Global Resuscitation Alliance announces goal to raise worldwide cardiac arrest survival rates
This collaboration includes the world’s top voluntary health organization that is dedicated to battling cardiovascular disease, the American Heart Association (AHA).
To achieve this goal, the AHA, Laerdal Medical and Resuscitation Academy Foundation have chosen to develop the Resuscitation Academy Collaborative, designed to detect and distribute the best ways to fight and reverse poor outcomes for patients experiencing cardiac arrest around the world.
“Survival from cardiac arrest is tragically and unacceptably low,” Dr. Mickey Eisenberg, Medical Quality Improvement, King County EMS, Seattle, and co-author of the paper that led to the formation of the Global Resuscitation Alliance, said. “One of the guiding principles of the Alliance is that communities can and must do better. With adherence to and implementation of best practices, communities can increase survival from cardiac arrest by 50 percent.”
The AHA will share its recognized expertise as one of the major leaders in the world for its resuscitation guidelines.
“It takes a tremendous amount of coordination to shape systems of emergency care that perform optimally,” John Meiners, chief of mission-aligned business at the AHA, said. “We’ve made good progress in the United States, and we hope to see continuous improvement in cardiac arrest survival rates as we share science and best practices around the world.”