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Two New Resuscitation Alliances Announce Decisive Goal to Increase Global Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates by 50 Percent

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – A cohort of international health organizations, resuscitation leaders, and emergency medical systems that includes the American Heart Association (AHA) – the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease – has announced the establishment of the Global Resuscitation Alliance, declaring a bold goal of increasing cardiac arrest survival rates by 50 percent.

To support these efforts in the United States, the AHA, the Seattle-based Resuscitation Academy Foundation (RAF) and Laerdal Medical announced the creation of the Resuscitation Academy Collaborative. The Collaborative will identify and disseminate best practices to combat and reverse the global public health crisis of poor outcomes from cardiac arrest.

Heart Illustration. (American Heart Association)

Heart Illustration. (American Heart Association)

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy Ethan Moss receives Tennessee Senate Joint Resolution

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy Ethan Moss was the recipient of a Tennessee Senate Joint Resolution to honor and commend him for his heroism.

In February, Moss responded to a 911 call in the 700 block of Merritt Lewis Lane. Upon arrival he found the homeowner unconscious and not breathing. Moss administered the automated external defibrillator (AED) and started CPR.

Tennessee State Senator Mark Green presents MCSO Deputy Ethan Moss with Tennessee Senate Joint Resolution.

Tennessee State Senator Mark Green presents MCSO Deputy Ethan Moss with Tennessee Senate Joint Resolution.

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan Honors City Employees for Life-Saving Measures

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – On June 1st, 2016, Clarksville Parks and Recreation Maintenance employee Mr. Charles Jackson was performing maintenance work in a restroom on the first floor of City Hall.

While he was working, Mr. Jackson was the victim of a health incident that caused him to fall from a ladder rendering him unconscious and unresponsive.

(L to R) Bill Harpel, Charles Jackson, Mayor Kim McMillan, William Welty and Lori McNulty.

(L to R) Bill Harpel, Charles Jackson, Mayor Kim McMillan, William Welty and Lori McNulty.

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American Heart Association says Video may help Heart Failure Patients choose level of End-Of-Life Care

 

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – A picture may be worth a thousand words. Patients with advanced heart failure who watched a short video depicting different levels of end-of-life care were more likely to choose comfort care over invasive care that could prolong their life, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

Heart Illustration. (American Heart Association)

Heart Illustration. (American Heart Association)

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Digital strategies show promise for Emergency Heart and Stroke Care according to American Heart Association

 

American Heart Association Scientific Statement

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Mobile devices, social media, visual media and crowdsourcing have the potential to improve emergency care for cardiac arrests, heart attacks and strokes, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association.

The new statement, published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, reviewed scientific studies to evaluate current knowledge on the effectiveness digital strategies at improving emergency cardiac and stroke care.

Heart Illustration. (American Heart Association)

Heart Illustration. (American Heart Association)

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Tennessee Department of Health gives Water Safety Tips

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – As summer vacations begin, many people will be traveling and enjoying outdoor activities, but before you enjoy time at the pool, ocean or other swimming destination, the Tennessee Department of Health reminds you to think water safety first.

‘’Having fun and enjoying physical activity in and around water is a joy for children of all ages and staying safe from illness and injury in the process is something we all want to do,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.

This Summer think Water Safety First.

This Summer think Water Safety First.

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports Death of Inmate Tawnya Smith

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an inmate death that occurred Monday morning.

Tawnya Smith, 31, was booked into the detention center on Monday at 12:15am on two counts of child abuse and neglect, simple possession, and unlawful drug paraphernalia.

Jail Deputies discovered Smith unresponsive in her cell at 11:10am during routine hourly security checks.

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Four Montgomery County Parks have Automated External Defibrillators available

 

Montgomery County TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Parks and Recreation Department and Montgomery County Emergency Medical Services (MCEMS) have joined forces to provide life saving equipment and training for four of the county parks.

The Parks and Recreation staff spent Thursday morning being trained by MCEMS Assistant Chief Bill Webb on how to properly use Automated External Defibrillators (AED) that will soon be installed in Woodlawn Park, Civitan Park, RichEllen Park and South Guthrie Community Center.

Montgomery County Parks and Recreation staff gets training by MCEMS Assistant Chief Bill Webb on how to use Automated External Defibrillators.

Montgomery County Parks and Recreation staff gets training by MCEMS Assistant Chief Bill Webb on how to use Automated External Defibrillators.

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Clarksville Civitan Club honored local Heroes at Public Safety Awards Luncheon

 

Clarksville CivitanClarksville, TN – Local heroes were honored by the Clarksville Civitan Club at their Public Safety Awards Luncheon on Wednesday.

The annual event recognizes heroic first responders who went above and beyond to save lives, rescue residents from fires, capture dangerous criminals, and provide medical services under difficult and traumatic circumstances.

The honorees work for the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), the Clarksville Police Department (CPD), the Montgomery County Emergency Medical Services (MCEMS), the Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Service (MCVFS), and Clarksville Fire Rescue (CFR).

Local Heroes honored Wednesday by Clarksville Civitan Club.

Local Heroes honored Wednesday by Clarksville Civitan Club.

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Clarksville Police reports Pedestrian killed on Fort Campbell Boulevard

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police Officers responded to a vehicle crash involving a pedestrian at 6:24pm on Fort Campbell Boulevard near Ringgold Road. CPR was in progress before the pedestrian was transported by ambulance.

The Fort Campbell Boulevard was reduced to one lane of traffic on both sides.

Clarksville Police respond to a vehicle crash on Fort Campbell Boulevard.

Clarksville Police respond to a vehicle crash on Fort Campbell Boulevard.

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