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This 2-year certification course conforms to the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC, and the 2015 AHA and ARC Guidelines Update for First Aid.

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You may no longer be more likely to go into cardiac arrest on Monday morning, study says

The most common time to experience sudden cardiac arrest could be changing, according to new research.

“The dogma — in fact, this is everywhere, in all the textbooks about sudden cardiac arrest — [is that] the most common time period for people to have a sudden cardiac arrest is early in the morning,” said Dr. Sumeet Chugh, one of the authors of the study published in the journal Heart Rhythm.
Chugh, Price Professor and associate director of the Heart Institute and director of the Heart Rhythm Center at Cedars-Sinai, and his co-authors used the Oregon Sudden Unexpected Death Study to look at 2,631 cases of sudden cardiac arrest.
Of those incidences, the most commonly reported time was the afternoon, when 31.6% of cases happened. Only 13.9% happened in the early morning, 27.6% in the morning and 26.9% in the evening.
The researchers looked at sudden cardiac arrest, an electrical malfunction in the heart, rather than heart attacks, which are blockages, with the understanding that both can happen at the same time.
For Chugh, there were a few ways to explain this change in peak times. Among them is increased accuracy in observations of the timing of the events. Also, treatment is changing for people who experience or could be at risk for sudden cardiac arrest, and medications or other treatments could be affecting their peak times.Another factor may be the shift to a more 24/7 culture.
“Our hypothesis is that in the last decade or two decades, we’ve really changed the way that we behave as human beings. We’ve changed the way that we work. We are constantly wired,” Chugh said. “I would call it an ‘always on’ existence. A lot of people are working all the time, or they’re tied to, or tethered to, a smartphone, almost every instant of the day, sometimes at night.” Others have also considered the idea that new technology could play a part in potential changes in the most common times for cardiac arrest events.
“Maybe because we are constantly working, connected, living in a 24/7 culture, that maybe that’s part of the reason things are a little bit different now. Of course, we don’t know that for sure. This is all observational,” said Dr. Comilla Sasson, vice president of emergency cardiovascular care, science and innovation at the American Heart Association.
Sasson, who was not involved in the new research, said its findings were not necessarily “surprising,” as previous research has had similar results, such as a higher number of cardiac arrests during daytime hours. However, she suggests that this research could mean “we are getting better, hopefully, at capturing when a sudden cardiac arrest event is actually happening.
“The lows are still the lows in terms of the timing, and I think for me, that’s really the take-home point,” she said “There is something to be said about our bodies’ natural circadian rhythms, and I think this tells us that there is something that happens to our bodies overnight.”
Chugh’s research also suggests that Monday may no longer be the most common day of the week for sudden cardiac arrest.

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“Where all previous studies had shown that Mondays were the worst day for sudden cardiac arrest, we couldn’t find that peak either,” he said. When it came to the most common day of the week, the only trend researchers saw was a low number on Sundays.
Sasson believes that research like this can help in two ways.
“I think it helps us plan from an emergency medical services perspective, so when hospitals and primary and first responders need to be thinking about making sure we are staffed appropriately to account for this variation,” she said.
Her second reason is more personal. “I think we need to think a little bit more about … the changes in the way we live, work and play, in terms of our 24/7 culture, [and] what impact that has on our bodies, and whether that is maybe disrupting some of our circadian rhythms,” Sasson said. “It ultimately could be potentially contributing to the idea that maybe we are stressed all throughout the day.”
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The American Heart Association says that there are more than 35,000 incidences of cardiac arrest outside hospitals in the United States every year.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Preventionestimates that approximately 70% to 90% of those who experience sudden cardiac arrest die before reaching a hospital, and approximately 209,000 people are treated in hospitals for cardiac arrest yearly.
Source: https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/14/health/sudden-cardiac-arrest-changing-peak-time-study/index.html

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CPR Saves lives at Food 4 Less

Medford, OR. Fire-Rescue honored four distinct community members, as well as local business, Food 4 Less, on Thursday for their heroic and fast-acting efforts that saved two lives in December.

Over the Christmas holiday, two separate incidents that both involved people going into cardiac arrest, happened a week apart at the same Medford Food 4 Less. According to Medford Fire-Rescue, both patients required a “Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillation (AED).”

The first incident, on December 22nd, began as a reported car crashing into the Food 4 Less building. Several employees and a customer moved quickly to check on the driver and realized she was not responsive or breathing.

They called for help, turned off the car, and pulled her out to begin CPR. One of the employees ran inside the building to retrieve the closest AED. The first arriving Medford Police officer on-scene assisted with CPR until Medford Fire-Rescue firefighters arrived to relieve them. “We happened to be walking by going in shopping and just rendered care to her as we saw fit to what’s going on,” Cliff Maris, local United States Postal Service employee said.

Maris has a history of valiant acts and medical training from his six years in the air force as a Medical Evacuation Specialist 452nd, who served during the first war in Iraq. Maris said helping and taking care of people are the two reasons that motivated him to join the military. “It’s just the training we had in the military that [tells us to] go to it and then take care of the problem instead of running away from it,” Maris said.

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“Due to the rapid and effective CPR performance, the patient arrived to the hospital with a pulse, and a chance,” said Melissa Cano, Emergency Manager for Medford Fire-Rescue.

A week later on December 28th, a Food 4 Less employee was alerted of an unresponsive person, hunched over on a bench. The very same employee who assisted in the previous week’s incident again responded, and was instrumental in the life-saving efforts. They acted swiftly: calling for help, starting CPR, and even issuing a shock from the store AED before the first responders arrived.

“Both incidents are a true testament to the willingness of those in our community to help a person in need,” said Cano. “Medford Fire-Rescue is not only proud to recognize these individuals, but highlight the importance of being properly trained in CPR. Every community member can potentially assist others, and even, save a life.”

 

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Why you should know the difference between Sudden Cardiac Arrest and a Heart attack…

Often times sudden cardiac arrest and heart attack are used synonymously. In truth, the two are very different from one another.

Sudden cardiac arrest is when the heart malfunctions and suddenly stops beating. A heart attack is when blood flow to the heart is blocked.

In short, a heart attack is about “circulation” and sudden cardiac arrest is an “electrical” problem.

 

Heart Attack

A heart attack occurs when a blocked artery prevents oxygen-rich blood from reaching a section of the heart. If the blocked artery is not reopened quickly, the part of the heart normally nourished begins to die. The longer a person goes without receiving treatment, greater damage will be done to the heart. Symptoms can occur almost immediately. Materializing as a sharp pain in the chest, and may travel to the arm, shoulder and back. The symptoms may occur slowly over days or weeks prior to a heart attack. These symptoms often appear as shortness of breath or heartburn. Unlike with sudden cardiac arrest, the heart usually doesn’t stop beating during a heart attack.

 

Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Sudden cardiac arrest occurs suddenly and very often without warning. It is when the heart abruptly begins to beat in an abnormal or irregular rhythm called (arrhythmia). Without organized electrical activity in the heart muscle, there is no consistent contraction of the ventricles, which results in the heart’s inability to generate an adequate cardiac output. With its pumping action disrupted, the heart cannot pump blood to the brain, lungs and other organs. Within seconds a person will lose consciousness and have no pulse. Death can occur within minutes if the victim does not receive immediate treatment.

Heart attacks do increase the risk for sudden cardiac arrest. Other heart conditions can also increase the likelihood for sudden cardiac arrest as well. These conditions include a thickened heart cardiomyopathyheart failure, arrhythmias, particularly ventricular fibrillation, and long Q-T syndrome.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest

A cardiac arrest victim can be saved if treated immediately. First, **call 9-1-1 for emergency medical services. Then get a Defibrillator (AED) automated external defibrillator if one is available and use it as soon as it arrives. Begin CPR immediately and continue until professional emergency medical personnel arrive. If two people are available, one should begin CPR immediately while the other calls 9-1-1 and finds the Defibrillator.

Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death

There are over 320,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur annually in the United States. By performing Hands-Only CPR, you can double or even triple a victim’s chance of survival.

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One New Years Resolution For Anyone – Learn CPR

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Here’s a Life-Saving New Years Resolution for anyone – Learn CPR

Green Guard offers weekly CPR classes for companies and groups, Green Guard’s CPRAED and First Aid training program will help employers meet OSHA and other federal and state regulatory requirements for training employees how to respond and care for medical emergencies at work.

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The Perfect Gift for Christmas – First Aid/CPR Certification

CPR/First Aid – Corporate and Group Classes

Need a new idea for the perfect Christmas gift for your employees?

Green Guard offers weekly CPR classes for companies and groups, Green Guard’s CPRAED and First Aid training program will help employers meet OSHA and other federal and state regulatory requirements for training employees how to respond and care for medical emergencies at work.

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CPR/First Aid – 2019 Corporate and Group Classes

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Just days after learning CPR, local girl saves a life

Just six short days after becoming certified in Basic Life Support and CPR, Teonna Harris, a dental assisting student from Parkesburg, PA. had to put those skills to use in her own home.

On Saturday, Nov. 10, just hours before graduation, Harris’ grandmother went into cardiac arrest in their family home. Without hesitation, she began performing chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth breathing. Those same skills she learned days before, allowed her to save her grandmother, who is now recovering in a local hospital.

“Had it not been for the generosity of a local training provider, the outcome could have been tragic for this local family,” said Sean MacCrory.

CPR can be life-saving first aid and increases the person’s chances of survival if started soon after the heart has stopped beating. If no CPR is performed, it only takes three to four minutes for the person to become brain dead due to a lack of oxygen. Harris said she is glad she learned the new skills.

Source: https://www.dailylocal.com/news/local/just-days-after-learning-cpr-local-girl-saves-a-life/article_f9c65204-e6ae-11e8-b73a-833bcd1765a2.html

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Bus driver, first responders honored for saving teen in cardiac arrest

A group of first responders and a school bus driver in Rowlett were honored Wednesday for saving a 16-year old boy.

Bus driver Jim Griffin deserves most of the credit as what he saw and what he did helped make the happy reunion possible. “God just puts people where he needs them to be when He needs them to be there,” Griffin said.

Griffin was driving his regular school bus route on Brownlee Boulevard on Sept. 28 when he saw something that stopped him in his tracks.

“I rolled down the street and about another 60 yards, there’s a body lying in the street,” Griffin said.

He immediately got out and dialed 911.

“He’s face down in the street, I reach down, I feel for a pulse, there isn’t one,” Griffin said.

The 911 dispatcher told him to start CPR. He can be seen in dash camera video as police arrived, furiously trying to keep the teen alive. Griffin says as he rolled the teen over, he recognized his face.

 

It was Nabil Mohmoud, 16, who was born with a heart defect but had it repaired when he was born. He’d never had any problems until that day, when he forgot his wallet at home and ran back to get it.

Doctors say the rush back to the bus stop caused a sudden irregular rhythm in his heart and he collapsed in the street.

“I turned the corner and I ran, I think the middle of the street here is where I passed out is what they told me,” Mohmoud said. Griffin performed CPR until Rowlett police and paramedics arrived to jump in and help.

“At that point in time, you’re in cardiac arrest, you don’t have a pulse, you are for all intents and purposes dead. The only thing keeping you alive at that point in time is CPR,” said Dr. Jared Wolf, emergency medicine physician, Baylor Scott & White. That CPR bought enough time to revive the teen and get him to the ER.

“This amazing thing, that many people helped save his life, you know. That’s a good thing,” said dad Fakher Abdulamir.Mohmoud, words weren’t enough, but he was extremely thankful.

“I just want to thank them for everything,” he said. All were given an award for their efforts, but griffin says he already has his reward.

“The best thing that ever happened was he came back to my bus,” Griffin said.

 

Source: http://www.fox4news.com/news/bus-driver-first-responders-honored-for-saving-teen-in-cardiac-arrest

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