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American Heart Association says Frequent Simulation-Based Training may improve CPR proficiency among hospital staff

 

American Heart Association Meeting Report

American Heart AssociationNew Orleans, LA – A new training model improved CPR skills in a clinical setting according to research presented during the Resuscitation Science Symposium at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2016.

Currently, hospital staff are only required to undergo formal CPR training every two years.

Hands-Only CPR has just two easy steps: If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, (1) Call 9-1-1 and (2) Push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the disco song “Stayin’ Alive.” The American Heart Association’s Hands-OnlyTM CPR at this beat can more than double or triple a person’s chances of survival. (American Heart Association) «Read the rest of this article»

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American Heart Association says CPR skills low among older adults

 

American Heart Association Meeting Report

American Heart AssociationNew Orleans, LACPR increases the chance of survival after sudden cardiac arrest, yet knowledge of this life-saving procedure is low in many communities, especially among older adults, according to separate studies presented during the Resuscitation Science Symposium at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2016.

Hands On CPR. (American Heart Association)

Hands On CPR. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association establishes First AHA International Training Center in China

 

A remarkable milestone for future cooperation in the advancement of CPR training to reduce cardiovascular disease mortality

American Heart AssociationBeijing, China – At the 27th International Great Wall Conference on Cardiology, the American Heart Association (AHA) and the China Social Assistance Foundation (CSAF) held a signing ceremony to announce the establishment of the first AHA international training center in China with a primary focus on bystander response to cardiac arrest.

Leaders from the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (MOST), local healthcare providers and heart health advocates attended and witnessed this historic moment, which marks a significant step forward in advancing CPR training and cardiovascular science sharing between the two countries.

At the 27th International Great Wall Conference on Cardiology, the American Heart Association (AHA) and the China Social Assistance Foundation (CSAF) held a signing ceremony to announce the establishment of the first AHA international training center in China with a primary focus on bystander response to cardiac arrest. (American Heart Association)

At the 27th International Great Wall Conference on Cardiology, the American Heart Association (AHA) and the China Social Assistance Foundation (CSAF) held a signing ceremony to announce the establishment of the first AHA international training center in China with a primary focus on bystander response to cardiac arrest. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association Publishes Policy Statement Advocating for Cardiac Emergency Response Plans in K-12

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Each year, approximately 7,000 children age 18 or younger experience cardiac arrest outside a hospital with survival rates of less than 10 percent. Immediate CPR can double or triple the chance of survival.

The American Heart Association – the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease – announced publication of a policy statement advocating for state laws requiring the implementation of cardiac emergency response plans (CERPs) in K-12 schools.

Only Four States Mandate School Planning for Cardiac Arrest Although 7,000 Children Annually Have Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests

Only Four States Mandate School Planning for Cardiac Arrest Although 7,000 Children Annually Have Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests

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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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