Archive - Sep 3, 2015

Archive - Sep 3, 2015

ECCU 2015: An International Conference with a Focus on Citizen CPR and the Survivor

The Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update, a conference of the Citizen CPR Foundation (CCPRF), will include three days of sessions designed to meet the needs of SCA survivors, family members, rescuers, and community advocates, with presentations from leaders in the field. 

Teaching CPR to 700,000 Illinois Students

CHICAGO, IL--High school teachers throughout Illinois will receive CPR toolkits from Illinois Heart Rescue to train the state’s 700,000 high school students in the use of CPR.

“Immediate CPR, performed by a bystander, is the best chance a person has at surviving a sudden cardiac event,” says Terry Vanden Hoek, UIC professor and head of emergency medicine and project leader for Illinois Heart Rescue, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing survival for cardiac arrest.

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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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