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Howard County Joins Resuscitation Academy in Hosting Regional Conference on Cardiac Arrest Survival & Response

Marriottsville, MD – On May 16th – 17th, the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS) will host a two-day symposium aimed at improving survival of sudden cardiac arrest. This intensive Maryland Resuscitation Academy is attracting more than 60 dispatchers, health providers and emergency medical services coordinators who are focused on initiatives to combat cardiac arrest, which is the nation’s leading cause of death.
“Howard County is excited to be hosting such an informative event, whose purpose is to teach other agencies effective techniques that can help improve one’s survival from a Sudden Cardiac Arrest,” said County Executive Ulman.  “Recognized internationally as experts in the science and techniques of maximizing survival of Sudden Cardiac Arrest, it is an honor and a privilege to have folks from Seattle’s Resuscitation Academy share their knowledge in combating our nation’s number one cause of death.”
For the second year in a row, the symposium will be co-presented by HCDFRS and the Resuscitation Academy (RA) of Seattle, Washington, giving providers on the East Coast an opportunity to learn best practices in reducing cardiac arrest. In just two years, Howard County has seen the survival rate of patients with witnessed cardiac arrest increase to 47 percent. In Seattle, where the faculty of the Resuscitation Academy has set the gold standard, the survival rate is 52 percent.

“The team from Howard County has taken the spirit of the Resuscitation Academy to heart,” said Seattle’s Resuscitation Academy Director Ann Doll.  “When a community takes strides to improve out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, there are no magic bullets – only hard work and commitment.”

One of the leading presenters is Dr. Robert Bass, executive director of the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS). Topics will include hands-only CPR methods, how to dispatch CPR in the 911 center for greater patient survival, building and funding CPR programs, public access defibrillation and case studies profiling successful outcomes.

“Sudden cardiac arrest is a major public health concern in Maryland and the nation,” said Dr. Robert R. Bass, Executive Director of the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS). “The Resuscitation Academy will give our local EMS jurisdictions the tools they need to save lives.”
“We are indebted to our partners who sponsor this symposium,” HCDFRS Medical Director, Dr. Kevin Seaman added. “By equipping providers with these time-tested strategies, we can see real change.”

HCDFRS will post pictures and conference highlights on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/HCDFRS). You can also join the conversation and learn how you can help reduce sudden cardiac arrest in your community on Twitter (www.Twitter.com/HCDFRS) by using the hashtag #MDRA


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