• The Science Behind Our Programs

    WE ARE THE SCIENTIFIC

    ADVISORY COUNCIL

    Behind every American Red Cross training program stands the Scientific Advisory Council - a team of experts dedicated to ensuring that what you learn is based on the latest and best emergency science.

    WE ARE A

    50+

    member panel of nationally recognized medical scientific, aquatics, and academic experts from across the country.

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    OUR

    EXPERTISE

    Is the reason individuals, corporations, aquatics, professionals, and healthcare providers choose the American Red Cross for their training needs.

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    our team of nationally recognized experts studies the latest evidence-based data to create training programs to help save lives.

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    nationally recognized experts in emergency medicine, aquatics, occupational health, sports medicine, school health, healthcare and EMS response, disaster health and emergency preparedness study the latest proven science - which is the basis for all of our classes and recommendations.

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    from the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, on everything from heat-related illness to acute coronary syndrome.

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    +THE SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COUNCIL

    has been developing expert training for medical professionals, first responders, and citizens for 20 years. We can help you find vetted, reliable information your readers, viewers and listeners can count on.

    Question:

    What's the difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest?

    Answer:

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    A heart attack occurs

    when blood flow to part of the heart muscle is blocked, causing part of the heart muscle to die.

    Cardiac arrest occurs

    when the heart stops beating or beats too ineffectively to circulate blood to the brain and other vital organs.

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    The American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council is comprised of doctors, scientists, medical professionals and industry experts who can provide insight

    Click on the name of the sub-council for information on how to contact an expert.

    For media inquiries, please call Red Cross:

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    +WHEN EVERY MOMENT COUNTS

    you can be the difference between life and death. Take a class and learn how to provide care when its needed most.

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    EXPERT

    INSIGHTS

    Aquatics

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    VIDEOS

    Watch as experts from the American Red Cross share their tips for surviving natural disasters, staying safe outdoors, caring for children, abd helping those who are injured or ill.

    FREQUENTLY ASKED

    QUESTIONS

    How can I reach the Scientific Advisory Council?

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    WHO WE WORK WITH

    Over the last 20 years, the Scientific Advisory Council has worked with organizations far and wide. And while they number into the thousands, there are a select few that we communicate with again and again - and we think you might also like to get to know them too.

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