ACUTE CARE, INC.‘s supports the research, education, and advocacy efforts of the American Heart Association (AHA).
Our involvement with, and support of, the American Heart Association, is part of the origin story of ACUTE CARE, INC. Our President and CEO met our COO at an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Instructor class, and recruited one of the people teaching the class, Paul Hudson, as Director of Education for his new practice. The rest, as they say, is history.
With over forty years of service to the AHA, Mr. Hudson serves as Regional Faculty for ACLS and PALS and is a BLS Instructor.
While our AHA education involvement, including teaching ACLS, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Basic Life Support (BLS), continues to this day, the science that serves as the basis for those courses is another reason ACUTE CARE, INC. supports the AHA.
From the AHA website
Before the American Heart Association existed, people with heart disease were thought to be doomed to complete bed rest — or destined to imminent death.
But a handful of pioneering physicians and social workers believed it didn’t have to be that way. They conducted studies to learn more about heart disease, America’s No. 1 killer. Then, on June 10, 1924, they met in Chicago to form the American Heart Association — believing that scientific research could lead the way to better treatment, prevention and ultimately a cure. The early American Heart Association enlisted help from hundreds, then thousands, of physicians and scientists.
“We were living in a time of almost unbelievable ignorance about heart disease,” said Paul Dudley White, one of six cardiologists who founded the organization. In 1948, the association reorganized, transforming from a professional scientific society to a nationwide voluntary health organization composed of science and lay volunteers and supported by professional staff.
Since then, the AHA has grown rapidly in size and influence — nationally and internationally — into an organization of more than 33 million volunteers and supporters dedicated to improving heart health and reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
As an accredited provider of Continuing Medical Education, ACUTE CARE, INC.‘s involvement with the AHA assists our practice in understanding and adopting best practices for impactful continuing education.
ACUTE CARE, INC. also supports the AHA’s advocacy mission, which includes”…supporting NIH funding to preserving health care, we are helping Americans build lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.”
ACUTE CARE, INC.‘s partnership with the American Heart Association has been beneficial to our organization, civilian affiliated with our practice, and the patients they serve. We support the AHA and believe you should as well.