American Heart Association

“Saving Children’s Lives” pilot program making a difference in Africa

A new training program led by the American Heart Association is saving lives in Sub-Saharan Africa and may ultimately help prevent the needless deaths of many young children in developing nations around the globe through better training of health care workers.

The AHA’s “Saving Children’s Lives” pilot program, in collaboration […]

SimpleScience@Heart: Color-coded syringes may treat children with cardiac arrest faster, reduce error

Color-coded syringes may help emergency crews treat children for sudden heart stoppage faster and eliminate medication dosing errors.

In two simulations of pediatric cardiac arrest, emergency room nurses and doctors treated patients 28 seconds faster and paramedics and medical technicians nine seconds faster when they used color-coded, pre-filled syringes of […]