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File #: 19-0645    Version: 1 Name: REQUESTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COUNTYWIDE CPR & AED TRAINING AWARENESS CAMPAIGN AND EXPANSION OF TRAINING ACCESS
Type: Resolution Status: Committee Reports
File created: 12/6/2018 In control: Health & Hospitals Committee
On agenda: 12/12/2018 Final action: 1/24/2019
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COUNTYWIDE CPR & AED TRAINING AWARENESS CAMPAIGN AND EXPANSION OF TRAINING ACCESS WHEREAS, in one year alone, 475,000 Americans die from cardiac arrest and globally, cardiac arrest claims more lives than colorectal cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, influenza, pneumonia, auto accidents, HIV, firearms, and house fires combined; and WHEREAS, heart disease (including Coronary Heart Disease, Hypertension, and Stroke) remains the No. 1 cause of death in the United States, while the estimated annual incidence of heart attack in the U.S. is 720,000 new attacks and 335,000 recurrent attacks per year; and WHEREAS, more than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of the hospital each year and nearly 45 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims survived when bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was administered, as immediate CPR can double or triple chances of survival after cardiac arrest; and WHEREAS, similarly to n...
Sponsors: DONNA MILLER, LUIS ARROYO JR, SCOTT R. BRITTON, JOHN P. DALEY, LARRY SUFFREDIN, JEFFREY R. TOBOLSKI, ALMA E. ANAYA, DENNIS DEER, BRIDGET DEGNEN, BRIDGET GAINER, BRANDON JOHNSON, BILL LOWRY, STANLEY MOORE, KEVIN B. MORRISON, SEAN M. MORRISON, PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

REQUESTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COUNTYWIDE CPR & AED TRAINING AWARENESS CAMPAIGN AND EXPANSION OF TRAINING ACCESS

WHEREAS, in one year alone, 475,000 Americans die from cardiac arrest and globally, cardiac arrest claims more lives than colorectal cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, influenza, pneumonia, auto accidents, HIV, firearms, and house fires combined; and

WHEREAS, heart disease (including Coronary Heart Disease, Hypertension, and Stroke) remains the No. 1 cause of death in the United States, while the estimated annual incidence of heart attack in the U.S. is 720,000 new attacks and 335,000 recurrent attacks per year; and

WHEREAS, more than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of the hospital each year and nearly 45 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims survived when bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was administered, as immediate CPR can double or triple chances of survival after cardiac arrest; and

WHEREAS, similarly to national statistics, heart disease is the leading cause of death in Cook County as well, accounting for just under 10,000 deaths per year with more than half occurring in suburban Cook County; and

WHEREAS, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System along with the Cook County Department of Public Health can contribute to decreasing the incidents of fatal heart attacks in Cook County by creating a robust awareness campaign to increase participation of Cook County employees in existing training programs on how to properly administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) as well as expand access to such trainings countywide in all County workplaces; and

WHEREAS, the State of Illinois beginning in 2014 has made such training a curricula requirement for all secondary schools in the state; and

WHEREAS, the County awareness and training initiative should cover adult CPR & AED training and such training must include a hands-on practic...

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