Resuscitate! (Samuel And Althea Stroum Books)
- Publish Date: 2009-01-01
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: M.D. Mickey S. Eisenberg
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Sudden cardiac arrest can strike anyone at any time. But in many cities, people who suffer sudden cardiac arrest are up to 46 times more likely to die than those who experience cardiac arrest in Seattle and King County, Washington, or Rochester, Minnesota--an astonishing and completely preventable variance in survival rates.
In Resuscitate!, Mickey S. Eisenberg, an expert in emergency medical services (EMS), identifies fifty factors associated with the likelihood of surviving cardiac arrest and lays out twenty-five specific steps involved in raising a community's cardiac arrest survival rate. He offers recommendations for immediate and long-term improvement of EMS services, with actions that can be taken at local and national levels that will ultimately benefit anyone who needs emergency care, for any reason.
This book will be valuable for EMS medical directors, administrators and supervisors, and personnel - paramedics, EMTs, dispatchers - as well as elected officials, health services administrators, and concerned citizens. In short, this book is for everyone who wants to learn what we can all do to help more people survive sudden cardiac arrest.
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 about how your community's EMS system is responding to this critical emergency, I can think of no more important book than this one. - 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. 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, North Carolina
Loaded with research from leaders in cardiac resuscitation, Resuscitate! is written in an easy to read, comprehensive, and logical approach that can be easily understood by all. It presents ideas for immediate changes in day-to-day operations as well as insight for future planning. -- Steve Romines, Director, Thurston County Medic One
What is your community's survival rate? How can you improve it? This book is a must read for all EMS personnel, EMS administrators, and EMS medical directors, as well as public health leaders and elected officials in every community. --Mohamud Daya, M.D., M.S., Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University and EMS Medical Director, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue