Mandatory Arrhythmia Awareness in all CPR Classes

Mandatory Arrhythmia Awareness in all CPR Classes

This year, like every year, more than 7,700 people age 35 and under will die suddenly of cardiac causes in the US and Canada.  Roughly half of them will experience fainting episodes or exhibit other definitive warning signs in the months, weeks and days prior to their...

Lock & Key versus Willy Nilly

Finding the right balance for AED deployment   Everything under the stars, whether made by man or found in nature, is seeking equilibrium. All forces seen and unseen gravitate toward Momma Bear – not to hot, not cold, but just right. Canada’s national...

The First Commandment of Resuscitation

The First and Great Commandment of Resuscitation -Thou Shalt not have a Favourite Link in the “Chain of Survival” It is called a chain because every link is critical. No one who truly understands how resuscitation works would lobby government for funding...

Three Thoughts for CPR Instructors and Students

Every person that attends CPR training represents a potential life giving resource, like a bottle of water in the desert, their attendance cannot be squandered. The next time you teach or take a certification level CPR course it may be helpful to keep these three...

Defibrillators versus Tasers

The front page of my hometown newspaper, The Hamilton Spectator, carried a story recently on a Police Department request for $1 million for the purchase of Tasers. I was struck by the similarity between the price of an X26 Taser and a top of the line Automated...

A Five Point Cardiac Arrest Prevention Strategy for Canadian Schools

Greater Awareness of the Warning Signs will prevent SCA in Youth   Here is an excerpt from an article written on research presented by Dr. Andrew Krahn at the 2012 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress.“Our research gives us an idea of the scope of the problem – there...
Inherited Heart Rhythm Disorder Questionnaire

Inherited Heart Rhythm Disorder Questionnaire

Answer these questions about your family and children every few of years   An underlying Inherited Heart Rhythm Disorder is often the cause of sudden cardiac death in young people. These diseases claim as many as 700 young lives in Canada every year. While the...

PACED is Preventing Paediatric Mortality

PACED is Parents Advocating for Cardiac Education PACED  is a dedicated group of individuals and families affected by Inherited Heart Rhythm Disorders advocating for greater awareness and identification of these diseases. Our primary goal is to build communities that...