CPR Improvement – A System Approach
Friday, May 17, 2013 - The Captain Cook Hotel
“AFT DECK” 8AM-Noon
This seminar focuses on the benefits that may come from taking a systematic approach to improving an EMS system’s CPR performance. Systematic improvement requires looking at all areas and tools involved in resuscitation events to determine ways to improve readiness or response, with a dedicated review process. This session will provide insight into a system that has done this, outline their success, then reviews a series of cases to show what can be learned from all types of cases, and concludes with a review of technologies that can support this overall process.
Lead presenters are: Dana Yost, EMT-P; Rob Walker, Principal Scientist. 4 credit hours have been approved for this seminar by the Alaska Regional Hospital which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education: these are AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).
No fees or registration is required for this preconference seminar. A CME request form available at the seminar will need to be filled out by those wanting CME, which will be mailed following the conference.
Complimentary coffee, tea, and fresh fruit will be served.
Presented by the Resuscitation and Critical Interventions Conference,
sponsored by Physio-Control, Inc.
Projects & Partnerships
The Loren Marshall Foundation (LMF) is partnering with Alaskan fire departments, police departments, medical community, and community leaders to improve outcomes from sudden cardiac arrest across the State of Alaska. This catastrophic event claims the lives of hundreds of Alaskans every year.
The Big Wild Heart of Alaska initiative to increase survivability involves three components; an aggressive citizen cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, training initiative, a statewide Automatic External Defibrillator program, and a statewide cardiac arrest registry.