Drs. Braun, Holloway Announce Nationwide Program Study Results "Incorporating the General Workforce into SCA Response Plan" at Citizen CPR Foundation Event, Las Vegas.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Emergency University, a trailblazer for emergency response system design, blended emergency medical training and innovative response technologies, announced today that its Medical Director Dr. Odelia Braun and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Employee Safety and Health Services Manager Tom Holloway, Ph.D., will present their research findings "Incorporating the General Workforce into your SCA Response Plan" at the Citizen CPR Foundation-Emergency Cardiac Care Update (ECCU) in Las Vegas on June 5, 2014. The speakers' presentation highlights the results of Emergency University's Worksafe™ Program designed to quickly facilitate a planned, organized and practiced sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) response 100 percent of the time.
Drs. Holloway and Braun will be joined by Emergency University Director of Training Frank Poliafico, R.N., to discuss critical features of the FAA's nationwide PAD (public access defibrillation) program to ensure an effective emergency response. The program was implemented nationwide to 45,000 employees at 177 FAA facilities and included 1,100 Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). After studying the behavioral barriers required to execute an effective emergency response, the authors developed and implemented specific targeted training programs designed to bridge gaps in training, infrastructure and technology.
"More than 330,000 Americans are the victims of an SCA every year – the vast majority in their workplace or home. Even though AEDs may be available, less than three percent of bystanders actually respond to an SCA victim by administering CPR and using an AED. Survival remains a matter of luck," said Emergency University CEO Doron Braun. "Our WorkSafe Program will transform what has previously been left up to luck into a strategy of predictable success."
In addition to presenting their research, Dr. Braun will also introduce EU Alert!, Emergency University's SCA patented smartphone application that will be provided to employees as part of the company's WorkSafe Program. The application immediately alerts trained responders in the facility and pinpoints the exact location of the closest operational AED.
"Statistically, the most likely person to discover a cardiac arrest victim is an untrained bystander. With EU Alert! every employee can play a vital role by using the app to summon trained internal responders," said Braun. "As EU Alert! improves emergency response rates by 97 percent and ultimately saves lives, we consider it the "missing link" in the chain of survival."
About Emergency University
Emergency University assists corporations and government agencies in the design and implementation of life-saving internal emergency response systems, including comprehensive preparedness training, SCA response programs and early notification technologies. In 1989, Emergency University staff tripled SCA survival in San Francisco when they launched the first major urban AED program in the US designed specifically for non‐healthcare professionals. In addition to LinkedIn, Emergency University provides emergency response system implementation and training to major corporations including Cisco, Twitter, Levi-Strauss, CSX Transportation, Zynga, Procter & Gamble, and Norfolk Southern. Emergency University also provides CPR/AED training to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as part of its Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) Program -- the largest in the nation. The FAA’s PAD Program has achieved an unprecedented 100% SCA response rate and 75% survival rate for instances of witnessed cardiac arrest. More information about Emergency University is available at 1-866-233-4357 and http://www.emergencyuniversity.com