For everyone who wants to learn what we can all do to help more people survive sudden cardiac arrest
Foreword by Roger D. White, M.D.PrefaceAcknowledgmentsGuide to Terminology1. 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 ActionAppendix 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
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.
"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." From the Foreword by Roger D. White, M.D., Mayo Clinic, and Medical Director, City of Rochester and Olmsted County Early Defibrillation Program "Few, if any, are as committed to reversing early death from sudden cardiac arrest as Mickey Eisenberg. I am unaware of any other EMS Medical Director who personally inquires into every cardiac arrest in their system, has assimilated the amount of knowledge and effected such tremendous change in their EMS system. He is a key leader in one of the world's premier EMS systems, and Resuscitate! informs others how to achieve similar results." Joe Penner, Executive Director, Medic/Mecklenburg EMS, Charlotte, NC "Resuscitate! will help you measurably improve the effectiveness of your community's EMS resuscitation effort. Loaded with research from leaders in cardiac resuscitation, it is written in an easy to read, comprehensive, and logical approach that can be easily understood by all. Resuscitate! presents ideas for immediate changes in day-to-day operations as well as insight for future planning. It is a must read as well as a system resource for anyone interested in saving the members of their community from sudden cardiac arrest and improving their EMS system's effectiveness." Steve Romines, Director, Thurston County Medic One "This book is a must read for all EMS personnel, EMS administrators, EMS medical directors as well as public health leaders and elected officials in every community. Let's move forward and save these hearts too good to die! Dr. Eisenberg has shown us the way." Mohamud Daya MD, MS, associate professor of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University and EMS Medical Director, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue