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Greater San Jose Chapter Meeting

When: Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Doors Open at 11:30 AM
Program Starts at Noon

Where: Santa Clara Biltmore Hotel
2151 Laurelwood Road
Santa Clara, CA 95054
(Get Directions)

Emergency Response: The Difference Between Life & Death in the Workplace
Incorporating an effective Response program into your organization’s safety culture saves lives.

Research has clearly documented the benefits of early CPR and the application of an Automated External Defibrillator (“AED”) to the victim of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (“SCA”). More “AEDs” are being purchased than ever before and many organizations have implemented AED programs.  However, recently published Sudden Cardiac Arrest consortium studies reveal that the actual response rate by lay responders remains a dismal 2%. Our presenter will share with us how providing basic AED/CPR training and placing AEDs in strategic locations can significantly improve emergency response rates, survival, and contribute to the organization’s safety culture.

Attendees will leave the session with:

  • Data on the success of AED implementation in the workplace
  • Ideas on how to engage employees in your organization’s emergency response program
  • Best practices for location/placement of AED’s in your facilities

About the Presenter
Dr. Braun’s life’s work has largely focused on improving the survival rate from cardiac arrest. She is a Board certified Emergency Physician/Internist who has done extensive research in all areas of cardiac resuscitation, including developing state-of-the-art emergency response systems, training programs that create willing and able responders and the vital components needed to improve the survival rate from SCA.   Dr. Braun developed the first urban AED/PAD program in the US for non-healthcare professionals while serving as the EMS Medical Director for San Francisco Fire Department, and the first Public Access Defibrillation program at Candlestick Park for the San Francisco Giants. She serves as the Medical Director for many Fortune 500 companies including, Cisco, Proctor & Gamble, Zynga and Levi Straus and many federal agencies including FAA, US Geologic Society, 81st Army Division, and the US Treasury. She has reviewed over 3,000 cardiac arrests in her capacity as medical director for AED programs across the country.

$28 members with reservations (ASSE)
$33 non-members, members without reservations
We accept cash, checks or credit cards. Reservation deadline is Friday, October 10, at 5:00pm.

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