Archive - Jan 22, 2018

Archive - Jan 22, 2018

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Another great SCA Survival Story

This is a very short post, but I came across this story today and thought it was worth sharing. While these types of stories aren't uncommon, I guess I appreciated the simple advice of getting CPR training. Obviously, it was awesome to hear about the successful outcome. I haven't had to go through that type of experience, but I can imagine how I would feel if I had to work through that with my spouse and then they returned healthy. So good and worth a share!

http://abc13.com/health/newlywed-saves-husbands-life-after-sudden-cardia...

Despite Overall In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Survival Improvement, Lower Survival on Nights, Weekends Persists

Survival difference between ‘on-hours’ and ‘off-hours’ remains unchanged

WASHINGTON, DC--Overall survival has improved for the approximately 200,000 patients experiencing in-hospital cardiac arrest in the U.S. each year, but patients who arrest during nights or weekends continue to experience lower survival compared to patients who arrest during daytime hours. Survival to discharge in patients who arrested during "off-hours" was an absolute 3.8 percent lower compared to patients who arrested during "on-hours," according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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