Archive - Sep 16, 2011

Archive - Sep 16, 2011

The Data Are Yelling At Us!

Consider a few facts:

  • The Phoenix airport has a seventy-five percent survival rate for witnessed cardiac arrests. Last time I checked, Chicago's O'Hare and Atlanta's Hartsfield were around sixty percent. The CARES database reflects a twenty-seven percent average for all airports in participating communities.
  • Twenty-seven percent of the people who had a sudden cardiac arrest in a doctor's office survived...the same percentage as for the average airport.
  • Sixty-six percent of all sudden cardiac arrests happen in the home. Fifteen percent of the survivors in the Survivor Network had their arrests at home.

We know what it takes to make survivors out of sudden cardiac arrest victims:

  • Call for help (911)
  • Perform CPR immediately and without interruption
  • Defibrillate promptly
  • Prompt arrival of ALS Ambulance
  • Definitive care at the hospital

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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