Resuscitate!: How Your Community Can Improve Survival from Sudden Cardiac Arrest available in Paperback
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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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About the Author
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 Emergency Medical Services.
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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
What People are Saying About This
Few, if any, are as committed to reversing early death from sudden cardiac arrest as Mickey Eisenberg. He is a key leader in one of the world's premier EMS systems, and Resuscitate! informs others how to achieve similar results.
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.
This book was transformative to me and to the EMS system in Durham, North Carolina. I read it cover to cover and attended the Resuscitation Academy. Eisenberg and his colleagues gave me the knowledge, the tools, and the inspiration to improve resuscitation in Durham. Step by step we are getting better and more lives are being saved.
If you care about sudden cardiac arrest in your community and how emergency medical services respond to this critical emergency, I can think of no more important book than this.
Eisenberg has done a remarkable job in articulating the steps to be taken for communities to improve survival from sudden cardiac arrest. Resuscitate! is a 'best in class' and one of a kind guide that provides inspiration as well as direction in translating resuscitatioin science into practice. It is essential for all those who seek to establish strategies to improve survival and quality of life for cardiac arrest victims whose hearts are 'too young to die.'.
Loaded with research from leaders in cardiac resuscitation, Resuscitate! is written in an easy to read, comprehensive, and logical approach that can be easily understood by all. It presents ideas for immediate changes in daytoday operations as well as insight for future planning.