Full course description
Starts October 12, 2015
Survival rates from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in many communities remain stubbornly low. One of the main barriers to improvement is lack of knowledge among EMS leaders about how to change the system of care. The Resuscitation Academy has demonstrated that its mix of didactic information and peer discussion groups leads to improved patient outcomes.
This Resuscitation Academy is based on the two-day course held in Seattle. Experts from across the country will present on a full spectrum of topics related to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, including:
- Strengthening first response - Community CPR training, police, and fire
- Telecommunicator CPR
- High performance CPR
- Understanding cardiac arrest data
- Participating in a registry
- Importance of medical leadership
- Quality improvement program development
- Deploying tools for improvement
Prerequisites: Participants should be EMS medical directors, managers, or training officers.
Dr. Michael Sayre
Dr. Sayre is the Medical Director for the Seattle Fire Department and the Director of the EMS Fellowship at the University of Washington. He was the chair of the Emergency Cardiovascular Committee for the American Heart Association and helped write the 2010 AHA CPR guidelines. He served as the EMS medical director for the City of Cincinnati during the 1990s.