Archive - Oct 27, 2013

Archive - Oct 27, 2013

It's nice not being needed!

I also serve as a Medical First Responder in the community where I live.

Last week I was toned out to respond to a local church where a person had passed out.

By the time I got there, two people in attendance at the church had determined non-responsiveness, called 911, determined non-normal breathing, begun CPR, retrieved the AED, applied it, and had a living, breathing Cardiac Arrest Survivor on their hands. The victim was transported and now has a pacemaker.

That, my friends, is how we solve the problem of too many dying form SCA's: Available AEDs and people who know how to recognize a Sudden Cardiac Arrest when it happens and what to do!

It's nice not being needed!

Bob

Taking Early Aim at Sudden Cardiac Arrest

PHILADELPHIA, PA--How many children drop dead every year of sudden cardiac arrest? One thousand? Three thousand?  

"We don't know," said Victoria Vetter, a pediatric cardiologist at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "The problem is we don't have a registry in the U.S."

The federal government last week said it will help develop a pediatric registry for sudden deaths. To better determine who is at risk of dying, from which cardiac disorder, a local group is also planning a database with results of electrocardiograms (EKGs) and other records for researchers.

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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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