Archive - Feb 27, 2015

Archive - Feb 27, 2015


Sen. Dominick Ruggerio, Proposes Schools in Rhode Island Should Have AEDs

Sen. Ruggerio bill requires AEDs in all middle, high schools
PROVIDENCE, RI--About 325,000 Americans suffer sudden cardiac arrest every year and about 95 percent of them die before reaching a hospital. Although no official statistics have been gathered about sudden cardiac arrest in children, it is estimated that several hundred children under the age of 21 succumb each year.

Global Summit Takes Aim at Sudden Heart Death in Athletes

SEATTLE, WA--Top sports-cardiology and -medicine physicians are meeting this weekend in Seattle to discuss efforts to improve cardiac safety in athletes.

The conference is driven by the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Center.

Speakers hope to reach consensus on recommended scientific standards for interpreting electrocardiograms (ECG), the diagnostic test most often used to assess the electrical and muscular functions of the heart.

Two New Jersey Athletic Trainers Team Up to Save the Life of a Spectator

TRENTON, NJ--On January 30, 2015, David Csillan, Head Athletic Trainer with Ewing High School and Tammy Osterhout, Assistant Athletic Trainer with Rancocas Valley High School were taking in their respective team’s game at the Jeff Coney Classic Tournament. David decided to travel to the game that night, which is not something he ordinarily does. Tammy was working the game as the host site Athletic Trainer. Following the game, Ewing High School Athletic Director Bud Kowal ran into the Blue Devils’ locker room. He told Csillan that he was needed in the stands. 

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