SaveMIHeart Annual Conference Friday, April 29
Western Michigan University, Homer M.D. Stryker School of Medicine, Kalamazoo
See the website for details about this day-long conference and information about how to register.
Learn CPR During Your Lunch Hour!
Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 12 pm
Join the American Heart Association for a Hands-Only CPR demonstration! When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately receiving CPR from someone nearby. About 90% of people who suffer a cardiac arrest outside of the hospital die. However, receiving CPR can double or triple the victims chance of survival!
We’ll share the story of a young West Michigan resident whose life was saved by CPR. Do you have the confidence to perform CPR if needed?
Through our free Virtual CPR Demonstration, you can learn how to perform this lifesaving skill and also hear from survivors who have experienced a need for CPR first hand.
We would like to extend a special thank you to Consumers Credit Union for sponsoring this event.
This is a Friends and Family course and will not be suitable for professional training needs.
Note: You must register via the ZOOM link to get details for the event.
Nomination deadline: October 15, 2021
Bystander intervention often means the difference between life and death for victims of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). In fact, survival rates can triple when bystanders act quickly and decisively. The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation’s People Saving People™ Award honors 'ordinary' people with extraordinary spirits who helped save the lives of SCA victims.
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MI HEARTSafe School Criteria
For application help, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Cardiac Emergency Response Plan (MI law 2014)
Cardiac Emergency Response Team
– 10% of all staff
– 50% of coaches
– 100% of varsity head coaches & PE staff
AEDs – visible, accessible, maintained
Cardiac Emergency Response Drills (virtual drills are acceptable this year)
Athletic Pre-participation Screening form– exertion can be a trigger for arrest
The 2020-2021 MI HEARTSafe School online applications will open in January 2021. They will be due May 15, 2021.
Plan now, work on criteria soon, apply by May 15th, and prepare to be AWARDED next year!
July 14, 2020, 4-5 p.m.
The Value of Data Collection and Analysis
Guest speakers: Bryan McNally, MD and Mike Levy, MD
Dr. McNally is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia and Visiting Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Duke National University in Singapore. Dr. McNally is the Executive Director of the CARES (Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival) a CDC founded quality improvement program to increase survival for out-of hospital cardiac arrest in the United States.
Michael Levy, MD, FACEP, FACP, FAEMS, is an EMS physician and emergency medicine physician practicing in Anchorage, Alaska with a specific practice focus on improving community outcomes in life-threatening time-critical emergencies.
MI HeartSafe Designation Given to 111 Schools for 2019-2020 School Year During COVID-19 Epidemic
596 Schools Receive Designation Over Seven-Year History
LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Departments of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Education (MDE), American Heart Association, Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) and Michigan Alliance for Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death of the Young (MAP-SCDY) are recognizing 111 schools for the 2019-2020 school year for keeping up with preparedness efforts.
Even though school looks different this year with virtual or hybrid instruction, preparation for cardiac emergencies is still important. Since the MI HEARTSafe School Program began in 2013, 596 school buildings have been recognized. To receive a MI HEARTSafe School designation, schools must have:
A written medical emergency response plan and team that can respond to an emergency during school hours and after-school activities and sports.
Current CPR/AED certification of at least 10 percent of staff and 50 percent of coaches, including 100 percent of head varsity coaches and P.E. staff.
Accessible, properly maintained and inspected AEDs with signs identifying locations.
Annual cardiac emergency response drills.
Pre-participation sports screening of all student athletes using the current physical and history form endorsed by MHSAA.
“Sudden cardiac death claims the lives of more than 300 Michigan children and young adults annually,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, MDHHS chief medical executive and chief deputy for health. “Although much of the focus this year has been on COVID-19, ensuring our schools are prepared for cardiac emergencies is still of vital importance and can save lives.
Keeping up with the MI HEARTSafe School criteria is vital for maintaining a safe environment even if school is not in session in the traditional form. Resources to help meet the criteria during the COVID-19 pandemic is available on the MI HEARTSafe School website. MAP-SCDY will also be hosting a virtual workshop to educate schools on how to become a MI HEARTSafe School including program implementation, tips on how to perform virtual drills and more.
“Whether or not students and staff are in schools or are teaching and learning at a distance, it’s essential to prepare to respond to sudden cardiac emergencies,” said State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice. “Schools that train staff so that the schools become Michigan’s HEARTSafe schools provide an extra measure of safety for their students and staff.”
This is MI HEARTSafe Schools program’s seventh year. The designation lasts for three years, and this year 10 schools received their third MI HEARTSafe award. Currently, 476 schools are designated as MI HEARTSafe Schools.
June 24, 2019
The LHS for OHCA Learning Community is a key partner in the University of Michigan's 'M-RISE' Research Program, which was selected as an American Heart Association Strategically Focused Research Network.
Michigan Health Lab Blog: "'M-RISE' Research Program Aims to Prevent Brain Damage Caused by Cardiac Arrest"
American Heart Association Program News: "More than $14 million awarded for new research on arrhythmias and sudden cardiac arrest"
Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation News: "'M-RISE' research program aims to prevent brain damage caused by cardiac arrest"