Action Alert

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Legislation

Cardiac Arrest most common cause of death outside the hospital. Massachusetts survival trails most places because of delayed and low bystander CPR and low access to defibrillators.

1. Improve Telephone assisted CPR timing and Quality
2. Improve Defibrillator signage and registration
3. Add Emergency Physicians to 911 advisory Board
4. Add EMT’s to 911 advisory board
5. Make Sudden Cardiac Arrest a reportable disease to create state data to track and improve performance

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Legislation in Massachusetts to save 500 lives in Massachusetts every year!

Commonwealth Magazine article on Massachusetts Legislation

Public Service Announcement on what to do when someone collapses

Center for Disease Control Registry for Enhanced Cardiac Arrest Survival

Telecommunicator-CPR (T-CPR) Fact Sheet