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How Mechanical CPR Devices Are Changing EMS Protocols

Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 11:30am (EST)

View this archived webcast below today!

How we perform CPR in the field is changing. Scientific literature supports the need to minimize interruptions in chest compressions and monitor the quality of those compressions. This webcast will describe the merits of mechanical CPR devices and how those devices are changing EMS protocols across the country.

Sponsored by:

Physio-Control, Inc.


Charles Lick, MD
Medical Director
Allina Medical Transportation

Charles Lick, MD, is the medical director for Allina Medical Transportation, the medical director for Allina's Buffalo Hospital Emergency Department and an emergency room physician. At AMT, Dr. Lick founded Allina's Heart Safe Communities program, which was designed to increase the survival rate of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests by placing automated external defibrillators in public places. Throughout his career, Dr. Lick has worked with multiple community, health care and civic organizations to advance the cause of early defibrillation for sudden cardiac arrest. Dr. Lick is also medical director of Take Heart Anoka County and member of board of directors of Take Heart America- a national program to improve survival of cardiac arrest.

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