Emergency Cardiac Care News Digest – Jan 19, 2024

Emergency Cardiac Care News Digest is an assortment of current events and news related to emergency cardiac care and resuscitation. Produced by Code One Training Solutions, Emergency Cardiac Care News Digest is published every Friday throughout the year.

That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.

Abraham Lincoln

Success is an attainable goal and is not something that is reserved for a lucky few. Acknowledging and learning from the success of others, we can become inspired and motivated to achieve similar goals and aspirations, even in the face of setbacks or challenges.

It is not a zero-sum game, where one person’s success comes at the expense of another’s failure, it is a collaborative effort. A win-win.

School’s quick response saves parent’s life at basketball game

Planning, training, equipment and practice are key elements in improving outcomes.

Everything happened so fast but went just like they practiced. The school’s emergency plan snapped right into action. Someone called 911 while staff members started CPR.

Jeni Lee Powell, Nurse Practitioner, said all she could think about was making sure the student would have his mother home to make breakfast for him the next morning as she was administering the lifesaving shock. “It said shock advised and you could hear a pin drop, everyone’s eyes…we looked at each other…like we can’t believe we’re doing this,” Powell explained.

By the time the paramedics arrived about eight minutes later, Green was already awake and aware.

Full story: https://www.fox10tv.com/2024/01/17/schools-quick-response-saves-parents-life-basketball-game/

American Heart Association, American Red Cross, and Miami-Dade County Public Schools partner to host CPR Day Miami

Gearing up for American Heart Month in February, Jackson is collaborating with the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, and Miami-Dade County Public Schools to host CPR Day Miami, a free CPR training event, from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, January 27.

The hands-on, 30-minute training will be held at 10 locations across Miami-Dade, with multiple time slots available throughout the morning.

Source: https://www.miamitimesonline.com/lifestyles/health_wellness/cpr-day-miami-learn-how-to-save-a-life/article_070c789e-b4a9-11ee-95d2-f320003f12ae.html

Martin County deputy and state trooper deliver baby and perform resuscitation alongside highway

MARTIN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – A state trooper and deputy performed CPR on a baby they helped deliver along a Martin County highway Sunday morning.

Trooper Skye Stone with The Highway Patrol thought it was just another morning on the job when a surprising call came in about a woman in labor on U.S. 64 around 8:10 a.m.

Rushing to the scene, Stone and Martin County Sheriff’s deputies Clay Jannise and Cole Murphy arrived to find the woman mid-delivery in a vehicle on the grass median.

“We realized we were presented with a situation that we had to act we could not wait for EMS,” Stone said.

“We have CPR training, you have first responder training, you’re always in a perfect environment sitting in a classroom with a plastic dummy that’s clean everything’s sterile, everything is right where you want it,” Stone said. “This was far from that.”

Source: https://www.witn.com/2024/01/16/martin-county-deputy-state-trooper-deliver-baby-along-side-road/

Adding Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Due to Pulmonary Embolism: A Case Report

A challenging cardiopulmonary resuscitation scenario of an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in a 21-year-old healthy woman recovering from a lower limb fracture who collapsed during a rehabilitation session at a community center. The combination of witnessed arrest, administration of immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and effective communication to emergency services enabled a timely cannulation of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in a cardiopulmonary resuscitation reference center.

Access the case report here: https://www.cureus.com/articles/203634-adding-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-to-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-due-to-pulmonary-embolism-a-case-report#!/

SCE Crews to the Rescue-Lineworkers use their emergency response skills

On a blue-sky November morning in Visalia, 15-year veteran lineman Ryan Casey and apprentice Timothy Stalboerger were driving to a work site when they encountered a traffic accident- Opens in new window. As the Southern California Edison lineworkers approached- Opens in new window, they observed a man unconscious in the driver’s seat, experiencing a medical emergency. The two were among the first to come across the scene, and there was no doubt in their minds about what they had to do next.
“We just did what we could to try and help,” said Stalboerger, who joined SCE in 2022.

For the next five minutes, Casey and Stalboerger rendered first aid — initially administering CPR as they had learned in SCE’s safety training. With no response and the clock ticking, the men pulled out an automated external defibrillator, the life-saving machine that is always kept with every SCE field crew. With one jolt and then another, the man regained a pulse. By the time first responders arrived, the man was responsive and he was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Read on: https://energized.edison.com/stories/sce-crews-to-the-rescue

Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Athletes a JACC State-Of-The-Art Review Highlights

•The incidence of SCD in young athletes has varied widely across studies. Inherited cardiac conditions and congenital abnormalities, such as coronary artery anomalies, are the most common etiologies of SCD in young athletes

•Early identification of disease in asymptomatic individuals through preparticipation screening and policies aimed at implementing cardiopulmonary resuscitation in public spaces are means to prevent these events.

•A diagnosis of cardiac disease should not necessarily disqualify young athletes from participation in sports. Expert assessment and shared decision making should guide exercise prescription and engagement even in high-intensity sports.

Source: https://www.jacc.org/doi/abs/10.1016/j.jacc.2023.10.032

PSA promotes citizen action and use of 24/7 access defibrillators in Palm Beach Gardens

Improving citizen awareness and willingness to act combined with strategic placement and 24/7 access should help to improve bystander CPR rates and rapid defibrillation.

Video: https://vimeo.com/894501733

Seconds matter: Dramatic video shows deputy performing CPR and using a defibrillator

POSEY COUNTY, Ind. (WFIE/Gray News) – Indiana authorities say a man has survived a near-death experience thanks to the quick actions of a Posey County deputy.
Last October, Deputy Brendon Schmitt used an automatic external defibrillator to help a man who was having a medical episode on the side of the road.

A call came in that day regarding a man who appeared to crash on Highway 62.

The driver took out a couple of signs before his car came to a rest in the median.

Source: https://www.wafb.com/2024/01/17/seconds-matter-dramatic-video-shows-deputy-helping-save-mans-life-with-aed/

Blanche River Health launches a new lottery to purchase resuscitation equipment

According to the release the new lottery will feature 13 draws, including early bird prizes and a guaranteed jackpot of $500,000. Tickets will be available at www.splitthepot.ca. More details will be shared about the program before it launches.

Proceeds from the Split-the-Pot campaigns will go towards the $146,000 goal of buying new medical equipment for local patients who experience cardiac issues.

Source: https://www.northernnews.ca/news/blanche-river-health-launches-new-lottery

Over 2,200 police undergo CPR training in Bengaluru, set record.

Over 2,200 police personnel underwent training for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid by the Surgical Society of Bengaluru on Sunday. This event set a record in the World Book of Records, London, for the highest number of police personnel trained in CPR and first aid under one roof.

Health Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao, who was undergoing training for the first time, inaugurated the event. He emphasized the need to expand this initiative to students, teachers, and government officials, including those from the transport and health departments.

Source: https://www.deccanherald.com/india/karnataka/bengaluru/over-2-200-cops-undergo-cpr-training-set-record-2848806

Is learning CPR rocket science?

Hear from Axiom-3 the first all-European commercial astronaut mission to the International Space Station about their training in CPR.

Video: https://www.floridatoday.com/videos/tech/science/space/2024/01/15/heres-how-axiom-3-astronauts-train-to-perform-cpr-aboard-the-iss/72230693007/

CPR and Rocket Science

It doesn’t take Rocket Science to perform CPR.

Here is an amusing video produced by the American Heart Association.

Video: https://youtu.be/sXBQru0IJcY?si=qN37XCJ6eabfkFGt

Do you know about Parent Heart Watch?

Parent Heart Watch (PHW) is dedicated to protecting youth from sudden cardiac arrest and preventable sudden cardiac death.
PHW leads and empowers others by sharing information, educating and advocating for change.

Learn more about them here: https://parentheartwatch.org/

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