Archive - Oct 13, 2011

Archive - Oct 13, 2011


Sudden Cardiac Arrest Coalition Issues a Call to Action

NOTE: The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Coalition has been disbanded.

Bystander intervention can mean the difference between life and death in cases of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. 50-member Sudden Cardiac Arrest Coalition urges public to learn CPR and how to use Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), and recognizes Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA) for introducing the Teaching Children to Save Lives Act, and Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) for saving a life. Survivors Liz Pearlman, David Belkin, Esq. and Pam Borins provide testimonials.

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Canadian Doctors Speak Up

Emergency-room doctors say bystanders are morally obligated to perform chest compressions on cardiac arrest victims - whether or not they have been properly trained in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation - and CPR must be considered a “life skill” for all Canadians.

Representatives of the Canadian Association of Emergency Room Physicians (CAEP) told a news conference on Thursday that too many cardiac arrest victims are dying because the person beside them doesn’t know what to do, and is afraid to act.

“It must become a moral obligation and a social expectation that bystanders will perform CPR when they witness a cardiac arrest,” the doctors said in a position statement released to reporters. “The general population must come to understand that cardiac resuscitation is much more likely to be successful when CPR is started promptly, and the victims of cardiac arrest will almost certainly die if lay witnesses do not intervene.”

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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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