Archive - Sep 19, 2011

Archive - Sep 19, 2011

What You Need to Know About “AED Failures”

AEDs save lives when they are properly maintained and used quickly by bystanders

A new study, “Analysis of Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Device Failures Reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA),” published online in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, requires attention and careful analysis.(1)  It should also serve as a reminder to program coordinators that device maintenance is fundamental to the success of every AED program.

PA Residents: Please Support PA HB 1610

The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act (House Bill 1610), is slated to be voted on this month when the Pennsylvania Legislature comes back into session. The Act would require the education of coaches, trainers, student athletes, and parents about the symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) prior to participating in athletics. In addition, it ensures that children who show the symptoms of SCA prior to, during, or after an athletic activity are properly screened by a medical professional before being allowed to return to athletic activities.

Please see HB1610 and sample support e-mail (attached).


Take a Stand Against Sudden Cardiac Arrest

2011 SCA Coalition Invitation

You Are Invited!

The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Coalition will host an event to raise awareness on Capitol Hill during National SCA Awareness Month in October. 

The event will take place at the Rayburn House Office Building foyer in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, October 26, from 4-6 pm. All interested parties are invited to attend. 

"Please help us show Congress we are taking a stand against sudden cardiac arrest," said Mary Newman, of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, who co-chairs the Coalition. For information, contact info [at] sca-aware [dot] org.

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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