Speakers

The top resuscitation and training experts speaking at ECCU 2017 will be:

  • Sharing the latest science for treating sudden cardiac arrest
  • Providing open forum discussions on what really saves lives
  • Highlighting comprehensive strategies for quality implementation of guidelines at all levels of ECC and community systems

To learn more about the experts sharing relevant, innovative and original topics at ECCU 2017, please see a list of speakers below.

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Benjamin Abella Mphil
Presentation(s):
Review of CPR Skill Deterioration and Methods to Improve Quality

Sahar Ahmad MD
Presentation(s):
Cardiac Arrest Airway Management
Screenshots: Video Laryngoscopy and POCUS in Cardiac Arrest Management

Kostas Alibertis NR-P
Presentation(s):
Is Education Driving Outcomes or are Outcomes Driving Education
ACS (Acute Cognitive Syndrome): Aggregation and Adhesions to Learning
MANAGING A TRAINING CENTER....THE DOLLARS AND SENSE!

Peter M. Antevy MD
Presentation(s):
EAGLES: Better Ensuring the Chain of Recovery
EAGLES (1): Best Practices in Street Medicine
EAGLES (2): Best Practices in Street Medicine
EAGLES (3): Best Practices in Street Medicine

Renard Arsenault MICP, EMT-P
Presentation(s):
How Incorporating Behavioral Science Principles Increases Lay Rescuer SCA Response

Tom Aufderheide MD
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Resuscitation Officer Program
Cardiac Arrest Collaborative Town Hall Meeting

Mary S. Barber-Schmitz NREMT
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Perfecting Practice: Strategies for Effective and Productive Skill Practice

Lance Becker MD
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Cardiac Arrest Collaborative Town Hall Meeting

Stuart Berger MD
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Citizen CPR Foundation's Task Force on SCA in Youth (Plenary)

David Berry PhD, AT, ATC
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Improving Patient Outcomes: Creating a Lean Culture of Continuous Improvement
Lean Applications for Hospital Medical Emergency and Rapid Response Teams
Efficacy of Bag-Valve Mask Utilization by Athletic Training Students

Farhan Bhanji MD, MSC (Ed)
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AHA EDUCATION SUMMIT: Break Out #2

Audrey Blewer MPH
Presentation(s):
AHA Education Summit (Plenary)
Innovation in Resuscitation, Digital Strategies and Pulse Point Competition (Plenary)
Review of CPR Skill Deterioration and Methods to Improve Quality
Review of Post-Cardiac Arrest Targeted Temperature Management Evidence and Guidelines
AHA EDUCATION SUMMIT: Break Out #3

Ben Bobrow MD
Presentation(s):
Telephone CPR
T-CPR (Plenary)
T-CPR Break-Out Session (Plenary Follow Up)

Richard Bradley
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Saving More Lives: Cutting Edge Science
Cardiac Arrest Collaborative Town Hall Meeting

Gary Brauchia
Presentation(s):
Don't Give Up

Meghan Broadbent
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Applying Hands-on-Chest Time Standards in the Emergency Medical Dispatch Center

E. Stein Bronsky MD
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Mobile Technology Links EMS to ED to the Cath Lab

Christina Brown MD
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Syncope Prevention using Physical Counter-pressure Maneuvers

Amelia Bryan
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How to Perfect Multiple Rescuer CPR

Rita Burke PhD, MPH
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Kids to Grandparents - What Infant CPR Techniques Make A Difference
CARES Database & Improving Survival

Carrie Burkhart
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Post Event Feedback to Improve CPR Quality

Clifton Calloway MD
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Cardiac Arrest Collaborative Town Hall Meeting

Cheryl Camacho NRP
Presentation(s):
Using Metrics to get ÒBack to BasicsÓ in Resuscitation
Utilization of technology to enhance the performance of team training

Teri Campbell RN, BSN, CEN, CFRN
Presentation(s):
If at First You Don't Succeed...Real Strategies to Improve Resuscitation in the Real World (Plenary)
If at First You Don't SucceedÉ..Real Strategies to Improve Resuscitation in the Real World: Break-Out (Plenary Follow Up)
School CPR: Not as Easy as ABC, Without Enough 123
Are you crazy - you can't teach CPR that way...

John Careccia EMT - IT
Presentation(s):
Do You Have Small Hands - I Have the Solution
Infant CPR Is A Challenge And An Opportunity
Good Training Material Helps To Produce Confident And Effective Rescuers

Bailey Chan
Presentation(s):
Kids Teaching Kids to Save Lives

Jennifer Chap
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SCA Awareness & Messaging Study: Creating a Culture of Action
Insights from a Dispatcher-Assisted Lay Rescuer

Adam Cheng MD
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AHA EDUCATION SUMMIT: Break Out #2

Jim Christensen MD, FRCPC
Presentation(s):
Cardiac Arrest in Canada - A National Response

Helosia Helena Ciqueto Peres
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Effectiveness of basic life support online course on studentsª learning

James Colquitt PhD, RRT-ACCS, NREMT, CHSOS
Presentation(s):
The In-Hospital Implementation of the Pit Crew Resuscitation Model

Christopher B. Colwell MD
Presentation(s):
EAGLES: Better Ensuring the Chain of Recovery
EAGLES (1): Best Practices in Street Medicine
EAGLES (2): Best Practices in Street Medicine
EAGLES (3): Best Practices in Street Medicine

Katie Dainty PhD
Presentation(s):
An EMS-led Sudden Cardiac Arrest Bystander Debriefing Program: BPASM
The Launch of the First Cardiac Arrest Bystander Support Network

Mohamud Daya MD, MS
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Verified Responder Program - Lessons Learned

Vincente de Lima MD
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ONE PAGE ACLS AND PALS ALGORHYTMS

Marina Del Rios
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School CPR: Not as Easy as ABC, Without Enough 123

Heather Delaney
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Driven By Data - Improving CPR Outcomes through Code Team Training

Robert Dickson MD
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Mobile Technology Links EMS to ED to the Cath Lab

Jennifer Edwards BS
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ACT Foundaiton: Finding funds for your School CPR Program

Brian Eigel PhD
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Reaching Millions: The Future of CPR Education (Plenary)

Jeffery M. Elder MD
Presentation(s):
EAGLES: Better Ensuring the Chain of Recovery
EAGLES (1): Best Practices in Street Medicine
EAGLES (2): Best Practices in Street Medicine
EAGLES (3): Best Practices in Street Medicine

Jonathan Epstein MEMS, NREMT-P
Presentation(s):
Kids to Grandparents - What Infant CPR Techniques Make A Difference
First Aid: The Forgotten Topic?

John Erbayri MS, NRP, CHSE
Presentation(s):
Chain of Survival - It Really Works - Case Study

Ellen Erickson RN
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START AND MAINTAIN A CPR/AED TRAINING COMPANY FOR THE WORKPLACE

Thatiane Facholi Polastri
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Effectiveness of basic life support online course on studentsª learning

Joe Farrell PT, M App Sc, DPT, FAAOMPT, FAPTA
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San Ramon Valley Fire HeartSafe Committee 7th Grade CPR/AED Program

Josh Fischer EMT-P
Presentation(s):
Road To Recovery: Surviving SCA and the Emotional Aftermath
Critical Link: CPR/AED Education and SCA Survival in Rural America

English Flack
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Resources, Barriers and Recommendations for Implementing School CPR-AED Programs

Pamela Foster RN
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Kids Teaching Kids to Save Lives

Isabel Gardett
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Applying Hands-on-Chest Time Standards in the Emergency Medical Dispatch Center

Gerado Gastelum Pons MD
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Quality CPR in Mexico!

Lana Gent PhD
Presentation(s):
Reaching Millions: The Future of CPR Education
Cardiac Arrest Collaborative Town Hall Meeting

Michelle Gibson
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Developing a Bystander Debriefing Program as the BPAS Model

Brycen Go
Presentation(s):
Kids Teaching Kids to Save Lives

Jeffery M. Goodlor MP., NRP
Presentation(s):
EAGLES: Better Ensuring the Chain of Recovery
EAGLES (1): Best Practices in Street Medicine
EAGLES (2): Best Practices in Street Medicine
EAGLES (3): Best Practices in Street Medicine

Tom Greenhalgh LICSW, MACJ, NRP
Presentation(s):
Taking Care of the Caregiver: What About Us?

Penny Gunter MSN, RN
Presentation(s):
Increase the Proficiency of Nursing Staff Conducting CPR
Before the First Five

Nancy Haney AAS, NREMT
Presentation(s):
The In-Hospital Implementation of the Pit Crew Resuscitation Model

Kimberly Harkins MPH, BS. Ed, NREMT
Presentation(s):
Survivors - Shocked into Speaking
Survivor Kits - Resources for Survivors and their Families
Could we create a National Campaign to "Start the Beat"?
HeartSafe Communities: Increasing Pre-Ambulance CPR/AED Use Through Community Based Initives
The MRC advanced perfusion/reperfusion ACLS for refractory VF VT patients
Are you crazy - you can't teach CPR that way...

Victor Hernandez Ramirez MD
Presentation(s):
Quality CPR in Mexico!

David Hiltz EMT-P
Presentation(s):
Resuscitation Officer Program
Improving Bystander CPR, Community Mobilization and Outreach Using Media Influence
Access Denied! Failures in Automated External Defibiliator Deployment
Leveraging benign envy to motivate lifesaving in our communities-HEARTSafe
Hot Pizza and Faster Response Times!
Not all CPR videos are created equal. Quite the contrary!

Lucinda Hodgson BA, EMT-P
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Success stories- Using Data to Save Lives

Tom Holloway PhD
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Culture Change and Accountability: Practical Essentials for Global SCA Survival

Jonathan Howard RN, BSN, MAT, CEN, CHSE, NR-P
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Overview of the Simulation Process: How Do I Do This?
Trip to Improving Outcomes: One Destination for Pilot, Crew, Passengers

Betsy Hunt MD
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AHA EDUCATION SUMMIT: Break Out #1

Ann Jarris MD
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What We've Learned About Corporate and Public Access CPR/AED Response

Ray Jarris MD
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What We've Learned About Corporate and Public Access CPR/AED Response

Gene Johnson
Presentation(s):
Survivors - Shocked into Speaking

Jonathan Jui MD, MPH
Presentation(s):
EAGLES: Better Ensuring the Chain of Recovery
EAGLES (1): Best Practices in Street Medicine
EAGLES (2): Best Practices in Street Medicine
EAGLES (3): Best Practices in Street Medicine

Karl Kern MD
Presentation(s):
Resuscitation Officer Program
Use of the Cath Lab in the Treatment of Cardiac Arrest: 2017 and Beyond (Plenary)
Use of Cath Lab in the Treatment of Cardiac Arrest: 2017 and Beyond: Break-Out (Plenary Follow Up)

Pamela Kostic RN, CCCC
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Pavitra Kotini-Shah MD
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Survivng the Survival

Nicole Kupchik MN, RN, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN, CMC
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Practice Makes Perfect! Implementing Mock Codes in Hospitals
Developing a Hospital Based Resuscitation Team and Educational Program
Post Event Feedback to Improve CPR Quality

Tore Laerdal
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Saving More Lives - Together (Plenary)

Richard Lamphier RN
Presentation(s):
Preventing of Sudden Cardiac Death in Schools & Communities
School based CPR/AED training and Cardiac Emergency Response Plans

Chris Laux RN, MSN, CCRN, PCCN, ACNS-BC
Presentation(s):
Practice Makes Perfect! Implementing Mock Codes in Hospitals
Developing a Hospital Based Resuscitation Team and Educational Program

Marion Leary MPH, MSN
Presentation(s):
Innovation in Resuscitation, Digital Strategies and Pulse Point Competition (Plenary)
Using Virtual Reality to Observe Bystander Response to Cardiac Arrest

Yvonne Leippert RN, MS, CCRN
Presentation(s):
A collaborative approach to SCA- A Case Study

Michael Levy MD
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Mechanical CPR: The Challenges of Science and Implementation

Charles J. Lick MD
Presentation(s):
HeartSafe Communities: Increasing Pre-Ambulance CPR/AED Use Through Community Based Initives

Freddy Lippert MD
Presentation(s):
If at First You Don't SucceedÉ..Real Strategies to Improve Resuscitation in the Real World (Plenary)
If at First You Don't SucceedÉ..Real Strategies to Improve Resuscitation in the Real World: Break-Out (Plenary Follow Up)

Martha Lopez-Anderson
Presentation(s):
Citizen CPR Foundation's Task Force on SCA in Youth (Plenary)
Moving the Needle: A Web-Based Toolkit

Heather MacLeod MS, CGC
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Updates on Sudden Death in the Toung Case Registry

Andrew MacPherson BSc, MD, CCFP(EM), FCFP,
Presentation(s):
Cardiac Arrest in Canada - A National Response

Lauren Maloney MD
Presentation(s):
Cardiac Arrest Airway Management
Which Came First, The Trauma or the Cardiac Event?

Mary Elizabeth Mancini PhD, RN
Presentation(s):
AHA EDUCATION SUMMIT: Break Out #2

Renee Matos MD, MPH
Presentation(s):
Driven By Data - Improving CPR Outcomes through Code Team Training

Jack McMaster MBA
Presentation(s):
Reaching Millions: The Future of CPR Education (Plenary)
Cardiac Arrest Collaborative Town Hall Meeting

Billy Meadow
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1st Rescue Drone delivery of AEDs & more

Beth Mehring
Presentation(s):
MANAGING A TRAINING CENTER....THE DOLLARS AND SENSE!

Ayvind Meinich-Bache MSc
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CPR Measurement and Feedback by Smartphone Camera

Brian Miller MS, MSEd, MDe, CHES
Presentation(s):
Fostering Intention to Act in an Emergency using Hybrid Learning

Emily Moyers
Presentation(s):
Efficacy of Bag-Valve Mask Utilization by Athletic Training Students

Vinay Nadkarni MD
Presentation(s):
Resuscitation Officer Program
Reaching Millions: The Future of CPR Education (Plenary)
AHA EDUCATION SUMMIT: Break Out #3

Kenneth Navarro
Presentation(s):
Educational Methodology for CPR Instruction: Learning and Teaching Styles
CPR in Schools: What Does the Evidence Show?
Evolution and Revolution in Resuscitation Training
The Science of a Team-based Approach to Resuscitation

Joe Nemeth FCFP, EM
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Leadership skills in resuscitation.

Joel Neves Briard
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Does proximity to the nearest AED influence bystander shock probability?

Larry Newell EdD, NRP
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Aquatic Rescues and Emergency Cardiac Care

Mary Newman MS
Presentation(s):
Citizen CPR Foundation's Task Force on SCA in Youth (Plenary)
SCA Awareness & Messaging Study: Creating a Culture of Action
Surviving Sudden Cardiac Arrest - What's Next?
Moving Everyone Forward Together: CPR in Schools

Dana Niles MS
Presentation(s):
Resuscitation Officer Program
AHA EDUCATION SUMMIT: Break Out #1

Christine Noller JD, LLM
Presentation(s):
Improving Patient Outcomes: Creating a Lean Culture of Continuous Improvement
Lean Applications for Hospital Medical Emergency and Rapid Response Teams

Maureen O'Connor
Presentation(s):
The Big Easy CPR Training
The Big Easy CPR Training

Loralee Olejnik MA, EMT-B
Presentation(s):
The Big Easy CPR Training
Mentoring Millenials: How to Develop the Next Gen SCA Fight
PAD 101: Building Community AED Programs from the Ground Up

Chris Olola PhD
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Applying Hands-on-Chest Time Standards in the Emergency Medical Dispatch Center

Con Olson
Presentation(s):
Why We Should Collect Rural Cardiac Arrest Data

Juliet Olson-Batista
Presentation(s):
Critical Link: CPR/AED Education and SCA Survival in Rural America
Road To Recovery: Surviving SCA and the Emotional Aftermath

George Ordway PhD, PA-C
Presentation(s):
Successful Hands-Only CPR and AED Use Training in Northeast Georgia

Joe Ornato MD, FACP, FACC, FACEP
Presentation(s):
Keynote: Massive Pulmonary Embolism
Cutting Edge Advances in Resuscitation Science

Micah Panczyk
Presentation(s):
Telephone CPR

Mike Papale
Presentation(s):
Cardiac Arrest Survivor

Mimi Peberdy MD, FACC
Presentation(s):
Keynote: Massive Pulmonary Embolism

Jeffery Pellegrino PhD, MPH, MS, BS, EMT/FF
Presentation(s):
Kids to Grandparents - What Infant CPR Techniques Make A Difference
Fostering Intention to Act in an Emergency using Hybrid Learning

Paul Pepe MD, MPH
Presentation(s):
A 2020 Vision: Evolution, Revolution and Novel Solutions in Cardio-Cerebral Resuscitation (Plenary)
EAGLES: Better Ensuring the Chain of Recovery
EAGLES (1): Best Practices in Street Medicine
EAGLES (2): Best Practices in Street Medicine
EAGLES (3): Best Practices in Street Medicine

David E. Persee MD
Presentation(s):
EAGLES: Better Ensuring the Chain of Recovery
EAGLES (1): Best Practices in Street Medicine
EAGLES (2): Best Practices in Street Medicine
EAGLES (3): Best Practices in Street Medicine

Richard Price
Presentation(s):
Innovation in Resuscitation, Digital Strategies and Pulse Point Competition (Plenary)
Using PulsePoint to Improve Community Emergency Response

Rudolp Princi
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Cardiac Arrest Airway Management

Meghan Ramsden BA
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ACT Foundaiton: Finding funds for your School CPR Program

Jeff Ranous
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Citizen CPR Foundation's Task Force on SCA in Youth (Plenary)
Moving Everyone Forward Together: CPR in Schools

Thomas Rea MD
Presentation(s):
T-CPR (Plenary)
If at First You Don't SucceedÉ..Real Strategies to Improve Resuscitation in the Real World (Plenary)
T-CPR Break-Out Session (Plenary Follow Up)
Mechanical CPR: The Challenges of Science and Implementation
Challenges and Progress for Community-based Resuscitation: Examples from HeartRescue Consortium
If at First You Don't SucceedÉ..Real Strategies to Improve Resuscitation in the Real World: Break-Out (Plenary Follow Up)

Tracy Reagan
Presentation(s):
Using Metrics to get ÒBack to BasicsÓ in Resuscitation
Utilization of technology to enhance the performance of team training

Robb Rehberg PhD, ATC, NREMT
Presentation(s):
Citizen CPR Foundation's Task Force on SCA in Youth (Plenary)
Resources, Barriers and Recommendations for Implementing School CPR-AED Programs (TASKFORCE Committee #1)
How to Build a Medical Emergency Response Plan and a Fully-Functioning Response Team
CPR and AED's Surviving Cardiac Arrest in the Workplace
First Aid at Work - First Aid from Compliance to Best Practices

Jorge Rembis MD
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Quality CPR in Mexico!

Adam Rodos MD
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Making the Grade: Hospital CARES Report Cards

Joe Rosanno MD
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Saving Fragile Hearts
CARES Database & Improving Survival

Colby Rowe MS, NRP, FP-C
Presentation(s):
Cardiac Arrest Airway Management
Which Came First, The Trauma or the Cardiac Event?
Screenshots: Video Laryngoscopy and POCUS in Cardiac Arrest Management

Kelly Sawyer MD
Presentation(s):
Surviving Sudden Cardiac Arrest - What's Next?

Keneth A. Schepple MD
Presentation(s):
EAGLES: Better Ensuring the Chain of Recovery
EAGLES (1): Best Practices in Street Medicine
EAGLES (2): Best Practices in Street Medicine
EAGLES (3): Best Practices in Street Medicine

Thomas Schmitz NREMT
Presentation(s):
Small Team Practice During CPR Class
Diagramming Skill Sessions for Instructor Success
Perfecting Practice: Strategies for Effective and Productive Skill Practice

Dennis Schuler
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Workplace Health Achievement Indiex - Best Practices for Building a Workplace Culture of Health

Greg Scott
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Applying Hands-on-Chest Time Standards in the Emergency Medical Dispatch Center

Kevin Seaman MD, FACEP, FAEMS
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Cheating Death: Improving Statewide Cardiac Survival in Maryland Using CARES

Ryan Shercliffe
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Is Education Driving Outcomes or are Outcomes Driving Education

Michele Shimers
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Survivors - Shocked into Speaking

Rich Shok RN, NRP, EMS-I
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Building your own mobile Hands-Only CPR strategy!

Anoop Singh MB, BCh
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Project ADAM: Preparing Schools for a Cardiac Emergency

Sophie Skellet MD
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Restart a Heart
Restart a Heart: Break-Out (Plenary Follow Up)

Chris Solomons
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How I Survived a Cardiac Arrest

Gilbert Somers RN, EMT-P
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Using a Feedback Device from the Classroom to the Bedside

Edward Stapleton EMT-P
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Resuscitation Officer Program

Janet Steinkamp MA
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Engaging Community Leaders - Building Bridges

Darren Sudman JD
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GotAED: A New Approach to Access

Steven Tannebaum JD
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CPR/AED Instruction: What are our students retaining?

Allison Thompson
Presentation(s):
Citizen CPR Foundation's Task Force on SCA in Youth (Plenary)
Resources, Barriers and Recommendations for Implementing School CPR-AED Programs (TASKFORCE Committee #1)

Lilia Timerman MD
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MEDICAL EMERGENCIES IN THE DENTAL CHAIR

Sergio Timerman MD, PhD
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Simulation and Validation of Therapeutic Hypothermia as STEMI Adjuvant Treatment
Effectiveness of basic life support online course on studentsª learning

Lucia Tobase
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Effectiveness of basic life support online course on studentsª learning

Dave Tranchida
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Robert Trenkamp BS, MBA, EMT-P
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Bystander Leaning Is Common, But Controllable With Inexpensive Devices.

Raquel Trevino
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Driven By Data - Improving CPR Outcomes through Code Team Training

Amy Turner BSN
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ACS (Acute Cognitive Syndrome): Aggregation and Adhesions to Learning

Rebecca Valentine BS, EMT-P, I/C, NCEE
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Stroke signs/symptoms not picked up by FAST exam
When Emotions Set in for Survivors of Cardiac Arrest
Commotio Cordis is a Heartbreaker
When emotions set in for Survivors of Cardiac Arrest

Terry Vanden Hoek MD
Presentation(s):
If at First You Don't SucceedÉ..Real Strategies to Improve Resuscitation in the Real World (Plenary)
If at First You Don't SucceedÉ..Real Strategies to Improve Resuscitation in the Real World: Break-Out (Plenary Follow Up)

Victoria Vetter MD
Presentation(s):
Citizen CPR Foundation's Task Force on SCA in Youth (Plenary)
Moving the Needle: A Web-Based Toolkit

Angela Walker MSN, RN - BC
Presentation(s):
The In-Hospital Implementation of the Pit Crew Resuscitation Model

Erik Ward
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Bleeding Control for Lay Responders (Pre-Con)
Bleeding Control for Lay Responders (Concurrent)

Lisa Wilson RN, BSN, NCSN
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The Difference ...and all that Jazz

Sally Wooton RN, CCRN
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What We've Learned About Corporate and Public Access CPR/AED Response