The first week in June Cardiac Science joins heart safety organizations across the U.S. in celebrating National CPR/AED Awareness Week. Here are a few of this year’s highlights:
The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation announced The People Saving People Awards to honor individuals who have used cardio-pulmonary rescusitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to save the lives of others. The deadline for nominations is July 13. The foundation invites SCA survivors to nominate their rescuers and to join the foundation’s National SCA Survivor Network.
“Bystander intervention often means the difference between life and death for victims of sudden cardiac arrest,” said Norman Abramson, MD, who chairs the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation. “It’s vital for the public to understand that when someone collapses and is unresponsive, they should call 9-1-1, start CPR or chest compressions, and use the nearest AED.”
In Baltimore County, government officials celebrated the lives of five cardiac arrest survivors and honored the bystanders and medical personnel whose quick actions revived them. Baltimore County has partnered with Cardiac Science to put defibrillators into schools, county office buildings, and businesses.
“Technology has advanced far enough that treatment for a heart attack can be administered by anyone, even me,” County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said at the event.
In New Jersey, the state Assembly passed Janet’s Law, which would require all schools in the state to have AEDs on site. The law is named after Janet Zilinski, who died of sudden cardiac in 2006. Her parents testified before an assembly committee that since Janet’s death another 30 New Jersey children have suffered sudden cardiac arrest and are believed to have died because no AED was nearby to revive them. The bill has yet to be scheduled for a vote in the New Jersey state Senate.
In December 2007, Congress declared the first week of June each year as National CPR/AED Awareness Week. The week is filled with local and national events to raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), its prevention, and its treatment.
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- Powerheart AED G3 Fully Automatic and Semi-automatic
- Powerheart AED G3 Pro
- Powerheart AED G3 Trainer
- AED Program Management
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