HOW YOU CAN SAVE A LIFE: SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST
TOPIC: Sudden Cardiac Arrest (causes & risk factors), Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
Heart Attack or Sudden Cardiac Arrest: How Are They Different? People often use these terms interchangeably, but they are not synonyms. This course will define the difference between heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), explore what happens and action required if you are face-to-face with an SCA victim.
KEY POINTS TO BE COVERED
- Difference between sudden cardiac arrest and heart disease.
- Heart conditions/factors that can lead to sudden cardiac arrest
- Importance on learning how to administer CPR
- Importance on learning how to use an AED
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
BRENDA BROWN: On August 14, 2016, Dr. Brenda Brown, was training for the CRIM 10-Mile Walk Road Race when she collapsed from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). She was resuscitated by fellow CRIM’s walkers and an AED. Dr. Brown was transported to Hurley Medical Center and later airlifted to the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. Dr. Brown’s survival of such a horrific event was nothing but the grace and mercy of God. After surviving death, she has made it her mission to raise awareness of this hidden, and often deadly, heart condition to all that will listen. The release of her book in 2019, The Day I Forgot But Will Always Remember: Living with Sudden Cardiac Arrest is a story shared among thousands of people who suffer from SCA every day, according to the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation.
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