Archive - Jan 11, 2016

Archive - Jan 11, 2016


Cedars-Sinai Physician Developing Risk Assessment for Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Goal is to predict those at risk for deadly heart condition that accounts for 50 percent of all cardiovascular deaths in U.S.

Preparing Your School for a Cardiac Arrest Emergency

Representatives of the American Heart Association's Cardiac Emergency Response Plan Task Force, chaired by Comilla Sasson, MD, PhD, FACEP [1] presented "Preparing Your School for a Cardiac Arrest Emergency," in December during the Citizen CPR Foundation's Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update in San Diego. Faculty included Michele Snyder and Martha Lopez-Anderson, Parent Heart Watch; Jeff Ranous, PhD, ATC, NREMT, American Heart Association; school nurse, Kathleen Murphy, DNP, RN, FNP-BC; and Mary Newman, MS, Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation. The session addressed the development of a comprehensive approach to effectively respond to cardiac emergencies in schools. Topics included an overview of the legislative landscape, overcoming obstacles, case studies, and emergency planning.

Newman presented the Cardiac Emergency Response Plan for Schools on behalf of the Task Force. A summary of her presentation follows.

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