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PSOW 2016 - Community CPR Challenge

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PSOW 2016 - Community CPR Challenge

  1. 1. Michael D. Curtis, MD Assistant Chief Chief Joe Gemza EMS Division Chief Scott Habeck
  2. 2.  Two communities competed  Train the most people in hands-only CPR for adults  Deploy the most new AEDs  Raise the most money to fund new AEDs  February and March 2016  Wausau vs Stevens Point
  3. 3.  The Idea: Sherrie Galle-Teske  American Red Cross (Formerly)  Portage County Cardiac Arrest Survival Team  2-3 organizational meetings: Ground Rules  Foundations to receive and distribute donated monies  Getting the mayor in on the challenge  Media Coverage
  4. 4. Saint Michael’s Foundation receives gift to support Cardiac Arrest Survival Team
  5. 5. • Press Release • Worked very well for us to get started • Great chemistry with Chief Finn and Chief Kujawa as well as the Mayors
  6. 6. Central Wisconsin CPR Challenge started in Wausau on February 8, 2015 Assembly was voting on Wisconsin’s CPR in Schools Bill the following day Brought additional coverage with a twist
  7. 7.  Stevens Point & Wausau Fire’s Facebook Page  Tweet (AED Superstore)  Helped keep “BUZZ” alive for 2 months  Kept the News Stations interested with continual coverage  Got the word out >>>>>>
  8. 8.  American Heart Association  American Red Cross  AED Superstore
  9. 9. Gave the Departments 1. 1600 pocket masks 2. 8 manikins with supplies 3. Variety of AED Trainers 4. 2 AEDs for each Foundation
  10. 10.  High Schools  Universities and Colleges  Businesses  Civic Group  Scouts  Churches  Individuals  You name it _______ (If anybody wanted to learn CPR we would teach them!)
  11. 11. The CPR Challenge trained 3,559 individuals Placement of 3 new AEDs in Central Wisconsin St. Michaels Foundation and St. Clares Foundation assisted in raising a total of $4,500
  12. 12. Wausau Fire Department 2,225 Stevens Point Fire Department 1,334
  13. 13. On April 26, 2016 we shared the success of the CPR Challenge along with Governor Walker’s signing of the CPR in Schools Bill
  14. 14.  Building relationships throughout the community  Work with large employers, schools, universities  No group too small  Well-received in the community
  15. 15.  Department buy-in  Need people who enjoy teaching  Time consuming to schedule and organize training sessions  Volunteer support would help
  16. 16.  Schools now required to do CPR training  Let’s go Statewide with this!  February is Heart Month  October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month  Data Collection (CARES)  Adopting best practices
  17. 17.  Dispatchers: Mandatory EMD training and use of commercially available EMD programs  Deployment of AEDs in certain public or government buildings with a certain minimum amount of traffic  Statewide Registry of Cardiac Arrest Cases  CARES  Local Registries of Cardiac Arrest Cases  Creating a Governor’s Task Force on Cardiac Arrest Survival
  18. 18. Michael.Curtis@ministryhealth.org Joseph Gemza GemzaJ@stevenspoint.com Scott Habeck Scott.Habeck@ci.wausau.wi.us

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