In February, the Bureau of EMS and Trauma System held it’s 3rd annual Arizona State Resuscitation Academy. This event brought together more than 250 community health educators, 9-1-1 telecommunicators, EMS, and hospital medical providers who are dedicated to continuing work to improve survival from cardiac arrest.
Our approach focusing on all components of the chain of survival has saved more than 2,500 lives in the past decade in Arizona alone. The year’s symposium had two tracks: one for EMS agencies, highlighting high performance CPR techniques, and a second focusing on the role of the 9-1-1 dispatcher and community health educators in increasing bystander CPR. Take a few moments to read some of the stories from those who have benefitted from our statewide CPR efforts. Visit the Arizona SHARE Program online to learn more about efforts to improve CPR efforts statewide.