The Charles County Department of Emergency Services is taking a significant step to improve outcomes, announcing the implementation of two resuscitation quality improvement programs that prepare public safety responders and 9-1-1 specialists in providing high-quality CPR when responding to cardiac arrest events.
High-quality CPR is one of the few interventions proven to enhance neurologically intact survival from cardiac arrest.
All New Jersey Transit trains will be required to have resuscitation tools on board under a new law being proposed after a passenger suffered a deadly heart attack last week.
This week, the Phoenix Fire Dept. received the Masimo Award from the Congressional Fire Services Institute for the creation and implementation of Mobile Stroke Unit-1 with Barrow Neurological Institute in the city of Phoenix.
Hosted by NHTSA’s Office of EMS on Tuesday, November 19 at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
They live on opposite sides of the country, but nothing was going to stop this reunion.
The Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) Program, the largest registry in the U.S. and internationally that collects data on survival rates from out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA), is expanding its reach with a goal of including all 50 states in the U.S. and the District of Columbia in its registry, thanks to additional and new support from a public-private collaboration.
JEMS Editor Emeritus A.J. Heightman assisted Take Heart America and Dr. Keith Lurie in bringing miraculous cardiac arrest survivor Greg Eubanks and his wife Laura to Paris to surprise Alina Health System Medical Director Charles Wick and the audience. A.J.'a exclusive JEMS article and video interview will be coming soon on jems.com.
JEMS Editor Emeritus A.J. Heightman is in Paris, France attending the 2nd Annual International State of the Future of Resuscitation.
James Bates of Mantua, Ohio was driving for work on Sept. 12, when he began experiencing chest pains. They went on for about an hour before he pulled over in a parking lot and called 911.