Archive - Apr 17, 2018

Archive - Apr 17, 2018

Allen J. Solomon, MD, Joins SCA Foundation Advisory Council

Allen J. Solomon, MD, has joined the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Advisory Council. Dr. Solomon is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at The George Washington University. He completed his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1984. He then completed his training in Internal Medicine, including a Chief Resident year, at the University of Maryland Hospital. Following this, he completed fellowship training in Cardiovascular Medicine and Cardiac Electrophysiology at Georgetown University Medical Center. In 1992, he joined the Division of Cardiology at Georgetown University. He became the Director of the Electrophysiology service, as well as the Director of the Cardiology Fellowship Program.

Saving Lives with Public Access Defibrillation: A Deadly Game of Hide and Seek

Researchers from the University of Southampton recently surveyed automated external defibrillators (AEDs) available for public use on the “Save a Life” AED locator mobile application in and around Southampton, UK, to determine the characteristics of AED signage. They evaluated 201 AEDs and found that 67 percent of sites had no signage, and when signage was provided, it was partially or severely obstructed in 41 percent of sites.

They concluded that current AED signage is poor and limits device effectiveness, since public awareness of the location of AEDs is impeded. They recommend promoting visible signage within the operational radius of each AED.

Survivors and Legislators Call for CPR Training in Pennsylvania Schools

HARRISBURG, PA--The American Heart Association (AHA) held a press conference Monday in the Main Rotunda as part of their annual lobby day. Speakers called for a vote on SB 521 or companion legislation HB 921, which would require every high school student in Pennsylvania to receive training in hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) before graduation.
 

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