How one city has successfully fought sudden cardiac arrest

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Henderson, Nevada, the state’s second-largest city, has developed a comprehensive program to respond to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) incidents. The result? The city of more than 265,000 residents has one of the nation’s best survival rates (50 percent) for victims of SCA caused by ventricular fibrillation. This year Henderson was designated a HeartSafe Community through […]

‘If it weren’t for the police having AEDs, I wouldn’t be here and my kids would be motherless’

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Doctors save lives. EMTs save lives. But police officers? Increasingly, the upholders of law and order are also serving as the front line for rescue as well. Police who once waited for the ambulance to arrive losing valuable time between sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) onset and lifesaving therapy. Now many officers are using CPR and […]

AED legislation, awareness increases foundation’s reach in New Jersey

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Back in March 2014; police in Newton, N.J., responded to a report than a man had been found in a high-rise apartment building, unconscious and with no pulse. The person who reported the incident began CPR, and officers arrived to take over within two minutes. They continued CPR and then pulled out their AED. The […]

LifeSave program promotes training, AEDs, in Springfield, Missouri

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The entire city of Springfield, Missouri, is focused on reducing death from cardiac arrest – and they’re showing it by recognizing organizations that provide CPR training to employees and have at least one automatic external defibrillator (AED) on the premises. The “50/50 Springfield LifeSave” initiative will also recognize organizations that have either 50 percent of […]