After 7 years of planning under the umbrella of One Beat CPR, we are proud to announce the inaugural heart screening event of our independent non-profit organization, One Beat Foundation.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) does not discriminate. No matter the age, gender, or race, cardiovascular disease is among the leading causes of death in children and adolescents in the United States. The true prevalence of Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) in youth is unknown because of the lack of systemic reporting.
Early detection is crucial
Youth are not adequately screened for heart conditions. Oftentimes, the warning signs and symptoms of a heart condition in youth go undetected or are misdiagnosed. Most youth who suffer SCA have an undetected heart condition. A thorough family history and physical examination that includes an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) as a baseline test can help detect approximately 60% of the heart conditions that can lead to SCA. Approximately 2% of youth that are heart-screened are diagnosed with a heart abnormality or concern; 1% are diagnosed with a life-threatening heart condition such as Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM), Long QT Syndrome (LQTS), Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW) or Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia (ARVD).
Be aware of these signs and symptoms. If any exist, they should be reported to the youth’s physician immediately. Medical professionals must be more acutely aware of the warning signs & symptoms of a heart condition, carefully evaluated and assess patients, and, when symptomatic, immediately refer youth to a cardiologist for further evaluation.
If a child is diagnosed with a heart condition, there are many precautionary steps that can be taken to prevent the likely outcome of SCA including lifestyle modifications, medication, surgical treatments, and implanting a pacemaker and/or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD).
Being Prepared Can Save a Life
Most occurrences of SCA in youth occur in public places. The increased availability of publicly accessible automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in schools and school-sponsored athletic events will dramatically increase the probability that youth will survive SCA. Knowing and properly executing the Cardiac Chain-of-Survival can help save a life.
For more information or to register for a free heart screening on Saturday, June 25th, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 954-321-5305.
NARVON, PA and DAVIE, FL. – One Beat CPR + AED, a leading provider of PHILIPS HeartStart Defibrillators (AEDs) and Emergency Resuscitative Care Certification Training and proponent of Community defibrillator access and CPR/AED training programs, is giving back to the community with a donation of a PHILIPS HeartStart OnSite AED package and training accessories.
In 1957, Dr. Knickerbocker and his colleague, Dr. William Kouwenhoven, invented the defibrillator. In fact, it was a key observation made by Knickerbocker that led to the development of devices to restart a stopped or trembling heart and a method to sustain circulation long enough to save lives. Alongside Dr. James Jude, the three discover the benefit of closed chest compression the following year. After adding Dr. Peter Safars’ rescue breathing work, they create CardioPulmonary Resuscitation in 1960. These remarkable contributions to science and medicine are the basis for the entire modern day chain of survival, a series of actions that, when put into motion, reduce the mortality rate of cardiac arrest. Dr. Knickerbocker’s immediate thoughts are to train his local community to use the defibrillator. Every minute that passes without access to an AED reduces the likelihood of survival by 10%. Having an AED readily available means more lives can be saved.
In 1963, Dr. Knickerbocker’s own father was resuscitated following a heart attack using the CPR methods perfected and promoted by his son.
One Beat’s owner, Lon Rosen is “both happy and honored to donate a defibrillator to one of the founders of CardioPulmonary Resuscitation and defibrillator technology. It’s the least we can do to show our appreciation for Dr. Knickerbocker’s own efforts to save lives and acknowledge his key role in our industry.”
Dr. Knickerbocker and his wife, Joan, were grateful for the donation and look forward to having a defibrillator close at hand.
About One Beat CPR + AED
One Beat CPR + AED is South Florida’s leading American Heart Association (AHA) and American Safety Health Institute (ASHI) authorized training facility. Founded by Lon Rosen, a 14-year Key Biscayne Fire Department veteran, One Beat’s training team consists of firefighters, paramedics, and police officers – people dedicated to saving lives every day. They deliver real life experience to make CPR training accessible, fun, and informative for families, schools, and businesses. The company is also an exclusive Philips partner offering Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and accessories. For more information, please call (954) 321-5305 or visit http://www.onebeatcpr.com.
Tooth decay is a common preventable disease linked as much to diet as it is to healthy brushing habits. The care that baby teeth receive is important. When we encourage our children to brush daily we are establishing long term habits and self awareness.
Baby teeth play a crucial role in language development and facial support. They also act as place markers for the permanent teeth. Frequent brushing, when using a toothpaste containing active ingredients can stop decay, keep the enamel strong and prevents the loss of important minerals. Of all pediatric tooth decay cases, only 10% of children have seen a dentist. These visits are key to ensure that while your children are growing, their teeth remain properly aligned, free from cavities and that their chewing is developing in such a way they are able to extract nutrients from food.
In our mission to save lives, we want to remind you that February is Children’s Dental Health Month. Research shows that good oral health is directly linked to cardiac health. Make a timely appointment with a pediatric dentist. Your child’s first experiences can be interesting adventures instead of emergency visits that may be scary and even painful. Pediatric Dentistry has come a long way in making children comfortable and most practices have welcoming, fun environments.
At home, parents can work on their children’s frequency and brushing technique so that as they grow, they will brush correctly.
What are some ways we can engage our young kids to brush twice a day?
– Sing a song to prevent cavities.
– Race together to see who can brush the fastest (or the slowest!).
– Have a “guess the song” contest, hum while you rinse with mouthwash.
– Go shopping together for a new toothbrush in a favorite color or with a favorite character.
Leave us your tips on the comments below and most importantly have fun!
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