May 2022

Learning Community Meeting - May 17, 2022

Launch of HeartSafe Home Campaign

70% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur at home. Performing CPR immediately can double or triple the chance of survival.

The HeartSafe Home campaign urges Washtenaw and Livingston County members to develop a plan with their household members and practice regularly in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest.

Website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram launching soon!

Look out for #heartsafehome

Discussion about the new campaign

Meeting participants discussed their impressions of the campaign and how to best utilize the resources available and make valuable contributions.

  • There is excitement and an overall positive sentiment surrounding the campaign and new logo.

  • Lots of ideas about using various social media platforms to spread the message and to expand this beyond just the Washtenaw and Livingston counties

  • Success of this campaign will be measured by the level of engagement through social media and implementation of HeartSafe Home plans

  • Many community resources that can help spread the word, such as County Health Departments, local radio stations, schools, clinics, and libraries. Reaching out to larger organizations such as the American Heart Association and the Red Cross may also be helpful.

Every year, June 1-7 is National CPR-AED Awareness Week. This week puts a spotlight on the importance of learning CPR and how to use an AED to save lives.

Shareable resources and templates can be found here.

This meeting included updates on the aims of the M-RISE Population Project.

  • For new members, M-RISE is a four-year research center aimed to improve neurological outcomes from cardiac arrest.

  • AIM 2: Engage an OHCA learning community to develop a set of prioritized, high-yield interventions for shortening population-level time-to-first-treatment during OHCA

    • HeartSafe Home Campaign

  • AIM 3: Develop a simulation-based training and assessment platform to determine the effectiveness of new interventions in shortening time-to-first-treatment for OHCA

    • SIM Center Intranasal spray study