Archive - 2010 - SCA Article

Archive - 2010 - SCA Article

December 28th

Matt Abel Wins Winter Classic Ultimate Fan Experience

Matt Abel, Winner of Winter Classic Ultimate Fan ExperienceAvid Pens fan Matt Abel, of Washington, PA, won the Winter Classic Ultimate Fan Experience, a fundraiser for the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation.

December 25th

2010 Was Banner Year for UA Resuscitation Research Group and SHARE Program

The 500th survivor of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Arizona may be one of the most significant advances for the University of Arizona’s Resuscitation Research Group and the Save Hearts in Arizona Registry & Education (SHARE) Program during 2010.

December 11th

Tabitha McGlaughlin Win AED at ECCU

AED WinnerTabitha McGlaughlin of Gettyburg, Penn., was the lucky winner of an AED donated by Cardiac Science to the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, during the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update, a biennial conference of the Citizen CPR Foundation. Survivor Paul Moore and his wife Thelma drew Tabitha's business card from those collected at the Foundation's exhibit booth.

From left: Jennifer Bassett, Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation; Mark Hermes, Cardiac Science; Tabitha McGlaughlin; Thelma and Paul Moore; Mary Newman, Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation

Jordan Scott Named Winner of People Saving People Award

People Saving People AwardJordan Scott of St. John’s, Newfoundland, was named recipient of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation’s People Saving People(TM) Award, for saving the life of his brother, Joel, when he suffered sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) near Veracruz, Mexico. The award, which also recognized Esprit Whitewater crew members, was presented during the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update, a biennial conference of the Citizen CPR Foundation.

CPR App Development: A Bridge Between Science and Social Media

iRescU App

There are numerous smartphone and mobile computing device downloadable applications (apps) openly available for CPR instruction, real-time coaching. However, a scientific interdisciplinary approach to the development of an accessible, user-friendly, widely disseminated, and effective app is limited. 

A global interdisciplinary international team of experts in emergency care, public health, media technology, interface design, and human factors conducted a review of 22 English language apps identified a number of beneficial characteristics including:

December 9th

50 Survivors Who Died and Were Brought Back to Life by CPR Celebrate a Second Chance at San Diego Gathering

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survivors Help Focus Attention on Thousands of Needless and Preventable Deaths Each Year

November 29th

Win Two Tickets to the 2011 NHL Winter Classic and Ultimate Fan Experience!

Buy a raffle ticket and contribute to a great cause...a perfect gift or stocking stuffer for the hockey fans in your life.

Thought tickets to the Winter Classic were impossible to find? Great news! The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation is conducting a raffle for the Winter Classic Ultimate Fan Experience. The lucky winner will receive:

November 18th

How the New AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC May Help Improve Survival Rates

The 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC (Emergency Cardiovascular Care) may well jumpstart survival rates from sudden unexpected Cardiac Arrest occurring Outside the Hospital (OHCA) from the dismal national average of 7(1)-8.5(2)   to 20% or more.

November 16th

FDA Launches Initiative to Develop Innovative External Defibrillators

Safety concerns on the devices that treat abnormal heart rhythms also to be addressed

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced a program aimed at facilitating the development of safer, more effective external defibrillators used to treat abnormal heart rhythms through improved design and manufacturing practices.

External defibrillators are medical devices designed to diagnose life-threatening abnormal heart rhythms and treat them by delivering electrical energy to the heart to restore its normal rhythm. When used in the first few minutes following a cardiac arrest, they can save lives.

November 13th

Survivors: Have a Few Minutes?

Do you have a few minutes to complete a brief survey? Lumei Tuomala, a third year medical student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, is conducting a survey on the quality of life experienced by people who survive sudden cardiac arrest. The study will also analyze differences among survivors less than 35 years of age, compared with survivors 35 years of age or older.

The survey consists of six parts. It asks for basic demographic information (age now, age at the time of arrest, sex, etc.), underlying medical conditions, coping mechanisms, family involvement, and psychiatric counseling interventions. 

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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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