HeartRescue Partners

Arizona

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Arizona

Arizona has a unique SCA reporting and education network called SHARE (Save Hearts in Arizona Research and Education), which includes the majority of Arizona residents. The SHARE network implements effective new SCA approaches statewide. On the research side, the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center has developed a national reputation for its leadership in chest compression-only CPR. Strong partnerships between government agencies, hospitals and research groups provide this organization with a solid backing.

Key Strengths

  • SHARE (Save Hearts in Arizona Registry and Education) is an impressive SCA reporting and education network that includes the majority of the Arizona population.
  • The University of Arizona has a national reputation for leadership in compression-only CPR research and in the public health approach to SCA.
  • Thirty-four Arizona hospitals participate in the Arizona Cardiac Center Consortium. Significant improvement in SCA survival rates has occurred as a result of the widespread application of effective therapies through Cardiac Receiving Centers.

Key Results to Date

  • More than 800 survivors since 2004.
  • More than 107,000 trained in hands-only CPR in Arizona.
  • 122 EMS agencies participating in SHARE data collection.
  • Partnership between Anyone Can Save a Life – Arizona and Anyone Can Save a Life – Minnesota and Parent HeartWatch to encourage cardiac arrest emergency plans for school athletic groups.
  • Partnership with Arizona POST (Peace Officer Standards & Training) to produce a training video for responding to cardiac arrest emergencies in the line of duty – reaching approximately 15,000 law enforcement officers in Arizona.
  • PSA at movie theaters reaching an estimated 615,000 moviegoers.
  • PSA on Phoenix-area cable channels reaching 475,000 households.
  • New for 2012: Heart Safe School Recognition Program, Heart Safe Business Recognition Program, revised AED registry and reporting system.
  • Conducted the first 911 Dispatch Academy in Arizona

Contact
Paula Brazil SHARE Program Coordinator
 

The Team

Ben Bobrow

Ben J. Bobrow M.D.
Medical Director,
Bureau of Emergency Services
Arizona Department of Health Services

 
Daniel Spaite

Daniel W. Spaite, M.D., F.A.C.E.P.
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director of EMS Research
University of Arizona College of Medicine

 
Gordon Ewy

Gordon A. Ewy, M.D.
Director, University of Arizona
Sarver Heart Center
Professor of Medicine, Cardiology
University of Arizona College of Medicine

 
Alyson Welch

Alyson Welch
Prehospital SHARE Program Director
Sarver Heart Center
University of Arizona

 
MargaretMullins

Margaret Mullins
Resuscitation Program Coordinator
Sarver Heart Center
University of Arizona

 
Paula Brazil

Paula Brazil
SHARE Program Coordinator
Arizona Department of
Health Services (ADHS)
Bureau of EMS & Trauma System 

 
Micah Panczyk

Micah Panczyk
9-1-1 CPR Program Manager
Arizona Department of
Health Services (ADHS)
Bureau of EMS & Trauma System

 
CarolGibbs

Carol Gibbs
Community Education Coordinator