European Resuscitation Academy 2017

Based on the original Resuscitation Academy in Seattle this seminar is aimed at improving out of hospital cardiac arrest resuscitation outcomes.  This event introduces leaders in OHCA to the 10 Programs for Improvement including establishing a registry, telephone CPR, high-performance CPR and more.

Survival from out-of-hospital ventricular fibrillation cardiac arrest is extremely variable throughout the World with high survival rates of 62% in Seattle and King County Washington, and low survival rates in other major countries. 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,  we can learn the steps they need to take to improve survival.

The Mission

The goal of the European Resuscitation Academy is to improve survival from cardiac arrest.

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.


  • Learn from renowned Faculty with experience from Seattle and Lugano in leading successful resuscitation improvement programs.
  • Network with leaders from systems from around the world.
  • Gain access to comprehensive support materials.

Topics Covered

  • Cardiac Arrest Registry
  • Telephone CPR
  • High Performance CPR
  • Rapid Dispatch
  • Measurement of Professional Resuscitation
  • AED for First Responders
  • Smart Technologies for CPR and AED
  • Mandatory training for CPR and AED
  • Accountability
  • Culture of Excellence
  • Implementation of Best Practices and Change Management