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Joining Forces to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival

The American Heart Association (AHA), Resuscitation Academy Foundation of Seattle, Washington, and Laerdal Medical have joined forces to create the Resuscitation Academy Collaborative, a group leading U.S. efforts to improve cardiac arrest survival. The move is part of a larger global effort led by the Global Resuscitation Alliance to improve worldwide cardiac arrest survival by 50 percent.

The AHA lends its recognized expertise as a world leader in resuscitation guidelines to both organizations. The U.S.-based Collaborative adds Laerdal’s strength in medical simulation and educational product design and, the RAF’s expertise in the practical implementation of programs within emergency medical services (EMS) systems.

Every community can improve its response to cardiac arrest. If all communities follow the foundational steps, we can more effectively manage cardiac arrest outside of the hospital.

Ann M. Doll - Executive Director of the Resuscitation Academy Foundation
Ann M. Doll - Executive Director of the Resuscitation Academy Foundation

Decisive Goal to Increase Global Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates by 50 Percent

Renowned international organizations, emergency medical services, and resuscitation leaders that include the American Heart Association, Laerdal, and the Resuscitation Academy achieved consensus on the establishment of a Global Resuscitation Alliance in 2016. The global network focuses on collaborating to implement best practices to increase survival from sudden cardiac arrest. The participants committed themselves to the ambitious target of increasing survival rates by 50 percent. This agreement, signed in Copenhagen, Denmark and constituting the culmination of years of international effort, is a major and decisive step in global efforts to save more lives from sudden cardiac arrest.

Survival from cardiac arrest is tragically and unacceptably low

Mickey S. Eisenberg MD, PhD - Medical Quality Improvement, King County EMS, Seattle, WA and co-author of the paper that led to the formation of the Global Resuscitation Alliance
Mickey S. Eisenberg MD, PhD - Medical Quality Improvement, King County EMS, Seattle, WA and co-author of the paper that led to the formation of the Global Resuscitation Alliance