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How Much Do You Know About CPR and Defibrillators?

Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in adults in the United States. Knowing CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) may help you save the life of someone who goes into cardiac arrest. Learn more about CPR by taking this quiz, based on information from the American Heart Association (AHA).

1. When was CPR first developed?
2. How does CPR help when a person goes into cardiac arrest?
3. What's the first thing a person should do before beginning CPR?
4. After calling 911, what is the next step in CPR?
5. The faster that CPR begins, the better the chances of a victim's recovery. What is the critical time for CPR to begin?
6. How does an automatic external defibrillator (AED) help a person who is in cardiac arrest?
7. Who can use an AED?
8. When should you stop doing CPR on a victim?

An Experienced Team of Trauma Professionals

One of the most frightening and stressful situations any person can go through is being hospitalized or having a loved one hospitalized after a motor vehicle crash, fall or other major trauma.

No matter how it happens, you would want an experienced trauma team of medical professionals, who have seen it all. That's what you will find at the Trauma Center at Broward Health North.

Trauma is a surgical specialty that is vastly different from routine emergency care. Every emergency department is NOT a trauma center. A trauma center treats those suffering from an injury so severe that if not attended to within the first 60 minutes could cause death. Trauma remains the first leading cause of death for persons younger than 44.

Broward Health North is a designated Adult Level II Trauma Center established in 1992 and serves the northern third of Broward County. Broward Health North is a member of the Broward County Trauma Management Agency and an institutional member of the American Trauma Society.

Broward Health North has highly trained Trauma Surgeons in house 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. An operating room suite dedicated for trauma patients is also available 24 hours a day. We have a full compliment of surgical and medical specialists readily available.

To receive the designation of "Trauma Center", a hospital has to meet strict standards established by the Florida Department of Health, based on guidelines from the American College of Surgeons. Currently, there are 22 state-approved trauma centers strategically located throughout Florida.

Trauma Center Medical and Administrative Staff

Medical Staff
Judith Johnson MD, FACS, Trauma Medical Director
Richard Schultz MD
Mufaddal Ghadiali MD, Trauma Surgeon
Jon Johnson MD, Trauma Surgeon
David Margolis MD, Trauma Surgeon

Administrative Staff
Kelly Pallazza RN, MSN, Trauma Program Manager
Deserene Curry RN, Trauma Quality Management Specialist
Monifa Murray CPC, Trauma Registrar/Coder

Learn More

Find out more about the Clinical Services and Patient Care Services available at our Trauma Center.

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