Navigation Links
Staying Alive!
Date:5/29/2009

GENEVA, Ohio, May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A youth collapses at school...during a game...at camp. You hear small gasping, gurgly noises. Snorting, gurgling, moaning or labored breathing noises are often misinterpreted. Sometimes it looks like a seizure - but it's not. It's Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Don't lose precious time. What do you do now? Call for help, call 9-1-1, start doing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) doing chest compressions to the beat of the Bee Gees' song "Staying Alive" and send someone to get the automated external defibrillator (AED) immediately. Does everyone know where the AED is? Can anyone get it at a moment's notice? You have 3-5 minutes to defibrillate that youth's heart before brain damage occurs; chance for survival decreases by 10% with every passing minute.

June 1-7 is National CPR and AED Awareness Week. Parent Heart Watch urges everyone to learn CPR and AED use and become better informed about the importance of having publicly accessible AEDs in schools, at sporting events and practices, and having on-site people trained in CPR and AED use who can promptly implement the vital links of the cardiac chain-of-survival: 1) Early recognition of SCA; 2) Early access to 911; 3) Early CPR; 4) Early defibrillation; and 5) Early advanced care. Survival rates from SCA can increase dramatically when these vital links are followed.

An AED is a medical device designed to quickly analyze the heart's rhythm and safely deliver an electric shock, if needed. An AED will not shock someone if the heart rhythm is not life-threatening. Most AEDs guide the user through the rescue process with simple audible and visual prompts.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the leading cause of death in the United States, claiming the lives of over 350,000 people each year; and thousands are youth. The incidence of SCA in youth is greatly underestimated as no national reporting system exists to track these devastating events.

About Parent Heart Watch

Parent Heart Watch (PHW) is the national voice protecting youth from sudden cardiac arrest and preventable sudden cardiac death. Parent Heart Watch leads and empowers others by sharing information, educating and advocating for change. The vision of PHW is to eliminate preventable disabilities and death of youth caused by sudden cardiac arrest. For more information visit, www.ParentHeartWatch.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Parent Heart Watch
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Target Corporation Makes Getting and Staying Healthy Easier
2. Preventing Dangerous Slips and Falls: The American Foundation for the Blind Launches New Video Series on Staying Safe at Home
3. Staying Slim Is Good for the Environment
4. The ALS Association's 'ALS Across America' Focuses On Staying Positive and Involved
5. Staying Healthy in 2009
6. Staying Healthy in a Tough Economy
7. Staying Warm with the Help of Equal Health
8. Anti-Aging Miracle Physicians Have Been Waiting for is Finally Here : Free Book Available From Natural Health News Report Reveals the Secret to Staying Young
9. On Staying Alives 10th Anniversary, Gym Class Heroes Singer Travis McCoy Named 2009 Foundation Ambassador
10. Staying Healthy This Holiday Season Can be as Easy as Life123
11. MTVs Staying Alive Marks Ten Years of Empowering Young People in Their Fight against HIV and AIDS
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... April 25, 2017 , ... Vetoquinol USA® ... introducing Flexadin UCII, part of the EQUISTRO line, at this week’s Rolex Kentucky ... horses at the immunologic level. , The scientifically-developed Flexadin UCII supports the body’s ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... Michael Vick announced his retirement earlier ... position. The former overall number one pick in the 2001 NFL Draft, to the ... the record for the most career rushing yards by a quarterback (6,109) and the ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... NEPC Director Kevin ... of Education Research Award. The award honors scholars exemplary in their capacity to ... scholar who has demonstrated the capacity to deepen the public’s understanding and appreciation ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) , ... April 24, 2017 , ... ... T-Fal OptiGrill, Oxiclean, Space Bag, Sonicare Toothbrush, Juiceman Juicer, and the George Foreman Grill ... than perhaps any other marketer in the last 25 years. , Now, due to ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... April 24, 2017 , ... ... that they are seeking public support to bring their novel lifesaving device for ... wearable device packed with medical-grade sensors, specially designed to read a child’s vital ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/18/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition ... their offering. ... devices market to grow at a CAGR of 6.35% during the ... 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with ... its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes ...
(Date:4/18/2017)... and BLOOMINGTON, Minn. , April ... IMMY ) ("Imprimis"), an ophthalmology-focused pharmaceutical company, ... Lens"), today announced the signing of a three-year ... Lens will deploy a dedicated sales team to ... the U.S., primarily focused in 13 states in ...
(Date:4/18/2017)... 2017 Research and Markets has announced ... Molecular Imaging Equipment and Radiopharmaceuticals Market, Forecast to 2023" ... ... revenues as well as growth in the number of unit ... to market participants that design and manufacture molecular imaging equipment. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: