Archive - SCA Article

Archive - SCA Article

October 18th, 2019

He Used CPR in an Emergency – Then He Became the Emergency

Joe Farrell went to retrieve an errant golf ball when he came upon another player on the ground not breathing. The man’s golfing partner was attempting CPR but not performing it properly.

Joe, a physical therapist, took over. He made sure 911 was called before starting chest compressions. Paramedics arrived and revived the man after several shocks from an automated external defibrillator.

“It was absolutely a big moment in my life and a very humbling event,” Joe said.

October 14th

To Increase Survival Rates Nationally, Cardiac Arrest Registry Expands Reach Through Public-Private Collaboration

ATLANTA, GA--The Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) program, the largest registry in the U.S. and internationally that collects data on survival rates from out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA), is expanding its reach with a goal of including all 50 states in the U.S. and the District of Columbia in its registry, thanks to additional and new support from a public-private collaboration.

October 7th

Call-Push-Shock: A National Movement

The Call-Push-Shock campaign, co-sponsored by Parent Heart Watch and the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, members of the National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Collaborative, aims to encourage organizations to speak in one voice in an effort to raise awareness about sudden cardiac arrest and help save more lives.

National Experts Call on the American Public to Recognize Public Health Crisis and Take Action During National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

Thousands of lives could be saved each year if more people prepare to act against this leading killer, according to the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation.

October 1st

Bystanders May Hesitate to Perform CPR for Fear of Causing Harm

People who witness a cardiac arrest may be reluctant to perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), and their reasons shed light on how CPR training and public awareness can be improved, researchers say.

The most common reason people gave for being reluctant to perform CPR is worry about causing additional injuries, the researchers report in Emergency Medicine Journal.

Other concerns included fearing their skills were inadequate and reluctance to remove a female victim’s shirt.

September 25th

Check Your AED. Is It FDA Approved?

Today, the FDA updated the Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) webpage to provide a list of FDA-approved AEDs. AEDs can be highly effective in saving the lives of people suffering cardiac arrest when used in the first few minutes following collapse from cardiac arrest.

September 24th

Kentucky Office of Rural Health Awarded Grant to Improve Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates in Rural Counties

HAZARD, KY--The Kentucky Office of Rural Health (KORH) has been awarded a three-year, $750,000 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy to improve out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest survival rates among residents of rural counties served by the state’s 27 designated critical access hospitals. The University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health, in Hazard, serves as the federally-designated KORH.      

September 15th

Optimized Placement of Defibrillators May Improve Cardiac Arrest Outcomes

WASHINGTON, DC--Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are often placed in areas of low risk and may be unavailable during certain times of the day. Determining the optimal location for AEDs may lead to increased defibrillation by bystanders and increased survival in those experiencing out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), according to research published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

The use of publicly accessible AEDs is associated with significantly better outcomes in patients experiencing OHCA as long as they are available during a time of need.

September 3rd

Patients with Cardiac Devices Do Not Adhere to Driving Ban

PARIS, FRANCE--Nearly one-third of patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) resume driving despite it being medically contraindicated – a practice that is dangerous for themselves and others, and is illegal in some countries. The Danish research is presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology. (1)

September 1st

Decline in Sports-Related Sudden Cardiac Death Linked with Rise in Bystander Resuscitation

PARIS, FRANCE--Fewer sports-related sudden cardiac arrest victims die nowadays, a trend linked with increased bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), reports a study presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology. (1) The late breaking study also found that the incidence of sudden cardiac arrest during sports has not changed over the last decade.

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