It is time that we see a change in the number of individuals that survive sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in South Carolina.  Currently, there is only about a 12% survival rate for those who experience SCA outside of the hospital setting. With a large majority of cardiac events happening at home, implementing proper protocols could mean saving the life of a family member, neighbor, or friend.

Having been an EMT, I’ve seen the critical role that 911 operators serve in these traumatic events. Telecommunicators (911 operators) are the true first responders and a critical link in the cardiac arrest chain of survival… READ MORE