- University of Washington – Harborview Center for Prehospital Emergency Care
- Harborview Paramedic Training Program
- The Medic One Program of Seattle Fire Department
- King County Emergency Medical Services
Seattle and surrounding King County both report one of the highest sudden cardiac arrest survival rates in the world thanks to longstanding work by dedicated emergency medical services (EMS) providers and physicians in Washington state. Education has played a key role in this success. More than 70 percent of the Seattle area population is trained in CPR.
- Community training – 70 percent of the Seattle population is trained in CPR through the Medic II program.
- EMS training – Harborview Paramedic Training Program provides 3,000 hours (compared to the national standard of 1,100 hours) of instruction and hands-on training to its students. The Medic One Foundation raises funds in the local community to support this paramedic training.
- Resuscitation Academy – The Resuscitation Academy program offers EMS agencies from around the world access to an intensive training program, free of charge.
Key Results to Date
- More than 40 percent of the population in Washington is represented by WA CARES.
- EMS medical directors who serve approximately 50 percent of the state population have attended the WA Resuscitation Academy.
- The first Dispatch Academy was held in November 2011, training on best practices around 911 dispatch-assisted CPR instructions.
- Community CPR training events in several counties, communities and school districts ongoing with partnering organizations.
Dr. Graham Nichol Director of University of Washington-Harborview Center for Prehospital Emergency Care
Graham Nichol, M.D., M.P.H. Professor of Medicine and Medic One Foundation Endowed Chair in Prehospital Emergency Care, University of Washington;
Director University of Washington-Harborview Center for Prehospital Emergency Care;
Medical Director University of Washington Clinical Trial Center
Thomas D. Rea, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Washington
Program Medical Director for King County Medic One; Public Health, Seattle & King County
Mickey Eisenberg, M.D. PhD, M.P.H.
Professor, Department of Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
King County EMS
Michael Copass, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Medical Director, Medic One Program, Seattle Fire Department and Harborview Paramedic Training Program
Deborah Fly MSN, RN
Research Nurse Coordinator
UW HMC Center for Pre-Hospital Emergency Care
Randi Phelps, MPH
Washington CARES Program Manager