NoTF is working to increase survival of sudden cardiac arrest, with awareness and training in bystander “hands only” CPR and the importance of having Automated External Defibrillators (AED) in all public places. When ordinary people, not just doctors and EMTs, are equipped with the skills to perform CPR, the survival rate can double or even triple.
- Fact: Success begins with public bystanders. Communities with higher bystander CPR participation have higher SCA survival rates.
Youth Heart Screenings–
NoTF organizes and facilitates ten to twelve on-site youth heart screenings per school year. Offered to all students ages 14-24 regardless of race, ethnicity, gender and socio-economic status. Our screening model is being used nationwide as the “gold standard” for community based screening programs.
- Fact: SCA is the leading cause of death in exercising young athletes, happening every 2 days in the US. Most have hidden cardiac abnormalities with no warning signs until suffering an SCA.
CPR/AED in Schools–
NoTF is working to train the next generation of “first responders”. Let’s teach our students to be “HEARTSafe” with heart health awareness, training in “hands only” CPR, how to use AED’s and the implementation of the “Anyone Can Save A Life” Program- schools will then have the tools needed to create an effective Emergency Action Plan (EAP)in order to quickly implement the chain of survival . Imagine how many lives could be save if all students learned CPR before graduation?
- Fact: When you teach kids CPR in high school, middle school, or elementary school, you are strengthening community safety — and giving students skills they can carry into the future.