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					       Pacific Islands Region
                                        Training Network
         American Samoa                   E-mail Update
             Guam                                    For the Weeks of
                                                  February 14-28, 2005

                            ECC Service Center Contact Information
        245 N Kukui St, Ste 204      Tel: 888-CPR-LINE             Chantel Kualapai, Regional Manager
        Honolulu, HI 96817           Fax: 808-538-3443             Lysandra Sayer, Service Center Associate

Action Requested
Regional Faculty Applications
Every application, initial or renew, must be accompanied with the following:
    A personal letter explaining why you are applying
    Current CV/Resume
    Letter of recommendation from a current RF
    Copy of instructor card
    Teaching history
    Signed conflict of interest form

Incomplete applications will not be forward to the ECC Committee for review.

Please keep an eye out for mislabeled card packages. Some people have received mislabeled cards, i.e. label
says PALS Instructor Cards but actually PALS Provider cards. If this has happened to you please contact the
distributor you purchased it from.

Special Promotion
For a limited time, when you purchase a BLS Instructor’s manual from one of our, you’ll receive a BLS
Instructor toolkit or a HS CPR toolkit FREE. Offer expires May 1, 2005. THIS OFFER IS ONLY AVAILABLE

AHA and OHSA Alliance
Under the Alliance, signed in November 2003, OSHA and the AHA will work together to raise awareness about
heart disease and stroke and develop programs to reduce death and disability from these conditions in the

Goals of the Alliance include:

Developing training and education on AED programs

       Outreach and communication about prevention and training through the AHA training network and
        OSHA’s regional and area offices and state partners

       Training OSHA personnel in AHA’s Heartsaver AED and Heartsaver First Aid courses

       Nationally promoting workplace safety and health
Information about the Alliance is also featured on the OSHA Web site at:

Click below to read an article from our Spring 2004 Currents newsletter announcing the AHA/OSHA Alliance.
Spring 2004 Currents newsletter announcing the AHA/OSHA Alliance
Exam Listing
Attached is a current list of all AHA exams.

Logo Usage
Be sure to take time to occasionally review the websites of your training sites and instructors, and remind them
about the “authorized provider logo” which was designed to promote the relationship between the American
Heart Association and the local trainer. It is available to all TCs and to any training site approved to offer
American Heart Association training. Please check out the logo information posted on the extranet site at
<> (this is a password protected site for TC Coordinators and Regional Faculty only; if you
have misplaced your username and/or password, please contact your Service Center).

What is the number of Sudden Cardiac Deaths each year?
From the 2005 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics released in January 2005:
        The number American Heart Association uses is “about 335,000”, which refers to the annual
          number of people who die due to Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) in the emergency department or
          before reaching the hospital. Most of these deaths are caused by cardiac arrest resulting from
          ventricular fibrillation.
        Over 83% of those who die from CHD are age 65 years or older.
        The estimated average number of years of life lost due to heart attack = 11.5.
        50% of men and 64% of women who died from CHD had no previous symptoms of the disease.
        Sudden cardiac death accounts for 19% of sudden deaths in children between 1 and 13 years of
          age, and 30% between 13 and 21 years of age.

   For more information, you can download the report from

Distributor Contact Information

Channing L. Bete Co., Inc             WorldPoint ECC, Inc.                 Laerdal Medical Corporation
One Community Place                   151 S. Pfingsten Rd. Suite E         167 Myers Corners Road
South Deerfield, MA 01373             Deerfield, IL 60015                  P.O. Box 1840
                                                                           Wappingers Falls, NY 12590-8840
Tel: 800-611-6083                     Tel: 888-322-8350                    Tel: 888-562-4242
Fax: 800-499-6464                     Fax: 888-281-2627                    Fax: 800-227-1143            


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