911.gov, the National 911 Program administered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, has issued a press release about this week’s meeting on the topic of improved CPR practices.
The meeting was attended by a combination of EMS and 911 professionals to develop tools and recommendations around the shared consensus that both Telecommunicator-assisted CPR and High-Performance CPR make a significant difference in outcomes for patients suffering sudden cardiac arrest.
Committee membership consists of twenty leaders including physicians and emergency medical directors, EMS agency leaders, PSAP leadership, and 911 operations and training managers and providers. PowerPhone’s President is an active member of the committee.
Jon Krohmer, M.D., director of NHTSA’s Office of EMS, describes the membership as, “an exceptional team of men and women working to develop this resource… Their collective knowledge base is ideal for creating a tool that will be forged from a deep understanding of both 911 and EMS and the resulting tools will be helpful in creating or augmenting local programs that improve patient outcomes from cardiac arrest.”
The working committee will release draft resources for public comment in the fall of 2018. More information about this effort and the full press release may be found at 911.gov.