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<p>Dr. Guy Knickerbacher, one of the three individuals responsible for developing the CPR procedures, was on hand for the conference opening and received a standing ovation from not just the ECCU attendess, but also two dozen cardiac arrest survivors on hand for the conference and a special Survivors' banquet which will be held Wednesday evening. (A.J. Heightman photo)</p>

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<p>Dr. Bill Montgomery and Dr. Viney Nadkami lead a panel of experts lookin from the "Catbird seat" at where the 2015 Resuscitation Guidelines might be going. (A.J. Heightman photo)</p>

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<p>Important data on the need to stay within the 100-120 rate of compressions. (A.J. Heightman photo)</p>

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<p>The evidence of the impact of feedback devices and processes. (A.J. Heightman photo)</p>

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<p>Final Consensus Recommendations (A.J. Heightman photo)</p>

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<p>Famous Resuscitation and ROC researcher, Ahamed Idris, an EMS-10 Award winner (2014) reviewed the critical importance of reducing interruptions in chest compression s and the tremendous results they have had in Dallas (Dallas Fire Rescue) in improving resuscitation and survival results through use of a metronome. (A.J. Heightman photo)</p>

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<p>The tremendous results of enhanced training, coordinated resuscitation and metronome use in the greater Dallas BITE EMS region. (A.J. Heightman photo)</p>

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<p>More evidence (presented by Dr. Ahamed Idris) on the importance of compression depth.(A.J. Heightman photo)</p>

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<p>Denver Health Medical Director, Chris Collwel, addressed sedation of cardiac arrest patients at Wednesday's ECCU Conference and said that our goal in cardiovascular is quick sedation, no long lasting effects and no hypoxia. He said that, in his opinion and experience, the best drug to use is propofol in the correct dosage and will be adding it to Denver in the future.(A.J. Heightman photo)</p>

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<p>ECCU Conference Chair, Ed Stapleton, welcomes attendees. (A.J. Heightman photo)</p>

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<p>Cardiac arrest survivors salute one of the notable CPR creators, Dr. Guy Knickerbacker. (A.J. Heightman photo)</p>

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<p>Mary Newman, President of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, introduces CBS national new anchor Susan Koeppen, a cardiac arrest survivor who was resuscitated during a marathon in Pittsburgh last year. (A.J. Heightman photo)</p>

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<p>CBS News anchor, Susan Koeppen addresses the ECCU audience and shows them a photo of her in critical condition after suffering cardiac arrest. She was saved by rapid CPR, a fire department AED, ALS, and therapeutic hypothermia. (A.J. Heightman photo)</p>

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<p>Susan during her hospital time. (A.J. Heightman photo)</p>

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<p>Susan with the Pittsburgh EMS crew that saved her life along with two medical students who were driving by when she collapsed during her practice run for the marathon and stopped to perform CPR on her. (A.J. Heightman photo)</p>

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<p>Cardiac arrest survivor Susan Koeppen. (A.J. Heightman photo)</p>

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<p>Susan with her husband and three children. (A.J. Heightman photo)</p>