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  • Increased Survival Rates

    Increasing the amount of CPR trained bystanders and the amount of AED’s will improve survival rates.

  • Rural Focus

    Due to the importance of quick action, RMAED is focused on rural areas where help is distant.

  • Cardiac Ready

    Proper training will enable communities to be better assist those who fall victim to cardiac events.

  • Symptom Recognition

    Recognizing sudden cardiac arrest when it strikes is very important when trying to assist victims.

  • Local Heroes

    Through the PulsePoint App, those trained in CPR are transformed into local, life-saving heroes.

  • Education

    Education is the number one weapon when fighting the lethality of sudden cardiac arrest.

``In most communities fewer than five percent of sudden cardiac arrest victims survive. With the help of Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) programs, community awareness, community CPR/AED education programs and a strong citizen response system, some communities and organizations have achieved survival rates of 50 to 70 percent and more. Proving lives can be saved. ``

- C.A.R.E.S. Project
  • Make sure your community is ``Cardiac Ready``

    Contact RMAED to find out how your community can be better prepared to assist victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

Latest News

  • Surviving Sudden Cardiac Arrest

    Surviving Sudden Cardiac Arrest

    Sudden cardiac arrest is a very scary and lethal ailment that affects over 400,000 Americans every year. Not only does SCA strike often, but when it does, the chances of survival are around 10%. The reason the chances of survival are so low is the fact that it simply takes too long for Emergency Medical

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  • Hands-Only CPR

    Hands-Only CPR

    Most people who experience cardiac arrest die because they do not receive immediate CPR. Most people are already familiar with the version of CPR that includes blowing air into the mouth of the victim. Recently, the recommended version of CPR has changed to hands-only CPR. This method does not require any breathing of air into

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Statistics

  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest

    • Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a leading cause of death among adults over the age of 40 in the United States and other countries.
    • In the U.S. alone, approximately 424,000 people of all ages experience EMS-assessed out-of-hospital non-traumatic SCA each year (more than 1,000/day) and 9 out of 10 victims die.
    • Chances of surviving Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) fluctuate by as much as 500 percent, depending on where you live in the country.
    • For every minute that elapses after SCA, the chances of survival diminish by 10 percent.
    • Eighty percent of SCA events occur in the home
  • CPR

    • If bystander CPR is not provided, a sudden cardiac arrest victim’s chances of
      survival fall 7 percent to 10 percent for every minute of delay until defibrillation. Few
      attempts at resuscitation are successful if CPR and defibrillation are not provided within minutes of collapse.
    • Brain death starts to occur four to six minutes after someone experiences cardiac
      arrest if no CPR and defibrillation occurs during that time.
    • CPR helps maintain vital blood flow to the heart and brain and increases the
      amount of time that an electric shock from a defibrillator can be effective.
    • Effective bystander CPR, provided immediately after cardiac arrest, can double a
      victim’s chance of survival.
  • AED Use

    • Less than 8% of people who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital survive. In many communities this can be because the time interval from activation of EMS to arrival of these medical personnel may be 7 to 8 minutes or longer.
    • When AED’s are used to deliver a shock within the first minute a victim’s heart can be restarted and beating on its own again before EMS arrives in as high as 90% of the cases.
    • For every one minute delay in defibrillation, the survival rate of a cardiac arrest victim decreases by 7 to 10%. After more than 12 minutes of ventricular fibrillation, the survival rate is less than 5%.
    • A landmark study of the City of Chicago airports public access to AED program showed survival rates as high as 75%. This success is directly related to highly visible, readily accessible automated external defibrillators for public use and an integrated structured emergency response system.

RMAED Objectives

  • PulsePoint Implementation

    RMAED hopes to implement the PulsePoint application in at least one Montana community. By doing so, the rates of bystander assistance in the event of a cardiac event would be dramatically increased in that community, increasing the chances of residents surviving Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

  • CPR Training

    The focus is to increase the rate of survival from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) within rural and frontier Montana by increasing rates of bystander CPR, through direct involvement of the community.

  • AED Deployment

    RMAED’s objective is to deploy 150 Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to rural and frontier communities in Montana and provide appropriate cardiac response training over the next 3 years.