Tagged with: Michael Sayre
January 5, 2023
Op-Ed: What Communities Can Learn About Cardiac Response from Damar Hamlin Incident
By Dr. Michael Sayre, MD, Medical Director for the Seattle Fire Department and PulsePoint and Professor of Emergency Medicine at University of Washington
The unsettling collapse of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin during a Monday Night Football game brought sudden cardiac arrest to the attention of millions of Americans. Surviving sudden cardiac arrest relies on immediate medical attention, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation and AED (automated external defibrillator) use. Mr. Hamlin was fortunate in that he was quickly surrounded by medical professionals armed with an emergency action plan, and experienced paramedics joined them within minutes. Now, even with the best, most rapid care, Americans are learning that recovery from cardiac arrest takes time.
Filed Under: Event, Highlights, News | Tagged With: Damar Hamlin, AED, CPR, Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Op-Ed, Michael Sayre, University of Washington, PulsePoint Respond, PulsePoint AED, AED Registry, Bystander Engagement, 911 dispatchers
October 22, 2020
Updated American Heart Association Guidelines Recommend Mobile Technology to Alert Bystanders
The AHA’s 2020 CPR Guidelines Recommend Emergency Dispatch Systems Alert Willing Bystanders Through Mobile Phone Technology, Like PulsePoint, to Assist in CPR and AED Retrieval
The 2020 American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) were just released to include updated CPR guidelines that direct emergency dispatch systems to use mobile technology to activate early bystander response in sudden cardiac emergencies. The PulsePoint Respond app, the North American standard in alerting willing bystanders to CPR-needed events, is currently in more than 4000 communities and has built a network of more than 2.5 million subscribers.
Filed Under: Press Release, Highlights, News | Tagged With: American Heart Association, AHA, Guidelines, cardiac arrest, AED, AED Registry, Michael Kurz, Alabama Resuscitation Center, Michael Sayre, Steven C. Brooks, Canadian Institutes for Health, CIHR, Queen's University, CPR
April 28, 2017
PulsePoint Foundation Appoints Medical Director
June 1, 2016
Medic One Foundation and Seattle Fire Urge Citizens to Download New Life-Saving Mobile App
Filed Under: Press Release, Highlights | Tagged With: Ed Murray, Employees Community Fund of Boeing, Harold Scoggins, Heather Kelley, Jan Sprake, Kelsey Camp, King County, Medic One Foundation, Michael Sayre, Seattle Fire Department