Archive - 2019

Archive - 2019

June 12th

Gov. Wolf Signs Bill to Develop CPR Curriculum

HARRISBURG, PA--Today, Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law Act 7 of 2019, formerly Senate Bill 115, which will require the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to create potentially life-saving curriculum for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

“I’m proud to sign into law this important life-saving measure. Each additional set of hands trained to do CPR increases the likelihood that a cardiac arrest will be reversed,” said Gov. Wolf. “Teaching our young Pennsylvanians to save a life not only promotes the health of all of Pennsylvania, it builds a sense of community and neighborliness.”

June 11th

Is RVLM (Medulla) safety mandatory for life?

In SCA and many critical conditions death ensues the loss of blood pressure due to RVLM debacle.

To save life should we safeguard first RVLM and secondarily the brain and thirdly the heart?

June 10th

Magician-Turned-Doctor Knows the Trick to Helping Save Lives with CPR – Just Watch

Dr. Alson Inaba has no shortage of tricks up his sleeve.

He's the doctor who figured out that the Bee Gees tune "Stayin' Alive" has the same beat you need to do CPR correctly, making the disco classic a powerful tool to keep hearts pumping.

For his next act, Inaba hopes to set lifesaving to a more modern tune – Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk."

"One phrase that Bruno repeats over and over in his song is, "Don't believe me, just watch,'" Inaba said. "Imagine this scene: Two people see a colleague collapse from sudden cardiac arrest. The first person says to the second, 'Did you know that if I do chest compressions to 'Uptown Funk,' I could save this person's life? Don't believe me? Just watch!'"

ZOLL Signs Definitive Agreement to Purchase Cardiac Science

CHELMSFORD, MA-- ZOLL® Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company that manufactures medical devices and related software solutions, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Cardiac Science Corporation (CSC), a leading provider of automated external defibrillators (AEDs), related services, and accessories. CSC is a portfolio company of Aurora Resurgence, a Los Angeles-based private equity investment firm.

Blackline Safety Responds in Seconds, Saves Lone Worker's Life

Worker's G7c connected safety wearable connects him to Blackline's Safety Operations Center after he suffers cardiac arrest, enabling SOC to dispatch emergency services

June 4th

June 3rd

Killion CPR Education Bill Presented To Governor

Legislation creating curriculum standards for CPR education in high schools heads to governor’s desk

HARRISBURG, PA--The State Senate today unanimously passed Senate Bill 115, legislation sponsored by Senator Tom Killion (Chester and Delaware counties), which would establish a model curriculum for high schools for CPR instruction.

“With the potential to save lives, I am gratified my colleagues have passed this important legislation,” said Killion. “Hands-on education is critical to providing effective CPR training. In passing this bill, Pennsylvania joins 38 other states in providing guidelines to ensure up-to-date standards for CPR education.”

May 31st

Bystander CPR Highlighted During National CPR and AED Awareness Week

American Heart Association urges the public to learn CPR and act in cardiac emergencies to help save lives

DALLAS, TX--Do you know the two simple steps of Hands-Only CPR? Performing CPR can double or even triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival. Higher bystander CPR rates have been linked to greater survival rates after a cardiac arrest but currently, bystanders only perform CPR 37% of the time.

May 30th

Call-Push-Shock Video Recognized as One of Top 10 Resources for CPR-AED Awareness Week

The American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, and the National Safety Council combined efforts to focus this year’s CPR and AED awareness week (June 1-7) on not only CPR skills, but on bystander willingness to act. Laerdal Medical Corporation recognized their efforts, along with those of other partners, stating "To support their efforts, we are sharing with you some of our favorite content, some ours, some from our partners and public resources. We hope that you use it as you create a community of bystanders who will act in the event of witnessing a cardiac arrest."

Multiple Organizations Unite for National CPR-AED Awareness Week, June 1-7, Urging the Public to 'Call-Push-Shock'

In recognition of National CPR-AED Awareness Week, June 1-7, Parent Heart Watch and the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, along with multiple partners, are urging the public to learn hands-only CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator. Their campaign, Call-Push-Shock, is a growing national movement that aims to curb the public health crisis of sudden cardiac arrest, which kills nearly 1,000 people every day in the United States.

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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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