Emergency Cardiac Care News Digest – Oct 27, 2023

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.

“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” – Corretta Scott King

Sudden cardiac arrest is considered as “low-probability” by the public, discounting the high-consequences of the occurrence, much like disasters and similar events Despite considerable efforts to improve neurologically intact survival from sudden cardiac arrest, communities and local systems of care remain insufficiently prepared to improve outcomes. An acceptance of the status quo.

Help challenge the status quo! Join with experts, innovators and fellow peers to discuss the latest trends, new science, strategies and solutions in the field of resuscitation at the Citizen CPR Foundation Cardiac Arrest Survival Summit in San Diego on Wed., Nov. 29–Sat., Dec. 2, 2023, with pre-conferences on Nov. 28 & 29.

Read more: https://citizencpr.org/summit2023/

SCA Survivor and Advocate Greg Page to Attend First Cardiac Arrest Survival Summit

Original Yellow Wiggle and SCA Survivor, Greg Page, will join the Citizen CPR Foundation at the Cardiac Arrest Survival Summit 2023, all the way from Australia!
He shares what he’s expecting during his first time at CASSummit 2023, including working together to ensure that more people survive sudden cardiac arrest.

Watch it here: https://youtu.be/b9SC95xZ8Lk?si=xu3fM5IUww01Q5KU

Vampires, werewolves, and witches: Medical origins of Halloween monsters

Here’s a look at the medical conditions and diseases that are really behind the folklore and legends of those things that go bump in the night.

Read more: https://www.mdlinx.com/article/vampires-werewolves-and-witches-medical-origins-of-halloween-monsters/lfc-1194

HEARTSafe Palm Beach Gardens places AEDs in city parks – 30 more planned

Palm Beach Gardens is the first municipality in the state of Florida to be recognized as a Heart Safe Community – a prestigious recognition they received in the last year.
The city’s efforts are being spotlighted in the latest mission to place publicly accessible AEDs across various city parks.

Read more: https://www.wpbf.com/article/florida-palm-beach-gardens-aed-parks-heart/45653335#

See the NEW PSA from PBG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWjlnoPOR4Q

Public Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in Residential Neighborhoods

This study of public OHCAs in residential neighborhoods vs non residential areas contains 3 main findings (Central Illustration). Two-thirds of all public OHCAs occurred outside private homes in residential neighborhoods. Patients with public OHCAs in residential neighborhoods were less likely to receive bystander CPR, have an AED attached, receive defibrillation before ambulance arrival, and survive 30 days compared with non residential areas. Public OHCAs in residential neighborhoods were more likely to receive interventions from dispatched first responders and less likely to receive interventions from random bystanders compared with non residential areas. These findings indicate that public OHCAs in residential areas are an important target for improving OHCA survival, and first responder programs may be essential in achieving this goal.

Read more: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0735109723066238?dgcid=raven_sd_via_email

Help Find the AED!

Time is of the essence…how quickly can you find the AED signs? Play the game and find the signs!
Find the AED sign in each picture as quickly as you can! When you find it, click on it, and the next picture will appear. Your responses will be timed to see how quickly each AED sign in different environments can be found.

Read more: https://www.find-the-aed.com/


AED registries serve as the backbone of many novel solutions developed to facilitate rapid identification of the nearest resuscitation-ready AED in an emergency. AED registries, holding information on location and accessibility, may facilitate AED retrieval by enabling rapid identification of the nearest device. Integration of this data with the 911 system is essential. By doing so, bystanders can be directed to nearby and accessible AEDs by emergency telecommunicators, reducing time to first compressions
and shock.

There are several mechanisms for developing these registries including mobile device applications (apps) such as the PulsePoint Foundation PulsePoint AED that can crowdsource the development and maintenance of AED registries. They are conducting a contest during Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness month.

Read more: https://www.pulsepoint.org/aedcontest

The “CPR Lady” goes into housing projects, biker bars, interrupts people’s family reunions and gets interviewed by NPR

Oh, that’s just the CPR lady. If you let her teach you CPR, she’ll teach you, and then she’ll leave you alone. But if you don’t let her teach you, she’s going to keep bugging you.
Read more: https://www.npr.org/transcripts/1196978053

‘It was a miracle that I was there’ Equipped with skills and willingness to help, woman saves life of man in cardiac arrest

For decades, Lester Lindsey has been a mainstay at the Original Pancake House in Champaign, Illinois. “I pour coffee, help the waitresses and hostesses, bring out food,” Lindsey describes. “I make sure everybody’s happy,” he adds warmly. But on October 6, 2023, just steps away from the restaurant, Lindsey would have a life-changing moment. He says one minute, he was in a vehicle with his cousin. The next, he was waking up in the hospital.

Read more: https://newsroom.osfhealthcare.org/it-was-a-miracle-that-i-was-there/

Milwaukee County unveils a new resource Tuesday called the “cardiac arrest dashboard.”

The dashboard, which can be found on the county website, draws connections between race, gender and age and how demographics affect cardiac arrest rates in Milwaukee County. It also shows the number of out-of-hospital deaths that occur due to sudden heart attacks each year.
Dr. Ben Weston, chief health policy advisor, said Milwaukee County residents should use the dashboard as a way to learn more about their community and think of ways to get involved.

He said that without the use of an automatic external defibrillator, or AED, the survival rate of sudden cardiac arrest is 9%. One way to increase the survival rate is to educate more people about cardiopulmonary resuscitation, commonly referred to as CPR.

Read more: https://www.wisn.com/article/new-milwaukee-cardiac-arrest-report-released/45631202#


On Monday, members of Innisfil Council celebrated another Automated External Defibrillator (AED) donation from the Chase McEachern Memorial Fund thanks to fundraising efforts of the 8th annual Joe Marth Memorial Golf Tournament. AEDs are portable devices designed to provide life-saving treatment to individuals experiencing sudden cardiac arrest.

The AED is placed outside at the Cookstown Fairgrounds (20 Church Street) between the outdoor rink and playground equipment, steps away from the splash pad, basketball court and Innisfil ideaLAB & Library’s Cookstown Branch.

Read more: https://barrie360.com/automated-external-defibrillator-innisfil/

Bengals Save The Dey Adds 500 Lifesavers to the Chain of Survival in Cincinnati

The Cincinnati Bengals welcomed fans to learn the lifesaving skill of Hands-Only CPR with the American Heart Association, Cintas and Kettering Health. Bengals Save The Dey presented by Cintas, held Oct. 24 in Paycor Stadium, trained 500 participants to act with confidence and capability in the event of a cardiac emergency at home, work or in the community. With more than 350,000 sudden cardiac arrest emergencies happening outside of the hospital each year, CPR, if performed immediately, could double, or triple a victim’s chance of survival. Additionally, select local schools received CPR and AED kits following the event.

Read more: https://www.bengals.com/news/bengals-save-the-dey-adds-500-lifesavers-to-the-chain-of-survival-in-cincinnati

Jeff Miller, NFL’s Executive Vice President of Communications, Public Affairs and Policy to present with Dr. Jonathan Drezner at the Cardiac Arrest Survival Summit

A Teachable Moment for the Nation: How the NFL Saved a Life. If you haven’t made it a priority to attend the Summit, take a look at the agenda and reconsider!

Read more: https://www.citizencprsummit.org/agenda/

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