Today’s Restaurant: Dishing Out SCA Preparedness

Posted: December 26, 2013

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It’s a busy Saturday night in your restaurant when everything stops. Wait staff and diners hear the words that cause instant panic—“HELP! He’s not breathing!”

If it isn’t a choking incident, you are likely facing a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) emergency. The first thought is to call 911 and wait for EMS, but as SCA survival rates decrease by 10 percent with each passing minute, what else can and should be done? Do you know? Does your staff?

If the answer is “no,” you are not alone. Despite being the leading cause of death in America, killing 383,000 people last year alone, SCA remains an often unrecognized health risk.

Read the full article in Today’s Restaurant by CardioReady’s John Ehinger.