Commitment to Action

Cardiac Arrest Survival: Global Dispatch CPR Intervention

Commitment by

Ramsey Social Justice Foundation

In 2013, the Ramsey Social Justice Foundation committed to utilize strong international collaborations to implement a unique model for training and measuring the essential intervention whereby emergency medical dispatchers recognize cardiac arrest and deliver guideline-based pre-arrival CPR instructions to callers. In every instance of Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA), rates of survival decline precipitously for each minute in which CPR is not performed. This presents a broad public health concerns and also creates substantial health costs. The Collaborative efforts of the Ramsey Social Justice Foundation along with other EMS providers to improve dispatch-assisted CPR training and implementation in the state of Arizona has resulted in a tripling of the survival rate since 2004. This commitment will seek similar survival rate improvements around the world.

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Commitment

Cardiac Arrest Survival: Global Dispatch CPR Intervention

Launched

2013

Est. Duration

3 Years

Estimated Total Value

$1,900,000

Region

Oceania, Middle East & North Africa, Asia

Countries

Australia, BRUNEI DARUSSALAM, HONG KONG, INDONESIA, JAPAN, MALAYSIA, PAKISTAN, SINGAPORE, South Korea, Taiwan R.O.C.

Commitment by

Ramsey Social Justice Foundation

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Laerdal Foundation, Will Humble, Catherine R. Eden, Bentley J. Bobrow, Singapore Clinical Research Institute, Jonathan Koppell, ZOLL Medical Corp (Japan), Marc Chambers, Medtronic Foundation, American Heart Association, Brian McNally, Pan Asian Resuscitation Outcome Study (PAROS)