On Sunday, October 10, 2021, the UC Flight Nurses and Walton Fire Department hosted a three-hour event surrounding the importance of CPR training.
Our staff trained on how to perform CPR while discussing:
Basics of Prevention
- Talk to your pediatrician or primary care physician about SCA, especially if there is a family history of sudden death prior to age 40.
- Schedule a screening, including a thorough medical history, family history and physical examination, and engage further evaluation, which may include an EKG or echocardiogram, to help detect any heart condition in your child or young adult.
- Ask the school’s Athletic Director about their AED accessibility and readiness process.
In the Moment (Statistics)
- The chance of survival decreases by 10% every minute after collapse.
- The average EMS response time is 6-8 minutes.
- The single greatest factor affecting survival is the time from cardiac arrest to defibrillation (shock).
- AEDs improve survival through early defibrillation.
Cameron’s Cause Foundation is a 501(c)3 Non Profit Organization partners with Northern Kentucky Emergency Medical Systems (NKEMS) in educating, training, and placing Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in sporting locations, so they can save the lives of athletes, their families and their fans.