The EMS report cards for VF witnessed cardiac arrest survival are in; and the results for most communities in the United States are dismal. Many large U.S. cities average less than 10%. Yet, there is hope. Seattle and King County, Washington report over 60% survival; the highest in the world. Why is this? What can your community do to improve?
The Resuscitation Academy is designed to help EMS managers and directors improve cardiac arrest survival in their communities. Join the leaders from Seattle and King County for a course that will transform the way you think about how EMS manages cardiac arrests.
A Call to Action
On June 6-7, 2015 at the Utstein Abbey near Stavanger, Norway, 36 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) leaders, researchers, and experts from throughout the world convened to address the challenge of how to increase community cardiac arrest survival and how to achieve implementation of best practicesand worthwhile programs. We call for the establishment of a Global Resuscitation Alliance in order to expand internationally the reach and utility of the Resuscitation Academy concept developed in King County, Seattle since 2008. Such a global effort will promote best practices and offer help with implementation to countless communities. A Call to Establish a Global Resuscitation Alliance1
Courses held in Seattle are currently by invitation only. However, there are Resuscitation Academy events held around the world. Check back for a calendar of 2016 events coming soon.