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October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Awareness Month

Sudden Cardiac Arrest is a leading cause of death in America.


We can change that statistic – through the delivery of high-quality CPR to victims of cardiac arrest. The science is clear – high-quality CPR is the single greatest determinant for survival.

The American Heart Association has defined the critical elements comprising high-quality CPR that are required to save a life from SCA. The RQI Digital Portfolio of American Heart Association programs enable both healthcare providers and non-clinical personnel to achieve Verified Performance and Verified Competence in high-quality CPR.

Whether on shift in an emergency call center, EMS service, or healthcare facility, or out in the community with family, friends, and neighbors, our learners will create a world where no one has to die from an unexpected sudden cardiac arrest.

Skills Mastery

Why are survival rates so dismal, even in a hospital setting?

Studies have shown that CPR competence decays over time. The traditional 2-year training cycle is not sufficient and skills decay.

Effective, high-quality CPR requires accurate and consistent motor skills that must be learned and frequently reinforced to maintain competence.

Learn More about Low Dose – High Frequency CPR Training

Sudden cardiac arrest occurs nearly as frequently in hospitals as it does out of the hospital. The stakes are the same. Survival rates triple when CPR is started within 2 minutes of the victim collapsing.

Read what happened when an endoscopy nurse was nearby during an in-hospital emergency.

The first, first responders

Now more than ever, the need for T-CPR is dire and real. As the first, first responders, telecommunicators own the first 600 seconds of an arrest. How they handle the call can greatly impact a patient’s chance of survival.

Click below to fill out the form and download our T-CPR Pulse Check. You’ll gain insights on how Telecommunicator CPR can enhance survival rates in your system.

Bystanders don’t need to be certified in CPR to save a life. But their 911 Telecommunicator should be.

When Jesse found Dave collapsed on the floor of their office and realized he wasn’t breathing, she immediately dialed 911. The dispatcher who answered, Courtney McDaniel, established the need for telephone CPR and talked Jesse through performing compressions on her husband.


Download the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month fact cards below to share with your colleagues, friends, and connections. If sharing on social media, use the hashtag #SCAmonth to connect with this month-long conversation.