A study published July 24 in the Annals of Emergency Medicine says a system being used at Arizona hospitals has saved the lives of countless cardiac arrest patients...
Building on the momentum gained thanks to a donation from the Click Family Foundation, the life-saving training of chest-compression-only CPR is being researched and conducted throughout the Tucson community, including area high schools, at the Tucson Festival of Books and with the employees of the Jim Click Automotive team.
EMS medical directors and other EMS leaders from around the country, including the UA Department of Emergency Medicine, participated and presented research in the week-long conference with a record breaking attendance of over 800.
Thanks to a donation from the Click Family Foundation for the purchase of a new resuscitation mannequin and skillreporter, life-saving training capabilities will be enhanced and research monitoring the effectiveness of chest-compression-only CPR training by the general public will be conducted.
The study, sponsored by the National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke, was conducted with partners throughout the nation including the Glendale Fire Department in partnership with the University of Arizona’s Emergency Medicine Research Center (AEMRC).
Dr. Keim is a UA professor of emergency medicine and was listed among the best physicians in the United States, as selected by his colleagues nationwide, in the 2011-2012 edition of The Best Doctors in America.