Emergency Cardiac Care News Digest – May 10, 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.

Lost time is never found again.

Benjamin Franklin

ENCORE: May is American Stroke Month

Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. It is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States and up to 80% of them may be prevented.
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Resources from the American Stroke Association: https://www.stroke.org/en/about-stroke

Time to detection and treatment of stroke is essential

A parody to promote early stroke recognition, because time lost is brain lost. Watch and share.
YouTube video: https://youtu.be/DPsTqR31bWc?si=gx28aZc0aYP7NiD2

Resources for National CPR and AED Awareness Week

With National CPR and AED Awareness Week just around the corner, these resources may be helpful in developing an engagement strategy in your community.
From the Citizen CPR Foundation and the Resuscitation Academy, a Community CPR Toolkit: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5f74bfd9d36c8e051d674096/t/6182d91703f65b7783ee24ea/1635965211656/RA_CommunityCPR921_toolkit_4.pdf

A webcast, courtesy of Duke, the Resuscitation Academy and the Citizen CPR Foundation: https://youtu.be/kfZrxRvdeCs?si=8ndrKoawZ-dUltx5

American Heart Association resources: https://cpr.heart.org/en/training-programs/cpr-and-aed-awareness/cpr-and-aed-awareness-week

National Nurses Week 2024

May 6 – May 12, and throughout May honors the incredible nurses who embody the spirit of compassion and care in every health care setting.

Watch Response of the Relient here: https://youtu.be/aXXnBv2H7S8?si=lBDPs-_soPpzKSyP

New York State Department of Health Issues A Health Advisory On Proper Use of Automated External Defibrillators In Pediatric Emergency Care

Not All Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Pads Are Compatible with All AED Units
Health Advisory All Healthcare Facilities, Emergency Medical Services Agencies, and Public Access Defibrillation Providers
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 6, 2024) – The New York State Department of Health has issued a health advisory to all providers and emergency medical services (EMS) agencies, regarding the proper use of Automated External Defibrillator (AED) equipment to ensure AED pads that are in use are compatible with AED units during pediatric emergency care.

Source: https://www.health.ny.gov/press/releases/2024/2024-05-06_health_advisory.htm

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Time Lost is Brain Lost

Another hard hitter from a series of stroke PSAs done over a decade ago.

Watch: https://youtu.be/2gaInVQmuCI?si=FsZw7Mpda8aUu-fI

Help Save Lives: Heart Rhythm Society Provides AED and CPR Training to Boston Area Hotel and Convention Center Staff

BOSTON, MA, April 29, 2024 – As the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) prepares to kick off its annual conference on May 16, 2024, in Boston, MA, it is providing seven life-saving training sessions for Boston hotels, Meet Boston’s convention centers, and supporting vendors. Each training session will teach employees how to operate an automated external defibrillator (AED) and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
“Our Society of heart rhythm care professionals wanted to give back to this community we will call home for a week by providing life-saving training,” said Patricia Blake, CEO, Heart Rhythm Society. “Hotels and convention centers often have AEDs, but the devices are not helpful if people do not know how to use them. HRS will facilitate the training of local staff who may be able to offer help in an emergency situation when every second counts.”

Read the entire story: https://www.hmpgloballearningnetwork.com/site/eplab/news/help-save-lives-heart-rhythm-society-provides-aed-and-cpr-training-boston-area

2 Students Saved P.E. Teacher’s Life After He Suffered Cardiac Arrest: ‘Medically, I Was Gone’

“I don’t have too much to say other than I love you guys,” Alfred Kattola said when reuniting with students Isreal DuBose, 17, and Correy Coleman, 16
A Michigan physical education teacher is praising two students for saving his life after he went into cardiac arrest.
On March 22, Alfred Kattola — a coach and P.E. teacher at Oak Park High School in Detroit — started feeling strange during a student-teacher basketball game before collapsing in the gym and suffering cardiac arrest.
“Medically, I was gone,” he told Fox News.

Read on: https://people.com/students-save-p-e-teacher-life-during-cardiac-arrest-8644148

Middle school tech worker uses CPR skills to save pickleball player’s life

“I was just sitting on the front office, checking students in, and then I opened the door [and a] student and a gentleman came running into the building while that student was holding the door and kept screaming, ‘Help. We need a defibrillator; we need CPR. Can anyone help?’” Valentin said.
So he ran across the street to Wa-Ke Hatchee Park in Fort Myers.
“When I got there, he was not actually breathing,” Valentin said. “He was completely unconscious, and after the first shock, he started gasping for air, but then it rapidly stopped, so then we continued the chest compressions on him, and then as soon as the second shock went through, he started gasping for air even more.”

Story: https://winknews.com/2024/05/06/middle-school-tech-worker-cpr-pickleball-save-life/

AACN Practice Alert Supports Family Presence During Resuscitation and Invasive Procedures

Families, who wish to be present, should be welcomed and supported during vulnerable health events
7-May-2024 11:05 AM EDT, by American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)
Newswise — A practice alert from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) reinforces that it’s time to return to offering families the opportunity to be present during resuscitation and invasive procedures.
Managing the COVID-19 pandemic involved widespread restrictions to visitation, and many hospitals and other healthcare organizations have continued to limit access to progressive and critical care units, even though the COVID-19 public health emergency ended in 2023.
“Family presence should once again be the expected practice, with families welcomed and supported during vulnerable health events,” said co-author Margo Halm, PhD, RN, NEA-BC. “We’ve made tremendous progress over the past 20 years, with extensive research demonstrating the benefits of family presence to all involved. We cannot return to policies that ban families from the bedside and relegate them to waiting rooms and hallways.”

Source: https://www.newswise.com/articles/aacn-practice-alert-supports-family-presence-during-resuscitation-and-invasive-procedures

Spotlighting: The Heart Rhythm Society

The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) is a 501(c)(3) international nonprofit organization. Founded in 1979, HRS is a leading resource on cardiac pacing and electrophysiology. Our specialty organization represents medical, allied health, and science professionals from more than 90 countries who specialize in cardiac rhythm disorders.
Vision: to end death and suffering due to heart rhythm disorders.
Mission: to improve the care of patients by promoting research, education, and optimal health care policies and standards.

Learn more here: https://www.hrsonline.org/

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