Karl “Fritz” Disque, D.O.’07, R.Ph., was featured April 4 on the Chicago news program “Windy City LIVE,” during which he talked about the Disque Foundation and its Save a Life Initiative. It provides free cardiopulmonary resuscitation and advanced life support training via the Internet. The initiative is a partnership between the foundation and National Health Care Provider Solutions, which Dr. Disque also founded to offer online medical certification.
In January 2019, the foundation announced that it had reached its goal, one year early, of training one million individuals in medically underserved areas around the world by the end of 2019. The Disque Foundation is the only entity that both trains and certifies people completely free of charge.
Disque Foundation teams have traveled across North America, Africa, Malaysia and the Philippines. In addition to providing CPR instruction, the foundation partners with groups across the country and around the world to train health care professionals in pediatric advanced life support and advanced cardiac life support. It also offers training to the public via free webinars on the foundation’s website.