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Welcome to the Maryland Resuscitation Academy.

We help EMS supervisors, medical directors, Fire/EMS chiefs, EMS personnel of all levels, and hospital and emergency department staffs improve cardiac arrest survival in the communities they serve. Join the leaders from Maryland’s EMS community for a course that will transform the way your EMS system manages cardiac arrests. 


The Maryland RA Fall 2017

 

Resuscitation Academy - High Performance CPR

 

Save the Date 

When: Wednesday October 18, 2017
                               8:00am - 4:30pm

   EMS Systems of Care Training
         Thursday October 19, 2017
                           8:00 am - 4:30 pm

                         Where: Howard County Public Safety Training Center
                       2200 Scott Wheeler Drive
                              Marriottsville, Maryland  21104

 


Who:             Medical Directors, EMS supervisors, Fire/EMS Chiefs, EMS personnel of all levels, and hospital staffs across the state of Maryland and surrounding regions

 Through your attendance, you can expect to increase your understanding of the interventions important to pre-hospital cardiac arrest survival and learn and become confident in performing High Performance CPR.  You will also learn to implement ways to track and improve survival rates in your own community.

 Topics to be covered

 The importance of time                           
                               The science behind CPR and current resuscitation practices   
          Factors that determine cardiac arrest survival 

Maintaining a cardiac arrest registry      

                           High-performance CPR train-the-trainer practical session  

 The Maryland Resuscitation Academy (RA) along with the Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) is pleased to announce our 2017 Maryland RA will be held Thursday September 18, at Howard County’s Public Safety Training Center in Marriottsville, MD.  The Maryland RA one-day academy is an intensive course teaching techniques of HP CPR, dedicated to improving survival rates of patients suffering pre-hospital cardiac arrest, and is suitable for EMS supervisors, medical directors, Fire/EMS chiefs, EMS personnel of all levels and hospital staffs across the state of Maryland and surrounding regions.  Based on the curriculum of the world-renowned Resuscitation Academy in Seattle WA, the Maryland RA is co-sponsored by the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS) and The Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS). The Application can be found here.   

**Tuition is complimentary, and conference costs are generously covered by our sponsors.  

There is an optional Day 2 activity on Thursday October 19. This EMS Systems of Care workshop is focused on most effectively getting data out of Code-Stat and Lifenet and is being offered by Physio-Control. This workshop dovetails with the Maryland RA mission, as it provides hands-on training to download CPR Performance data from the monitor/defibrillator to evaluate team performance. This is one method to obtain data to share with EMS crews and provide feedback on their performance. We have had positive reviews after a previous offering and believe this may be beneficial to EMS services. Realize, however, this is a separate offering and is not part of the Maryland RA Program curriculum.
 
The deadline to apply is Friday September 22, 2017. Online registration will be open soon.


Click Here for the application form. Each person wishing to attend must complete a separate application form. Departments are highly encouraged to send groups of personnel, and organizations outside Maryland are also encouraged to attend. For questions about the Maryland RA or the application, feel free to email us at RAmaryland@hcdfrs.org


Background
The Howard County Department of Fire & Rescue Services (HCDFRS) has modeled Seattle and King County Washington’s cardiac care techniques to measure and improve survival from cardiac arrest. Forming a strong relationship with the Resuscitation Academy in Seattle, Washington, HCDFRS implemented what was learned from Seattle and King County EMS to improve survival from Cardiac Arrest in Howard County. Encouraged by substantial increases in survival, Howard County was inspired to share best practices learned from Seattle. HCDFRS partnered with the Seattle Resuscitation Academy and held the first East Coast Resuscitation Academy in May, 2012. Partnering with the Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS), outreach to all Maryland agencies and regional partners has been implemented. This effort is now known as the Maryland Resuscitation Academy. Read More

Academy 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.

Mission
The goal of the Maryland Resuscitation Academy is to improve survival from cardiac arrest throughout the state of Maryland and its surrounding regions. This will be achieved through the enrollment of EMS managers, medical directors, 911 dispatchers, and EMS field personnel in a program modeled after Seattle's Resuscitation Academy and conducted by The Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services, and MIEMSS.

 

 

 

Background

The Howard County Department of Fire & Rescue Services (HCDFRS) has modeled Seattle and King County Washington’s cardiac care methods to study and measure survival from cardiac arrest. After forming a strong relationship with the Resuscitation Academy in Seattle, Washington, HCDFRS implemented what was learned from Seattle and King County EMS to improve survival from Cardiac Arrest in Howard County. Encouraged by substantial increases in survival, Howard County was inspired to share best practices learned from Seattle. HCDFRS partnered with the Seattle Resuscitation Academy and held the first East Coast Resuscitation Academy in May, 2012. Recently partnering with the Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS), this effort is now known as the Maryland Resuscitation Academy. Read More

Academy 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.
Mission

The goal of the Maryland Resuscitation Academy is to improve survival from cardiac arrest throughout the state of Maryland and its surrounding regions. This will be achieved through the enrollment of EMS managers, medical directors, 911 dispatchers, and EMS field personnel in a program modeled after Seattle's Resuscitation Academy and conducted by The Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services, and MIEMSS.

Contact Us

Maryland Resuscitation Academy
c/o Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive
Suite 400
Columbia, MD 21046

Phone: (410) 313-6000
Email: ramaryland@hcdfrs.org

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