To raise awareness about Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and how prevention readiness through CPR training and Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) availability can help save the lives of those inflicted, decreasing the alarming number of casualties every year. We will increase positive outcomes by educating and preparing the community through local events and fundraising efforts.
About Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death among adults over the age of 40 in the United States and other countries. In the U.S. alone, approximately 424,000 people of all ages experience SCA each year and nine out of 10 victims die. In fact, the number of people who die each year from SCA is roughly equivalent to the number who die from Alzheimers disease, assault with firearms, breast cancer, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer, diabetes, HIV, house fires, motor vehicle accidents, prostate cancer and suicides combined. SCA is a life-threatening condition, but it can be treated successfully through early intervention with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), defibrillation, advanced cardiac life support, and mild therapeutic hypothermia. When bystanders intervene by giving CPR and using automated external defibrillators (AEDs) before EMS arrives, four out of 10 victims survive
CPR Facts and Stats
In 1891 Dr. Fredrich Maass performed the first documented chest compression in humans. In 1903 Dr. George Crile reported the first successful use of external chest compression in human resuscitation. More than 100 years later, most Americans do not know how to perform CPR. Given properly and immediately to sudden cardiac arrest victims, CPR can save lives. Educate and reeducate yourself and your loved ones in CPR to be prepared.