood CPR training centers in Chatham County, GA.
We need your non-financial support to win this grant.
Please vote online and by texting every day. This will save lives.
Thank you,

September 16th

Rehearsal, Rehearsal, Rehersal

Aurora medics perfecting the back-to-life cycleBy SARA CASTELLANOSThe Aurora SentinelPublished: Thursday, September 16, 2010 8:00 AM MDT
Ale Kerekes, RN and clinical educator, performs chest compressions on a dummy, Nathan Daly operates a bag valve mask and Gilbert Pineda, MD, and EMS medical director, oversees the Resuscitaion Choreogaphy drill Sept. 9 at The Medical Center of Aurora. (Gabriel Christus/The Aurora Sentinel)

The protagonist is a person whose heart has stopped beating.

The secondary characters are firefighters, physicians and nurses.

September 15th

Drop that inferiority complex - the average bystander can match the average EMT

Advanced Rescuer- versus Citizen-Witnessed Cardiac Arrest: Is There a Difference in Outcome? 
[Note from Bob: for those with busy schedules, the short answer is 'No']

September 14th

Misconceptions about CPR

I'm all set: I took a CPR course three or four years ago.

  • It's not your memory that will let you down - it's the fact that CPR has changed a lot in the past few years, and it's probably going to change on October 18th this year.

September 11th

Calling 911

Calling 911 is really pretty simple, once you think through what the 911 operator needs to know:
The emergency operator needs to know:

  • Where, specifically, you are;
  • What you observe about the victim;
  • What you are doing about the problem.

Don't get dragged into a lengthly conversation with the 911 operator - your priority is to start CPR on the victim 
You need to practice a 911 call. You might feel a little silly practicing a 911 call out loud, but it will make the real call easier.

September 10th

Here's an action-provoking thought:


Survivors of Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Families Invited to National Conference

PITTSBURGH--A workshop for survivors of sudden cardiac arrest and their families, and medical professionals will be conducted on Dec. 8, 2010 in San Diego, prior to the Citizen CPR Foundation’s biennial conference, the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update. The physical and psychological issues many survivors experience will be discussed and resources will be provided. Participants will also get tips and best practices on the survivor/family role in advocacy and support of initiatives and strategies to bring awareness to policymakers and the general public.

Presentations will include:

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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