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May is Trauma Awareness Month

By | May 9th, 2017|Preparedness|

Our state’s trauma system is comprised of dedicated healthcare professionals delivering compassionate, quality care across 42 state-designated trauma centers (hospitals specializing in trauma care), 200+ emergency medical services agencies, and countless other first responders and heroic bystanders – all serving as a critical link in the trauma chain of survival for tens of thousands of [...]

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National Journal Highlights Telephone CPR Efforts

By | December 9th, 2015|General, Preparedness|

The current issue of the Journal of Emergency Medical Services features an article on Telephone CPR written by Dr. Ben Bobrow, our EMS Medical Director, and Micah Panczyk, our Telephone CPR Program Manager. The article titled, “Telephone CPR Can Optimize Bystander Action in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest” is featured in the journal’s Medtronic Philanthropy and HeartRescue [...]

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EMS Resuscitation Training Session a Success

By | September 17th, 2015|General, Preparedness|

As part of our on-going cardiac resuscitation quality improvement program, the Bureau of EMS and Trauma System along with the University of Arizona (UA) has made tremendous strides in saving lives by translating basic science advancements in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) research into action by emergency providers. The discoveries have led to important changes in national standards and spawned the enormous [...]

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Vision Awards x 2

By | August 14th, 2013|Prevention|

One of the most important aspects of public health is sharing effective, creative ideas with other public health agencies so more people can benefit from what we learn.  Each year the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials highlights really good programs with their Vision Awards.  This year, they selected 2 from Arizona to share [...]

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AZ’s 911 Telephone-Assisted CPR Initiative Goes Global

By | April 12th, 2013|General|

If you’re a regular reader, you know how much value I place on using data to decide if interventions are successful and then sharing successful interventions with others. The way we helped change to hands-only CPR is a great example. We used evidence to craft our intervention (modifying how CPR is done), measured its effectiveness, and [...]

Acute Cardiac Care & Arizona’s EMS System – Setting the National Standard

By | December 4th, 2012|Preparedness|

Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in Arizona (7,600/year).  Because Arizona’s EMS agencies (including more and more 911 centers) have implemented key interventions, the survival rate from Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Arizona has increased by 300% since 2004.  Arizona’s pre-hospital and EMS system has become a model that has been adopted across [...]

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Celebrating a Link in the Chain of Survival

By | November 2nd, 2012|Preparedness|

Every day 15 Arizonans suffer from a cardiac arrest (their heart stops).  That’s 15 yesterday, today and tomorrow- adding up to more than 5,000 people in Arizona per year…  which is more the 5 times the number of folks that die in car crashes.  Saving lives after a cardiac arrest requires several links in the [...]

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Dispatch Interventions

By | June 25th, 2012|Prevention|

About a year ago Ben Bobrow, MD (our EMS Medical Director) came into my office with a great idea to set up a program to train 911 dispatchers in better ways to coach callers through CPR instructions so callers can do a better job before the paramedics get there.  The problem was money.  So I sent him [...]

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Ultra Brief CPR Videos Work

By | March 30th, 2011|Preparedness|

Each year, almost 300,000 people suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in the United States. Survival rates from these events tend to be extremely low. However, research has shown that hands-only bystander CPR can triple survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.  The problem is that bystanders that witness a cardiac arrest only attempt CPR about 26% of the [...]

ADHS Status

By | July 21st, 2010|General, Newborn Screening|

We’ve got a lot to be proud of over the last year and an half.  It’s been hard, I know because of all of the budget reductions and the lower staffing level.  On the other hand, we’ve got an incredible mission and we’re doing a good job.  I often tell people that we work in [...]

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