Posts Tagged ‘ SCA ’

Elevaed Code Provisions for AEDs in Elevator Lobbies are Rejected

Apr 24th, 2012 | By
ICC Committee

The NFPA and ICC both rejected Elevaed’s proposals to place AEDs in high rises. In retrospect, block paramedicine is a superior strategy, with much wider promise.



Question and Answer Sheet: Heart Safety in High Rises

Jan 22nd, 2012 | By
cardiac arrest

Safety agencies need to address the fact that thousands of people are dying needlessly in high rise and office buildings each year, because EMS simply can’t get to them in time. Arrest victims and rescuers have no access to the only device that can save them – an AED.



New Data Released from CARES Program on SCA’s

Aug 15th, 2011 | By

If a pulse is not restored before EMS transport, additional efforts at the receiving hospital almost invariably fail.



Cheap health insurance vs our deadliest threat

Jul 18th, 2011 | By
heart safety

Given our overweight and aging boomer generation, expect life safety to emerge as a welcome and affordable concept.



No-Hope Highrise to HeartSmart Community with Tandem AED/EMS

Jun 10th, 2011 | By
Tandem AED/EMS

The Tandem AED/EMS strategy has an in-house AED delivering its lifesaving treatment well within four minutes. EMS then arrives some minutes later to consolidate the rescue.



A Silent killer stalking high-rises

Jun 10th, 2011 | By

Living or working in a high-rise just about eliminates your chance of surviving a sudden cardiac arrest.



Resuscitation Networks and VF detection alarms

May 10th, 2011 | By

As we look around for fresh ideas in the cardiac advocacy realm, there are some novel and promising concepts out there.



A Good Day to Die

May 3rd, 2011 | By

The surgeons and firefighters who worked on me all say the key item in surviving a Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the availability of a defibrillator within 2 or 3 minutes.



SCA (Sudden Cardiac Arrest Facts)

Jul 21st, 2010 | By

More people die each year from SCA than the number who die from colorectal cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, auto accidents, AIDS, firearms, and house fires COMBINED.



Strategic placement of AEDs in public locations

Jun 3rd, 2010 | By

Public-access defibrillation with AEDs is being implemented in many countries with considerable financial implications.



The Four Minute Barrier

Jun 2nd, 2010 | By

In large cities traffic and access to building complexes are serious obstacles to SCA rescue vehicles. On-site AEDs and elevators are a lasting and obvious solution.



Improving Police AED Dispatch Efficiency

Apr 29th, 2010 | By

Police dispatchers handle more AED calls than any other agency, and pinpointing which ones are true SCA’s is difficult.