Members of the Disque Foundation provide CPR and Basic Life Support Training to Improve Awareness of Cardiovascular Disease

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The Disque Foundation has made this one of their primary missions in an effort to increase education and health care to underserved areas throughout the world. Led by Dr. Karl “Fritz” Disque and John Lustig, the foundation is allocating their efforts towards providing hands-on CPR and AED training.

CVD’s impact in third world countries has largely been attributed to the rise of risk factors leading to the disease, combined with limited access to preventative techniques. To combat this trend, members of the Disque Foundation, accompanied by volunteers from Cross-Cultural Solutions, will travel to Costa Rica in December to provide CPR training for local communities. Dr. Disque will facilitate CPR and Basic Life Support (BLS) training to local health providers. The Foundation will also be donating an AED as well as training material to the community as well. Through their support, and the continued support of generous contributions to the Foundation by donors such as Advanced Medical Certification, the impact of CVD will be less deadly in this community.

The deadly outcomes resulting from cardiovascular disease (CVD) have already cemented the disease as the leading cause of death in the United States. Despite improvements made in medicine, CVD still claims huge numbers of individuals across the country. This pattern has already made its presence in developing, third world countries and is rapidly becoming an increasing problem.

Cardiovascular disease in third world countries claims twice as many deaths as HIV, malaria and tuberculosis combined, according to an article written by Dr. Thomas Gaziano, a Boston Cardiologist. CVD is attributed as the leading cost of death for a vast majority of World Bank developing regions. Unfortunately, additional tribulations ranging from malnutrition and poverty, to lack of education are requiring more attention from leaders and community members. As a result, many health care professionals are wary of the level of motivation and funds that will be given precedence in these countries.

The risk of death resulting from CVD can be reduced through proper cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) training. The Disque Foundation has made this one of their primary missions in an effort to increase education and health care to underserved areas throughout the world. Led by Dr. Karl “Fritz” Disque and John Lustig, the foundation is allocating their efforts towards providing hands-on CPR and AED training.

About the Disque Foundation and Advanced Medical Certification
Dr. Karl Disque is the Executive Director of the Disque Foundation and Chief Medical Director of Advanced Medical Certification. AMC is a provider of online ACLS, PALS and BLS certification and re-certification training. The course curriculum is 100% online, which provides a convenient, alternative to the hands-on approach to the certification instruction. This accommodates the schedules of busy medical personnel and certifies thousands of health care professionals annually.

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