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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?

Emergency Department

Staffed by board certified/board qualified emergency medicine physicians, nurses and support staff, the Emergency Department (ED) has over 60 treatment areas to provide privacy without compromising efficiency. Within the ED, 10 rooms are also dedicated to the treatment of noncritical care to "fast track" patients quickly. Upon arrival to the ED, patients can expect to be seen by a triage nurse to assess the medical condition, receive appropriate course of treatment by a specially trained physician, and upon discharge, be referred to a physician for follow- up medical care and/or be given care instructions.

Level I Trauma Center

One of the only three Level I Trauma Centers in South Florida, Broward Health Medical Center's state-accredited Trauma Center provides around-the-clock care for adult and pediatric trauma patients. The rooftop helipad allows trauma patients to be transported into the facility quickly to facilitate care during the first "golden hour" after a trauma. The Trauma Center is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with trauma surgeons, emergency medicine physicians, nurses and ancillary staff to perform immediate life-saving diagnostic and treatment procedures. [more...]

Comprehensive Stroke Center

Gold SealRecognized as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Agency for Health Care Administration, the Stroke Center has a comprehensive system in place for providing rapid diagnosis and treatment. By combining the use of the latest stroke treatment modalities and expertise with
around-the-clock care, survival and recovery rates are greatly increased. Broward Health Medical Center has been awarded the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association’s “Get with the Guidelines” Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award – recognizing our commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care since 2011. [more...]

 

Pediatric Emergency Department

One of the only two Level I trauma centers in South Florida that specialize in pediatric care, the Pediatric Emergency Department is staffed with specially trained physicians, nurses and respiratory therapists. With the latest innovative technology to allow easier access and quicker results 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The unit is equipped with 12 treatment rooms for patients 17 years of age or younger. [more...]

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