How is the AHA leading the way in Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)?

In writing this last post as a junior blogger, I decided to highlight the tremendous efforts by the American Heart Association (AHA) to improve cardiovascular care in the field of cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). As we know, the AHA is a worldwide leader in first aid, CPR, and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training … Read more

We Need to Be Better About Recognizing Sudden Cardiac Arrest

“10-year-old dies of an apparent heart attack on Delta flight,” “High School Football Player Dies Suddenly,” “Teen Dies on the Court,”— these stories shock the community, cause people to ask questions, and are too soon forgotten. We need to be better about recognizing cardiac arrest in the young, and that starts with better cardiac arrest … Read more

Paradigm Shifts In Resuscitation

We go through a series of paradigm shifts during our childhood and development: the moments that change our outlook on the world around us and how we influence it. “There’s a whole world outside of my home!” “People can be really cruel!” “Sharing is caring.” “Chicken pox are contagious!” Similar shifts occur in our development … Read more