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Hands-Only CPR Kiosks Debuting at Airports Near You

In my role at the American Heart Association, I travel on a regular basis and spend lots of time in airports waiting to catch flights. It’s amazing the amount of foot traffic that airports see on a daily basis. Approximately 176,000 passengers pass through my hometown airport, Dallas-Ft. Worth, every day. Thinking about the number of people who sit for [...]

By |March 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|52 Comments

Five for February: American Heart Month

Throughout the month of February, our organization works diligently to remind Americans to focus on their hearts and encourage them to get their families, friends and communities involved. We’re also getting the world involved through collaborative efforts with many countries, primarily within Europe, South America, Africa, and most recently, China. How did February become American Heart Month? Valentine’s Day and [...]

By |February 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Introducing Our New Instructor Community

Last year I was approached by an Instructor who suggested that he, his colleagues and American Heart Association might benefit from a social sharing and networking site (he called it a mash-up of LinkedIn and Facebook). Instructors are the public face of the AHA, and together we should be able to share our stories and have meaningful conversation. A social [...]

By |January 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|23 Comments

Further Your Resuscitation Knowledge at our Regional Conferences

Note from John: Back by popular demand, we are excited to announce another series of our Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Regional Conferences that are designed to deepen knowledge around resuscitation science. I’ve asked my colleague Michael Smith, MPH, EMT-B and our Director of ECC Network Relations to write a guest blog post about these highly engaging and informative conferences. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [...]

By |January 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|4 Comments

Give the Gift of Lifesaving CPR This Holiday Season

At the American Heart Association, we believe preparation is the essential key to saving lives and that’s why we are constantly trying to find ways to make consumers feel prepared and comfortable in emergency situations. We often hear that bystanders are unsure what to do when there is an emergency situation and they don’t know how to administer the lifesaving [...]

By |December 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Response to The New York Times article: CPR Survival Rates Can Differ Greatly by City

In a recent article titled, “CPR Survival Rates Can Differ Greatly by City,” The New York Times wrote about the discrepancies in survival rates across the country and even in the hospital setting. We thank The New York Times for highlighting the importance of creating a culture of action to improve survival from cardiac arrest. As a leader in resuscitation [...]

By |December 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|3 Comments

AHA Resuscitation Science Symposium – A Baker’s Dozen

Note from John: This year's Resuscitation Science Symposium (ReSS), being held in Orlando from November 7th-9th, is the 13th annual meeting of what has grown to be the world's premiere gathering of researchers, scientists and clinicians presenting and debating the latest discoveries in cardiac and trauma resuscitation. I’ve asked my colleague Brian Eigel, VP of ECC Science and Product Development, [...]

By |November 6th, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Working Together to Raise Awareness of Leading Global Killer of Women: Cardiovascular Disease

At the American Heart Association, we are committed to building lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke not just in the United States, but worldwide. Today, at the 26th Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology in Beijing, I am happy to announce the American Heart Association has signed a licensing agreement with the China Heart Federation (CHF) to educate women [...]

By |October 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

AHA Employee Helps Save a Life With CPR

With the release of our 2015 Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC last week, we stressed that people should continue to jump in quickly to give CPR to speed up the rescue of cardiac arrest victims. The guidelines, published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, highlight how quick action, proper training, use of technology and coordinated efforts can [...]

By |October 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|4 Comments

2015 Guidelines Update Released Today

Every five years, we undergo a rigorous international evaluation process that involves hundreds of resuscitation scientists and experts who evaluate thousands of peer-reviewed publications to update our Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC). The guidelines, published today in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association and are based off the latest resuscitation research, have been [...]

By |October 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments