Resuscitate!: How Your Community Can Improve Survival from Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Paperback | January 28, 2009

byMickey S. Eisenberg

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Sudden cardiac arrest can strike anyone at any time. But in many cities, people who suffer sudden cardiac arrest are up to 46 times more likely to die than those who experience cardiac arrest in Seattle and King County, Washington, or Rochester, Minnesota--an astonishing and completely preventable variance in survival rates.

In Resuscitate!, Mickey S. Eisenberg, an expert in emergency medical services (EMS), identifies fifty factors associated with the likelihood of surviving cardiac arrest and lays out twenty-five specific steps involved in raising a community's cardiac arrest survival rate. He offers recommendations for immediate and long-term improvement of EMS services, with actions that can be taken at local and national levels that will ultimately benefit anyone who needs emergency care, for any reason.

This book will be valuable for EMS medical directors, administrators and supervisors, and personnel - paramedics, EMTs, dispatchers - as well as elected officials, health services administrators, and concerned citizens. In short, this book is for everyone who wants to learn what we can all do to help more people survive sudden cardiac arrest.

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Sudden cardiac arrest can strike anyone at any time. But in many cities, people who suffer sudden cardiac arrest are up to 46 times more likely to die than those who experience cardiac arrest in Seattle and King County, Washington, or Rochester, Minnesota--an astonishing and completely preventable variance in survival rates.In Resusci...

For more than thirty years, Mickey S. Eisenberg, M.D., Ph.D., has played a leading role in developing King County, Washington's emergency response to cases of sudden cardiac arrest, a system recognized as among the very best in the nation. He is Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington and Medical Director of King County E...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 10.03 × 7 × 0.73 inPublished:January 28, 2009Publisher:University Of Washington PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Roger D. White, M.D.PrefaceAcknowledgmentsGuide to Terminology

1. How We Die Suddenly2. A History of Resuscitation3. Causes of Sudden Cardiac Death4. A Profile of Sudden Cardiac Arrest5. Who Will Live and Who Will Die?6. Location, Location, Location: Best Places to have a Cardiac Arrest7. What Can Your Community Do?8. A Completed Life9. The Paradox of Technology10. A Plan of Action

Appendix 1. Incidence and Prevalence of Coronary Artery Disease and Cardiac ArrestAppendix 2. Web Site: www.survivecardiacarrest.orgAppendix 3. Web Site: www.learncpr.orgAppendix 4. Web Site: www.learnaed.orgAppendix 5. The Resuscitation Outcomes ConsortiumNotesIndex

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Sudden cardiac arrest can strike anyone at any time. But in many cities, people who suffer sudden cardiac arrest are up to 46 times more likely to die than those who experience cardiac arrest in Seattle and King County, Washington, or Rochester, Minnesota--an astonishing and completely preventable variance in survival rates.In Resuscitate!, Mickey S. Eisenberg, an expert in emergency medical services (EMS), identifies fifty factors associated with the likelihood of surviving cardiac arrest and lays out twenty-five specific steps involved in raising a community's cardiac arrest survival rate. He offers recommendations for immediate and long-term improvement of EMS services, with actions that can be taken at local and national levels that will ultimately benefit anyone who needs emergency care, for any reason.This book will be valuable for EMS medical directors, administrators and supervisors, and personnel - paramedics, EMTs, dispatchers - as well as elected officials, health services administrators, and concerned citizens. In short, this book is for everyone who wants to learn what we can all do to help more people survive sudden cardiac arrest.What is your community's survival rate? How can you improve it? This book is a must read for all EMS personnel, EMS administrators, and EMS medical directors, as well as public health leaders and elected officials in every community. - Mohamud Daya, M.D., M.S., Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University and EMS Medical Director, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue