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City of Clarksville adds Automated External Defibrillators in key locations

 

Defibrillators counter the risks of sudden cardiac emergencies

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville has enhanced its medical emergency response capabilities in and around City Hall, Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan announced Monday.

The City is adding and relocating automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, in key locations in its downtown facilities to help counter the risks associated with sudden cardiac arrest, one of the leading causes of death in the United States.

Lori McNulty, security officer at Clarksville City Hall, displays one of the automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, available at the City’s downtown facilities to help counter the risks associated with sudden cardiac emergencies.

Lori McNulty, security officer at Clarksville City Hall, displays one of the automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, available at the City’s downtown facilities to help counter the risks associated with sudden cardiac emergencies.

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101st Airborne Division “Rakkasan” nurse saves Afghan Soldier’s life

 

Written by Capt. Patrick Morgan
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Kandahar Province, Afghanistan – A 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division nurse deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel saved the life of an Afghan National Defense Security Force member Saturday.

Captain Christine Kampas, a medical adviser, saved the Afghan by conducting CPR on him after he went into respiratory failure while being transported from an Afghan medical facility to a NATO military medical facility at Kandahar Airfield.

Captain Christine Kampas, a nurse assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, deployed in support of Train, Advise and Assist Command - South, performed life-saving measures to resuscitate an Afghan Defense Security Forces member January 7th. Kampas is currently serving as a medical adviser to the Afghan National Defense Security Forces headquartered in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (Captain Christine Kampas, 3rd Brigade Combat Team)

Captain Christine Kampas, a nurse assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, deployed in support of Train, Advise and Assist Command – South, performed life-saving measures to resuscitate an Afghan Defense Security Forces member January 7th. Kampas is currently serving as a medical adviser to the Afghan National Defense Security Forces headquartered in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (Captain Christine Kampas, 3rd Brigade Combat Team)

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American Heart Association says Heart Disease and Stroke continue to take a toll on lives

 

Statement from Nancy Brown, American Heart Association CEO

Predicted trend in increased Holiday Deaths Occurs

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Reports of sudden, unexpected deaths linked to heart disease and stroke command our daily news headlines, but seemingly even more so in these past few weeks. The untimely loss of so many deeply saddens us.

And it’s troubling to know that even though we have made massive strides in research toward treatment and cure, needless suffering and death from heart disease and stroke persist.

Cardiovascular disease continues to be the leading global cause of death. More than 17.3 million people die from heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases around the world each year.

CARDIAC ARREST occurs when the heart malfunctions and stops beating unexpectedly. Cardiac arrest is an "ELECTRICAL" problem. A HEART ATTACK occurs when blood flow to the heart is blocked. A heart attack is a “CIRCULATION” problem. A blocked artery prevents oxygen-rich blood from reaching a section of the heart. If the blocked artery is not reopened quickly, the part of the heart normally nourished by that artery begins to die. (American Heart Association)

CARDIAC ARREST occurs when the heart malfunctions and stops beating unexpectedly. Cardiac arrest is an “ELECTRICAL” problem. A HEART ATTACK occurs when blood flow to the heart is blocked. A heart attack is a “CIRCULATION” problem. A blocked artery prevents oxygen-rich blood from reaching a section of the heart. If the blocked artery is not reopened quickly, the part of the heart normally nourished by that artery begins to die. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association New Report Outlines Ten Measures for the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death according

 

American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Clinical Performance and Quality Measures

American Heart AssociationWashington, D.C. – A new report presents 10 quality and performance measures that are intended to help stakeholders—including health systems, legislative bodies, and nongovernmental organizations, as well as healthcare practitioners, patients, families and communities—in the effort to prevent sudden cardiac death.

The joint report from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association is published online today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

Sudden cardiac death is an unexpected death due to the sudden cessation of cardiac activity, which is also known as sudden cardiac arrest. (American Heart Association)

Sudden cardiac death is an unexpected death due to the sudden cessation of cardiac activity, which is also known as sudden cardiac arrest. (American Heart Association)

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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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