HeartRescue Partner - Resusitation Academy

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Resusitation Academy


The Resuscitation Academy’s goal is to improve survival from cardiac arrest. This will be achieved through the enrollment of EMS managers, EMS directors and EMS medical directors, in a  program conducted by Seattle Medic One and King County EMS.


Survival from out-of-hospital ventricular fibrillation cardiac arrest is extremely variable throughout the United States with high survival rates of 62% in Seattle and King County Washington, and low survival rates in other major communities. Even more fundamental is the fact that only 40 communities in the US have rigorously measured and reported their survival rates. Most communities have no idea how they are performing in terms of managing sudden cardiac arrest. Why is this? There are answers. As proven in Seattle and King County, managers and directors of EMS systems can learn the steps they need to take to improve survival.

Specific Goals

  • Learn how to define the cardiac arrest survival rate in the host community.
  • Understand the principles of the Utstein template and how to report data.
  • Develop a concrete plan of action to improve survival.
  • Measure the effect of the plan of action on cardiac arrest survival.


HART – Hypothermia and Resuscitation Training Institute at Penn
Hypothermia and Resuscitation Training Institute at Penn (HART) is an intensive two-day “boot camp” designed to educate relevant care providers on in-hospital care of cardiac arrest patients, most specifically to teach about post-arrest care, including the use of therapeutic temperature management (TTM), cardiac catheterization, internal cardiac defibrillator (ICD) consideration and advanced ICU care.

Arizona CPR Dispatch Academy
A single-day academy held to teach the benefits and mechanics of providing CPR instructions as part of an emergency dispatch call.

Minnesota Academy
Find the date and location for the next resuscitation academy, as well as a list of topics covered on this site. Also contains links to all handouts provided at the past academies.

Resuscitation Academy (Washington)
The Resuscitation Academy is designed to help EMS managers and directors improve cardiac arrest survival in their communities. RA has spawned many of the other academies conducted throughout the US.