Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the leading killer in the United States, if not the world. In the USA alone nearly 1000 people die each day from SCA. The Resource Center can help you become better informed and more capable of responding to these critical events.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) occurs when the heart suddenly stops pumping blood effectively

Heart disease does not always affect those in a high-risk category. While heart attack and stroke can usually be caused by circumstances where we have some control, sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) can impact anyone, at any time, anywhere. By increasing our understanding of the differences between heart attack and SCA, we can greatly improve our ability to help save lives. The most important part in any heart-related event is being able to recognize the warning signs of both SCA and heart attacks and act accordingly. What Is Sudden Cardiac Arrest? The term SCA refers to an electrical malfunction within the …

Due to the popularity of reality television, most people have a good idea on how emergency medical calls are handled. Surprisingly, there is societal awareness around the triage assessment procedures used by EMTs and paramedics arriving on scene. These patient assessments allow quick evaluation of treatment options, and are integral to saving the lives of patients with serious injuries or conditions. In the United States initiatives and campaigns are building steam to equip patrol cars and train police officers on medical devices and administration of medications. This buildup utilizes the high number of officers available to respond to calls; reducing strain on paramedics. This quick response is vital for time-critical traumatic events, such as …