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EMS and 911 Experts Unite to Improve CPR

More than 250,000 people experience out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in the U.S. each year; less than half of them receive bystander CPR before professional first responders arrive, even though early CPR is known to greatly increase an individual’s chances of survival.

In this webinar, leaders from the fire and emergency communications center in Bend, Oregon, discuss how their organizations partnered to improve cardiac arrest survival rates in their communities through a collaborative approach to telecommunicator and high-performance CPR training and focused improvement to response and outcome measurement. They also review CPR LifeLinks, a national initiative to implement these enhanced CPR programs with a how-to guide for EMS and 911 agencies.


Megan Craig, Training Coordinator, Deschutes County 911, Bend, Oregon
Petar Hossick, EMS Training Officer, Bend Fire Department, Oregon
Bentley Bobrow, MD, FACEP, FAHA, Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine, and Project Lead for CPR LifeLinks
Jon Krohmer, MD, Director, NHTSA Office of EMS