An important component of our foundation’s mission is to measure and study the effectiveness of our effort. We collect basic demographic data and give a short test prior to our class and immediately afterwards. We feel that you have to collect data to know if what we are doing is effective. This past summer we intentionally focused our efforts on trying to teach in the highest risk areas for cardiac arrest in Louisville.
Today we publicized some of our results from this past summer. This is an important exercise for our pre-medical student interns to learn. They did a great job and our abstract was accepted for the Kentucky American College of Cardiology meeting which was held this weekend in Louisville, KY.
We were able to show that our teaching was effective and increased the likelihood that a person would act to perform CPR if called upon.
STHF has been fortunate to work closely with the University of Louisville and we are very grateful for their help.