COVID-19, originally thought to just be a respiratory issue and impact the lungs, is now being found to cause myocarditis LONG (6+ months) AFTER the development and immune response to COVID-19. In fact, in JAMA Cardiology a recent study was done to show that out of every one hundred (100) people that have had COVID-19, a condition called myocarditis is found in sixty (60) of these persons. This is 60%!
How does this impact schools or educational institutions and what does myocarditis even mean? Having myocarditis means that you have an inflamed heart muscle. The leading cause of death in the United States is Sudden Cardiac Arrest (killing 400,000 on average every year) & the leading cause of death in athletes, more specifically, is myocarditis. Cardiac Arrest (which myocarditis can lead to) is an electrical problem with the heart that essentially causes your heart to stop without warning. This can and does happen anytime, anywhere, and to anyone and even those in excellent physical health. Recent studies are showing a surge in Cardiac Arrest in excess of 20%, due to COVID-19 impact. If these rates of Cardiac Arrest keep up, that means deaths due to secondary impact from COVID-19 and myocarditis could likely spike to over 500,000 deaths per year. This is likely one of the leading medical “sudden death” risks your students and healthy adult staff. However, survival is a highly likely option if you are prepared.
Do you know what an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is? An AED is a safe and user-friendly public use medical device that drastically helps improve survival rates of someone that is having a Cardiac Arrest. Does your campus and sports programs have AEDs that are up-to-date and ready to use? All schools are expected to have AEDs today. Where are yours? How old are they? Do you have enough? Do you have enough mobile AEDs to go with sports programs that travel?
You can fight the surging Cardiac Arrest rates and even tap into COVID-19 money from ARP and CARES to update your AEDs and fund AED programs. Everyone working together will have higher survival rates and prevent deaths, by taking a program approach with Think Safe’s help. ARP and CARES money is being used to buy and update AEDs, as it is a justified expense due to COVID-19 impact and risks. Many school districts across the US have used extra funding to improve their AED program.
Think Safe’s AED programs includes methods to prevent, prepare, respond, and continually and easily review & improve your emergency programs with easy-to-use and affordable equipment, training and services. Our AED prevention/preparedness bundles will save you time, money, and lives while continuing to allow you to make an impact in the community and carry out your mission of preparedness and school safety.bundle deals see how relatively inexpensive it is to be more prepared, today! Contact us at 319-377-5125 or complete the form below to have a representative reach out to you.
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