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Cardiac Arrest Survival

By | January 5th, 2015|Preparedness|

Sudden cardiac arrest continued to be a leading cause of death in Arizona during 2014 (7,600/ year), but we also had some promising results.  A few years ago our Bureau of EMS & Trauma System enticed dozens of AZ hospitals to become a Cardiac Receiving Centers. The initiative helps hospitals provide treatments scientifically proven to [...]

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Dramatic Results from AZ’s Cardiac Arrest Receiving Center Initiative

By | July 30th, 2014|General|

A few years ago our Bureau of EMS & Trauma System enticed dozens of AZ hospitals to become a Cardiac Receiving Centers.  The initiative helps hospitals provide treatments scientifically proven to improve a patient’s survival rate (like using therapeutic hypothermia to improve the chances of survival).  The program also includes protocols for the pre-hospital teams [...]

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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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