Citizen CPR Symposium Archive

The Citizen CPR Foundation and the Kentucky Office of Rural Health partnered on a two-day virtual conference open to all Kentucky residents interested in improving SCA outcomes. The schedule featured a dynamic faculty line-up focused on empowering attendees with a strategic and practical approach for improving SCA survival in their communities, no matter how big or small. This approach included both the latest scientific recommendations, well-defined tactics and guidance in the form of proven best practices and innovations in implementation.

Browse all of the incredible sessions from the Citizen CPR Symposium by clicking on the Session tabs located on each side of the video box. You can enlarge the video by clicking on the arrows located next to the word Vimeo on the video.

Citizen CPR Symposium

A Community Based Approach to Improving Survival

Dr. Jim Suozzi

Building a High-Performance Lead Organization – Why Collaboration is KEY

Josh Smith, NRP | Dan Avstreih, MD FACEP FAEMS | Lieutenant Paul Corso

Using Data to Drive Localized Lifesaving Strategies

Brandon Oto, PA-C | Brennen Younger, NRP, CARES Statewide Systems Administrator

Citizen CPR Education

Rick Shok, NRP, RN | Teri Watson & Des Belcher, RN of Team FMC Health and Community Heart Watch

Recognizing Resuscitation Superheroes

Dr. Jim Suozzi | Ryan L. Hornblower, MS, MA, NRP, Team Dartmouth Health

Building Essential Public Awareness

David Hiltz | James Hillcoat, NRP, Team La Crosse Fire

Just in Time: Telephone Guided CPR and AED Use

Dr. Jim Souzzi | Derrick Aumann, Team NH Bureau of Emergency Communications E 911

Emergency Action Plans: Development and Testing

Rich Shok, NRP, RN | Gwen Fosse, MSA, BSN, RN Clinical Outreach Specialist, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, University of Michigan Health | Karen Hervey, RN BSN NCSN, District Nurse, Team Saline Area Schools, Saline, Michigan

Quality Improvement and Public Reporting

Brandon Oto, PA-C | Karen Smith, PhD, Team Ambulance Victoria Australia

Navigating the Political Landscape of Livesaving

David Hiltz | Chief Tom Huntington, Team Richland Fire and EMS

Building and Maintaining a 911 Integrated AED Registry

Rich Shok, NRP, RN | Jeff Carney, ENP, Team Hamilton County 9-1-1

Rapid Zap: First Responder Defibrillation

David Hiltz; Janet Trethewey, Team Montana HEARTSafe

Practice Like You Play: High-Performance Resuscitation

Dr. Jim Suozzi | Tom Bouthillet, Hilton Head Island Fire and Rescue

Optimizing AED Placement

Rich Shok, NRP, RN | Fiona Johnson, Team Johnson County Ambulance and Rotary Kerber HEARTSafe

Primary and Secondary Prevention Strategies

Josh Smith, NRP | Jessica Donze Black RD, MPH, Team American Heart Association

Putting it all Together and Reflections

Josh Smith, NRP | Dr. Jim Souzzi | Scott Helle

Closing Remarks

Ed Racht, MD, Global Medical Response

Community Resuscitation Officer Program

Identifying and Communicating the WHY

Josh Smith, NRP | James Hempstead

Selecting and Building the TEAM

Josh Smith, NRP | James Hempstead | Michael Van Beek

Branding Your Initiative

Josh Smith, NRP | James Hempstead | Michael Van Beek

Leading Your Initiative

Josh Smith, NRP | Tom Huntington

Measure & Improve: Sustaining Your Initiative With Data

Josh Smith, NRP | Tom Huntington

Putting it all Together and Reflections

Josh Smith, NRP | James Hempstead | Scott Helle