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Cardiac Arrest Airway Management
December 4 - Monday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Presenters:
Colby Rowe, MS, NRP, FP-C
Lauren Maloney, MD
Rudolph Princi
Sahar Ahmad, MD


Session Type: Pre-Conference Workshop
Session Track: Pre-Conference Workshop
Split Sesion: N/A



This expert-driven, interactive, and hands-on airway management workshop will challenge you to try a variety of advanced airway techniques to maximize airway control and ventilation when managing sudden cardiac arrest. Review recent advances in airway management, practice advanced techniques such as video laryngoscopy, learn utility of ultrasound in airway management, and increase survival from sudden cardiac arrest.

Telephone CPR
December 4 - Monday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Presenters:
Ben Bobrow, MD
Micah Panczyk
Helge Myklebust
Tonje Soars Birkenes


Session Type: Pre-Conference Workshop
Session Track: Pre-Conference Workshop
Split Sesion: N/A



Telephone CPR (T-CPR), where call-takers provide CPR instructions and coaching to 9-1-1 callers who witness or encounter an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), is independently associated with improved patient outcomes. Please join the experts of the Save Hearts in Arizona Registry and Education (SHARE) Program and Helge Myklebust to examine the relationship between 9-1-1 callers and call-takers. These parties form the first link in the Chain of Survival and must understand each other’s roles and responsibilities if they are to give OHCA patients the best chance of survival. Callers should be prepared to answer two questions to assess the patient’s status: “Is the patient conscious?” and “Is the patient breathing normally?” Call-takers, in turn, should be prepared to calmly assert themselves to control calls and to provide continuous CPR coaching to lay rescuers on scene. Such coaching can serve as real-time audio feedback that can create and maintain good bystander CPR quality until professional rescuers assume care.

Resuscitation Officer Program
December 5 - Tuesday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Presenters:
Vinay Nadkarni, MD
Dana Niles, MS
Edward Stapleton, EMT-P
Karl Kern, MD
Tom Aufderheide, MD
David Hiltz, EMT-P


Session Type: Pre-Conference Workshop
Session Track: Pre-Conference Workshop
Split Sesion: N/A



The organization and management of modern hospital code programs has become a fairly complex task. This 8-hour certificate program is designed to prepare physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals to organize and implement hospital and community-wide resuscitation programs. The program will include; organizing code committees and code teams, maintaining infrastructure, integrating key elements including ultrasound, therapeutic hypothermia, post resuscitation PCI, and ECMO, provider training, conducting mock codes, and comprehensive CQI. A must program for Hospital Code Teams Chairs!

EAGLES: Better Ensuring the Chain of Recovery
December 5 - Tuesday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Presenters:
Paul Pepe, MD, MPH, Dallas, TX
David E. Persee, MD, Houston, TX
Jonathan Jui, MD, MPH, Portland, OR
Jeffery M. Goodloe, MP, NRP, Oklahoma City/Tulsa, OK
Christopher B. Colwell, MD, San Francisco, CA
Jeffery M. Elder, MD, New Orleans, LA
Kenneth A. Scheppke, MD, Palm Beach, FL
Peter M. Antevy, MD


Session Type: Pre-Conference Workshop
Session Track: Pre-Conference Workshop
Split Sesion: N/A



The highly-respected “Eagles “consortium, a de facto coalition of the jurisdictional EMS (9-1-1 system) medical directors from the nation’s largest cities, regularly present distinct challenges to accepted practice. With creative approaches to problem-solving, they have routinely changed worldwide practices. In this session, several of the “Eagles” will report on some of the latest discussions from this cutting-edge group.

The Big Easy CPR Training
December 5 - Tuesday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Presenters:
Maureen O'Connor
Loralee Olejnik, MA, EMT-B


Session Type: Pre-Conference Workshop
Session Track: Pre-Conference Workshop
Split Sesion: N/A



This workshop will cover steps to organizing large-scale, mass-CPR training events. From identifying locations, equipment and community partners to mobilizing staff and volunteers, attendees will learn the basics of how to pull off large-scale CPR trainings. This workshop will be interactive and give participants practical advice, as well as motivate them to start planning their own training upon returning home.

Preventing of Sudden Cardiac Death in Schools & Communities
December 5 - Tuesday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Presenters:
Richard Lamphier, RN


Session Type: Pre-Conference Workshop
Session Track: Pre-Conference Workshop
Split Sesion: N/A



This session will focus on how to develop and implement a school based CPR / AED training and CERP program. The presentation will identify partners, key stakeholders, funding opportunities, pitfalls, successes, and lessons learned.

Bleeding Control for Lay Responders
December 5 - Tuesday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Presenters:
Erik Ward


Session Type: Pre-Conference Workshop
Session Track: Pre-Conference Workshop
Split Sesion: N/A



If you teach CPR you can stop the bleed! Attendees will learn bleeding control in order to teach as an add-on to their CPR training, or as a standalone course. The material is tailored to the lay responder as recommended by the White House’s “Stop the Bleed Campaign”. This campaign is a federal initiative that aims to save lives and build resiliency in our communities, specifically on hemorrhage control.

Cardiac Arrest Collaborative Town Hall Meeting
December 5 - Tuesday
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Presenters:
Tom Aufderheide, MD
Lance Becker, MD
Lana Gent, PhD
Jack McMaster, MBA
Richard Bradley
Clifton Calloway, MD


Session Type: Pre-Conference Workshop
Session Track: Pre-Conference Workshop
Split Sesion: N/A



Town Hall Meeting to hear the latest on the progress of the national Cardiac Arrest Collaborative.

Opening Ceremony & Welcome
December 5 - Tuesday
5:00 PM - 5:40 PM

Presenters:
Vinay Nadkarni, MD
Edward Stapleton, EMT-P
Dana Niles, MS
Jeffery M. Elder, MD, New Orleans, LA
Janick Lewis


Session Type: Special Event
Session Track: Special Event
Split Sesion: Special Event



A 2020 Vision: Evolution, Revolution and Novel Solutions in Cardio-Cerebral Resuscitation
December 5 - Tuesday
5:40 PM - 6:15 PM

Presenters:
Paul Pepe, MD, MPH, Dallas, TX


Session Type: Plenary
Session Track: Plenary
Split Sesion: N/A



In a characteristic entertaining, envelope-pushing talk, Dr. Paul Pepe, a vanguard resuscitation scientist for the past four decades, will present his latest vision for several evolving concepts in cardio-cerebral resuscitation. After detailing key caveats regarding how we arrived at our conventional wisdom and current understanding of CPR practices, he will then reconcile those with certain innovative approaches that may significantly change what we do today, giving a vision of what we may be teaching and practicing in the not too distant future.

In the Eyes of the Beholder …an Epic Resuscitation!
December 5 - Tuesday
6:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Presenters:
Joe Ornato, MD, FACP, FACC, FACEP
Mimi Peberdy, MD, FACC


Session Type: Plenary
Session Track: Plenary
Split Sesion: N/A



Join us for a spellbinding first-hand account through a survivor and rescuer’s eyes. Leading resuscitation experts and CPR champions, Drs. Joe Ornato and Mimi Peberdy will inspire you with their heroic and personal E-CPR story, revealing what it was like to be saved by the amazing system of care they created in Richmond! Beyond the mechanics of resuscitation…come be inspired!

Opening Reception Extravaganza
December 5 - Tuesday
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Presenters:


Session Type: Special Event
Session Track: Special Event
Split Sesion: N/A



Registration Open
December 6 - Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Presenters:


Session Type: Special Event
Session Track: Special Event
Split Sesion: N/A



Exhibit Hall Open
December 6 - Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Presenters:


Session Type: Special Event
Session Track: Special Event
Split Sesion: N/A



Breakfast with the Exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall
December 6 - Wednesday
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Presenters:


Session Type: Special Event
Session Track: Special Event
Split Sesion: N/A



Welcome and Introductory Remarks
December 6 - Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:25 AM

Presenters:
Vinay Nadkarni, MD
Edward Stapleton, EMT-P
Dana Niles, MS


Session Type: Special Event
Session Track: Special Event
Split Sesion: N/A



Saving More Lives – Together
December 6 - Wednesday
8:25 AM - 9:15 AM

Presenters:
Tore Laerdal


Session Type: Plenary
Session Track: Plenary
Split Sesion: N/A



Several hundred thousand more lives could be saved every year by widespread implementation of best practice training and therapy in treating patients suffering from sudden cardiac arrest, severe trauma and life-threatening complications during birth. This presentation will review some global programs and partnerships that can significantly contribute to this.

T-CPR: What We Know Works … No-No-Go! … and What Doesn’t!
December 6 - Wednesday
9:15 AM - 10:05 AM

Presenters:
Thomas Rea, MD, MPH
Ben Bobrow, MD


Session Type: Plenary
Session Track: Plenary
Split Sesion: N/A



Telephone CPR (T-CPR) isn’t a binary approach – on or off, do it or don’t do it. In fact, implementing an impactful telephone CPR program requires leaders to consider multiple factors such as culture, training, technology and process. In this session, leaders from Seattle and King County (WA) and the Arizona SHARE Program share practical suggestions for implementing an effective and lifesaving T-CPR program. Using a maturity model to describe the implementation journey, the faculty provide a clear road map for improving no matter if you’re just getting started or an experienced emergency call center looking to optimize your performance.

Morning Break in the Exhibit Hall
December 6 - Wednesday
10:05 AM - 10:35 AM

Presenters:


Session Type: Special Event
Session Track: Special Event
Split Sesion: N/A



T-CPR: What We Know Works… No-No-Go!…and What Doesn’t! Break-Out Session
December 6 - Wednesday
10:35 AM - 11:25 AM

Presenters:
Thomas Rea, MD, MPH
Ben Bobrow, MD


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: EMS: Clinical Solutions & Best Practices
Split Sesion: N/A



This session is a follow up to the general session of the same name to allow audience participation. Interact with the experts, ask questions and provide suggestions that have been successful in your community!

Developing a Hospital-Based Resuscitation Team and Educational Program
December 6 - Wednesday
10:35 AM - 11:25 AM

Presenters:
Nicole Kupchik, MN, RN, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN, CMC
Chris Laux, RN, MSN, CCRN, PCCN, ACNS-BC


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: In-Hopsital: Clinical Solutions & Best Practices
Split Sesion: N/A



Quick team assembly and code blue management will improve patient outcomes if a resuscitation team consists of predetermined healthcare staff, which are assigned specific code blue tasks, and have extensive training in those tasks. This session reviews the evidence based practice as it pertains to a resuscitation team’s role delineation, training to those specific roles and to leadership/communication / teamwork enhancement strategies.

SCA Awareness & Messaging Study: Creating a Culture of Action
December 6 - Wednesday
10:35 AM - 11:25 AM

Presenters:
Mary Newman, MS
Jennifer Chap


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: Community: Prepare, Respond, Survive & Thrive
Split Sesion: YES



In 2015, we conducted landmark research that reveals a significant lack of public awareness/understanding of SCA and the urgency for CPR/AED intervention. When exposed to a clear definition of SCA, interest in learning CPR/AED skills increases dramatically. Hear how in 2017, we build upon learnings with national quantitative / qualitative research to investigate messaging strategies that resonate and move the public to action.

Surviving Sudden Cardiac Arrest – What’s Next?
December 6 - Wednesday
10:35 AM - 11:25 AM

Presenters:
Mary Newman, MS
Kelly Sawyer, MD


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: Community: Prepare, Respond, Survive & Thrive
Split Sesion: YES



This session will describe the results of a pilot study conducted among sudden cardiac arrest survivors and their loved ones, exploring their psycho-social perceptions of life in the aftermath of cardiac arrest. It will also propose interventions and resources that can meet the needs of survivors, their loved ones, and the larger support system.

Kids to Grandparents – What Infant CPR Techniques Make A Difference
December 6 - Wednesday
10:35 AM - 11:25 AM

Presenters:
Jeffery Pellegrino, PhD, MPH, MS, BS, EMT/FF
Jonathan Epstein, MEMS, NREMT-P


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: Education/Simulation: Instructor Tools & Training
Split Sesion: YES



Community responders come in all shapes and sizes, some with long fingernails, some living far away from EMS. This crossover study compared Two-Finger (TF) v. Two-Thumb-Hand Encircling (TT) compression techniques. Learn the pros and cons of each as well as the benefits of Community Participatory Research approach to lower infant mortality in a vulnerable community.

San Ramon Valley Fire HeartSafe Committee 7th Grade CPR/AED Program
December 6 - Wednesday
10:35 AM - 11:25 AM

Presenters:
Joe Farrell, PT, M App Sc, DPT, FAAOMPT, FAPTA


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: Education/Simulation: Instructor Tools & Training
Split Sesion: YES



This presentation will offer the history of the HeartSafe Committee of the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District (SRVFPD) along with an overview of our 7th grade “Hands Only” CPR and AED training program. Learn about how this component of the Physical Education curriculum of the San Ramon Valley School District (SRVSD) has resulted in 3,000 7th graders being instructed per year since 2013.

Cutting Edge Advances in Resuscitation Science
December 6 - Wednesday
10:35 AM - 11:25 AM

Presenters:
Joe Ornato, MD, FACP, FACC, FACEP


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: Latest Research & Science
Split Sesion: N/A



This session will describe and discuss the latest science relating to clinical resuscitation with an emphasis on applying these discoveries to high-performance regional systems of resuscitation.

Workplace Health Achievement Index – Best Practices for Building a Workplace Culture of Health
December 6 - Wednesday
10:35 AM - 11:25 AM

Presenters:
Chris Calitz, MPP


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: Workplace
Split Sesion: N/A



The Workplace Health Achievement Index assesses policies and programs that support heart health in the workplace. Data will be presented on how comprehensive workplace health programs based on culture of health best practices can improve the heart health, productivity, and engagement of the workforce.

Successful Hands-Only CPR and AED Use Training in Northeast Georgia
December 6 - Wednesday
10:35 AM - 11:25 AM

Presenters:
George Ordway, PhD, PA-C


Session Type: Lightning Round
Session Track: Lightning Round
Split Sesion: LR (I)



An education mission of the North Georgia Heart Foundation is to teach Hands-Only CPR and AED use to as many people as possible. Since August 2014, with help from nursing students, EMT students, and the Northeast Georgia Regional STEMI System, NGHF has helped train more than 11,000 people at schools, businesses, and community organizations and events in these important life-saving techniques.

Quality CPR in Mexico!
December 6 - Wednesday
10:35 AM - 11:25 AM

Presenters:
Jorge Rembis, MD
Gerado Gastelum Pons, MD
Victor Hernandez Ramirez, MD


Session Type: Lightning Round
Session Track: Lightning Round
Split Sesion: LR (I)



Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Mexico has attracted interest in the last changes of 2015 in quality CPR by AHA, which has made different training to improve survival rates in the country with the best hospital and prehospital institutions.

Critical Link: CPR/AED Education and SCA Survival in Rural America
December 6 - Wednesday
10:35 AM - 11:25 AM

Presenters:
Josh Fischer, EMT-P
Juliet Olson-Batista


Session Type: Lightning Round
Session Track: Lightning Round
Split Sesion: LR (I)



We’ll use a case study approach to explore the critical link between CPR/AED education and SCA survival. Improved survival rates can be found in large EMS systems on the cutting edge of cardiac arrest research and response. However, many of those ‘best practices’ are more difficult to implement in rural areas where access to EMS is sometimes prolonged and/or limited.

EAGLES: Best Practices in Street Medicine
December 6 - Wednesday
11:35 AM - 12:25 PM

Presenters:
Paul Pepe, MD, MPH, Dallas, TX
David E. Persee, MD, Houston, TX
Jonathan Jui, MD, MPH, Portland, OR
Jeffery M. Goodloe, MP, NRP, Oklahoma City/Tulsa, OK
Christopher B. Colwell, MD, San Francisco, CA
Jeffery M. Elder, MD, New Orleans, LA
Kenneth A. Scheppke, MD, Palm Beach, FL
Peter M. Antevy, MD


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: EMS: Clinical Solutions & Best Practices
Split Sesion: N/A



The so-called “Eagles” Coalition (medical directors of the largest U.S. EMS Systems) have been designing / promoting effective prehospital resuscitative strategies that have consistently advanced emergency cardiovascular care worldwide. Perennially, one of the most popular day-long tracks, the Eagles always generate active audience discussion with creative approaches that not only routinely change management practices, but also inspire attendees to do the same!

Mechanical CPR: The Challenges of Science and Implementation
December 6 - Wednesday
11:35 AM - 12:25 PM

Presenters:
Thomas Rea, MD, MPH
Michael Levy, MD


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: In-Hopsital: Clinical Solutions & Best Practices
Split Sesion: N/A



This debate-style presentation will summarize the results of the clinical trials involving mechanical CPR within the context of the pitfalls and opportunities of real-world implementation. The session will provide useful context for stakeholders to consider if and how mechanical CPR may be integrated in care to improve resuscitation.

Resources, Barriers and Recommendations for Implementing School CPR-AED Programs
December 6 - Wednesday
11:35 AM - 12:25 PM

Presenters:
Allison Thompson
Robb Rehberg, PhD, ATC, NREMT
English Flack, MD


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: Community: Prepare, Respond, Survive & Thrive
Split Sesion: YES



Leaders from the Citizen CPR Foundation’s Task Force on SCA in Youth will highlight and discuss recommendations for successful implementation of comprehensive CPR-AED programs in schools. Learn about multiple resources available to support program implementation.

Moving Everyone Forward Together: CPR in Schools
December 6 - Wednesday
11:35 AM - 12:25 PM

Presenters:
Jeff Ranous
Mary Newman, MS


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: Community: Prepare, Respond, Survive & Thrive
Split Sesion: YES



Leaders from the the Citizen CPR Foundation’s Task Force on SCA in Youth will highlight and discuss strategies and policies to ensure all students in all 50 states have equal opportunity to be trained in CPR prior to high school graduation.

Overview of the Simulation Process: How Do I Do This?
December 6 - Wednesday
11:35 AM - 12:25 PM

Presenters:
Jonathan Howard, RN, BSN, MAT, CEN, CHSE, NR-P


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: Education/Simulation: Instructor Tools & Training
Split Sesion: N/A



Simulation is a structured educational experience. Creating a simulation involves educational goals, scenario creation, preparation, providing the simulation experience, debriefing, and simulation improvement. This presentation will walk participants through the steps of creating a simulation. Participants are encouraged to come to the presentation with their own simulation concept that they want to develop.

Saving More Lives: Cutting Edge Science
December 6 - Wednesday
11:35 AM - 12:25 PM

Presenters:
Richard Bradley


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: Latest Research & Science
Split Sesion: N/A



What is the latest in resuscitation science? This fast-paced presentation will provide an overview of the latest research in the field of resuscitation science. We will discuss the latest in airway management, BLS, ACLS, and post-arrest management. We’ll also include considerations of how the research will affect practice and what it means to the practitioner in the field or hospital.

How to Build a Medical Emergency Response Plan and a Fully-Functioning Response Team
December 6 - Wednesday
11:35 AM - 12:25 PM

Presenters:
Robb Rehberg, PhD, ATC, NREMT


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: Workplace
Split Sesion: N/A



This session will provide an overview of how to create and implement a comprehensive emergency response plan. Learn about the role the emergency response plan plays in business continuity, and best practices for organization, development, and deployment of a fully-functional medical emergency response team (MERT).

Chain of Survival – It Really Works – Case Study
December 6 - Wednesday
11:35 AM - 12:25 PM

Presenters:
John Erbayri, MS, NRP, CHSE


Session Type: Lightning Round
Session Track: Lightning Round
Split Sesion: LR (II)



This case study will walk you through the entire Chain of Survival from time of recognition and call to 911, bystander CPR, rapid defibrillation by police, effective advanced life support and integrated post cardiac arrest care. The patient had a total downtime of less than 60 minutes from cardiac arrest till 100% re-perfusion and discharged neurologically intact 7 days later.

Success stories- Using Data to Save Lives
December 6 - Wednesday
11:35 AM - 12:25 PM

Presenters:
Lucinda Hodgson, BA, EMT-P


Session Type: Lightning Round
Session Track: Lightning Round
Split Sesion: LR (II)



A series of specific examples that highlight agencies that have used data to drive change and improve outcomes and/or specific targeted metrics. This will include actual data and how it was used.

Using Virtual Reality to Observe Bystander Response to Cardiac Arrest
December 6 - Wednesday
11:35 AM - 12:25 PM

Presenters:
Marion Leary, MPH, MSN


Session Type: Lightning Round
Session Track: Lightning Round
Split Sesion: LR (II)



We have created a virtual reality sudden cardiac arrest system that includes a head mounted wearable and a CPR manikin to provide a multisensory training experience. The system can be programmed to accurately illustrate any number of neighborhoods where trainees walk around a simulated neighborhood, acquire assistance from simulated bystanders, call 911, use an AED and perform CPR.

The Science of Quality CPR: Why It Matters
December 6 - Wednesday
11:35 AM - 12:25 PM

Presenters:
Mary Elizabeth Mancini, PhD, RN


Session Type:
Session Track:
Split Sesion:



Dr. Mancini will review the data available about in-hospital CPR and look at the evidence behind the current recommendations from the AHA on the performance of high-quality CPR. Methods to promote and improve the effectiveness of CPR in hospitals will be discussed, and Dr. Mancini will provide takeaway points nurses can immediately apply at the bedside. A question-and-answer period will conclude her presentation.

Lunch on Own/Exhibit Hall Open
December 6 - Wednesday
12:25 PM - 1:45 PM

Presenters:


Session Type: Special Event
Session Track: Special Event
Split Sesion: N/A



Door to Balloon Time… The C.A. in the C.A.TH LAB Stands for Cardiac Arrest
December 6 - Wednesday
1:45 PM - 2:35 PM

Presenters:
Karl Kern, MD


Session Type: Plenary
Session Track: Plenary
Split Sesion: N/A



The majority of adults suffering out-of-hospital cardiac arrest have an underlying coronary artery problem, often an acute coronary occlusion. The role of the cath lab in their successful resuscitation and post arrest care will be discussed. The future of a ‘scoop and run’ paradigm shift to facilitate a hyper-invasive approach for some patients will be explored.

EAGLES: Best Practices in Street Medicine (continued)
December 6 - Wednesday
2:45 PM - 3:35 PM

Presenters:
Paul Pepe, MD, MPH, Dallas, TX
David E. Persee, MD, Houston, TX
Jonathan Jui, MD, MPH, Portland, OR
Jeffery M. Goodloe, MP, NRP, Oklahoma City/Tulsa, OK
Christopher B. Colwell, MD, San Francisco, CA
Jeffery M. Elder, MD, New Orleans, LA
Kenneth A. Scheppke, MD, Palm Beach, FL
Peter M. Antevy, MD


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: EMS: Clinical Solutions & Best Practices
Split Sesion: N/A



The so-called “Eagles” Coalition (medical directors of the largest U.S. EMS Systems) have been designing/promoting effective prehospital resuscitative strategies that have consistently advanced emergency cardiovascular care worldwide. Perennially, one of the most popular day-long tracks, the Eagles always generate active audience discussion with creative approaches that not only routinely change management practices, but also inspire attendees to do the same!

Practice Makes Perfect! Implementing Mock Codes in Hospitals
December 6 - Wednesday
2:45 PM - 3:35 PM

Presenters:
Nicole Kupchik, MN, RN, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN, CMC
Chris Laux, RN, MSN, CCRN, PCCN, ACNS-BC


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: In-Hopsital: Clinical Solutions & Best Practices
Split Sesion: YES



Hospital resuscitation events are challenging for numerous reasons; varied levels of experience, teams don’t always know each other, and the issues of crowd control. Mock codes are an effective way for a hospital to evaluate the response to resuscitation events and identify system and training issues. This presentation will focus on the steps needed to implement mock codes.

Culture Change and Accountability: Practical Essentials for Global SCA Survival
December 6 - Wednesday
2:45 PM - 3:35 PM

Presenters:
Tom Holloway, PhD


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: Community: Prepare, Respond, Survive & Thrive
Split Sesion: N/A



How can we realistically achieve a comprehensive culture change to greatly increase SCA survival? This presentation discusses a framework and tools for change, based on practical social science research, proven internationally to solve problems in such diverse fields as SCA response, hospital acquired infections, criminal recidivism, etc. We also include tools for effective accountability discussions when people don’t meet expectations.

Review of CPR Skill Deterioration and Methods to Improve Quality
December 6 - Wednesday
2:45 PM - 3:35 PM

Presenters:
Audrey Blewer, MPH, PhD Candidate in Epidemiology
Benjamin Abella, MD, MPhil


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: Education/Simulation: Instructor Tools & Training
Split Sesion: N/A



CPR quality varies considerably and skills deteriorate over time. Investigations suggest that frequent training may improve CPR skills. This presentation will incorporate a review of CPR quality, and examples of skill deterioration. From there, it will discuss methods to improve CPR skill deterioration in laypersons. Examples will include well-vetted text and visuals as well as findings from our previous investigation.

Challenges and Progress for Community-Based Resuscitation: Examples from HeartRescue Consortium
December 6 - Wednesday
2:45 PM - 3:35 PM

Presenters:
Thomas Rea, MD, MPH


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: Latest Research & Science
Split Sesion: N/A



This presentation highlights the challenges and progress to date of the US HeartRescue Consortium, a collective striving to improve care for OHCA. The Consortium includes 15 states that are working to achieve comprehensive statewide participation to measure and improve resuscitation. The experience provides a wealth of lessons-learned as stakeholders work to engage community, EMS, and hospitals across diverse systems.

First Aid: The Forgotten Topic?
December 6 - Wednesday
2:45 PM - 3:35 PM

Presenters:
Jonathan Epstein, MEMS, NREMT-P
Richard Bradley


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: Workplace
Split Sesion: N/A



In the workplace we have made fantastic strides with CPR and AEDs over the past decade, but what about first aid? This session will explore the need for a balanced approach to assessment within first aid education and how bleeding control, including the need for hemorrhage control kits next to the AEDs, should be more than just a consideration.

Project ADAM: Preparing Schools for a Cardiac Emergency
December 6 - Wednesday
2:45 PM - 3:35 PM

Presenters:
Anoop Singh, MD


Session Type: Lightning Round
Session Track: Lightning Round
Split Sesion: LR (III)



Project ADAM is a resource to schools that helped with implementation of cardiac emergency preparedness across Wisconsin. This presentation will highlight the ways that this grassroots organization better organized its volunteer workforce, leveraged its limited resources to expand services for schools, advocated for public policy, developed new community partnerships, and secured philanthropic funding in 2016.

Updates on Sudden Death in the Young Case Registry
December 6 - Wednesday
2:45 PM - 3:35 PM

Presenters:
Heather MacLeod, MS, CGC


Session Type: Lightning Round
Session Track: Lightning Round
Split Sesion: LR (III)



Update on the progress of the NIH/CDC SDY Case Registry including lessons learned, data and next steps.

Could We Create a National Campaign to “Start the Beat”?
December 6 - Wednesday
2:45 PM - 3:35 PM

Presenters:
Kimberly Harkins, MPH, BS. Ed, NREMT


Session Type: Lightning Round
Session Track: Lightning Round
Split Sesion: LR (XII)



There are several national campaigns that the average citizen can recall and recite – why not cardiac arrest? We all know to “stop, drop and roll”, so let’s work together to come up with a solution to engage our government in creating a “Start the Beat” campaign to encourage bystander CPR and early AED use.

Afternoon Break in the Exhibit Hall
December 6 - Wednesday
3:35 PM - 4:05 PM

Presenters:


Session Type: Special Event
Session Track: Special Event
Split Sesion: N/A



EAGLES: Best Practices in Street Medicine (continued)
December 6 - Wednesday
4:05 PM - 4:55 PM

Presenters:
Paul Pepe, MD, MPH, Dallas, TX
David E. Persee, MD, Houston, TX
Jonathan Jui, MD, MPH, Portland, OR
Jeffery M. Goodloe, MP, NRP, Oklahoma City/Tulsa, OK
Christopher B. Colwell, MD, San Francisco, CA
Jeffery M. Elder, MD, New Orleans, LA
Kenneth A. Scheppke, MD, Palm Beach, FL
Peter M. Antevy, MD


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: EMS: Clinical Solutions & Best Practices
Split Sesion: N/A



The so-called “Eagles” Coalition (medical directors of the largest U.S. EMS Systems) have been designing/promoting effective prehospital resuscitative strategies that have consistently advanced emergency cardiovascular care worldwide. Perennially, one of the most popular day-long tracks, the Eagles always generate active audience discussion with creative approaches that not only routinely change management practices, but also inspire attendees to do the same!

Door to Balloon Time… The C.A. in the C.A.TH LAB Stands for Cardiac Arrest: Break Out
December 6 - Wednesday
4:05 PM - 4:55 PM

Presenters:
Karl Kern, MD


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: In-Hopsital: Clinical Solutions & Best Practices
Split Sesion: N/A



This session is a follow up to the general session of the same name to allow audience participation. Interact with the experts, ask questions and provide suggestions that have been successful in your community!

Moving the Needle: A Web-Based Toolkit
December 6 - Wednesday
4:05 PM - 4:55 PM

Presenters:
Martha Lopez-Anderson
Victoria Vetter, MD


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: Community: Prepare, Respond, Survive & Thrive
Split Sesion: N/A



Leaders from the Citizen CPR Foundation’s Task Force on SCA in Youth will present a web-based toolkit featuring community and school programs, scientific articles, legislative initiatives and other resources that will help move the needle in survival from SCA in youth.

Is Education Driving Outcomes or are Outcomes Driving Education
December 6 - Wednesday
4:05 PM - 4:55 PM

Presenters:
Kostas Alibertis, NR-P
Ryan Shercliffe, RN, MSN, CHSE


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: Education/Simulation: Instructor Tools & Training
Split Sesion: N/A



Point – counterpoint presentation analyzes the evolution and components of resuscitation training programs. How have we evaluated the effectiveness of these programs? Have courses changed to keep pace with clinical advances, optimized learning outcomes, or both? Are participant reactions, learning, behavior and results driving instructional design and delivery – or are we shooting in the dark hoping for a hit?

Saving Fragile Hearts
December 6 - Wednesday
4:05 PM - 4:55 PM

Presenters:
Joe Rosanno, MD


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: Latest Research & Science
Split Sesion: N/A



Pediatric cardiologist Dr. Joe Rossano will discuss the critical need for improving survival in children with chronic heart disease.

CPR and AEDs: Surviving Cardiac Arrest in the Workplace
December 6 - Wednesday
4:05 PM - 4:55 PM

Presenters:
Robb Rehberg, PhD, ATC, NREMT


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: Workplace
Split Sesion: YES



When it comes to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), the workplace is a unique setting that includes key features that distinguish it from other settings. This session will highlight these features, review the importance of having AEDs in the workplace, and discuss the development of emergency plans to address the possibility of SCA onsite.

First Aid at Work – First Aid from Compliance to Best Practices
December 6 - Wednesday
4:05 PM - 4:55 PM

Presenters:
Robb Rehberg, PhD, ATC, NREMT


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: Workplace
Split Sesion: YES



This program will address the role of first aid and CPR in the workplace, first aid compliance, best practices, and the impact a workplace first aid and CPR program can have on survival of sudden cardiac arrest.

Survivors – Shocked into Speaking
December 6 - Wednesday
4:05 PM - 4:55 PM

Presenters:
Gene Johnson
Kimberly Harkins, MPH, BS. Ed, NREMT
Michele Shirmers


Session Type: Lightning Round
Session Track: Lightning Round
Split Sesion: LR (IV)



SCA has a significant impact on survivors and their families. Finding ways to utilize their experiences and share with others can help the healing process and motivate others to improve health, be better prepared for emergencies, and create awareness. Learn how others have taken their experience and created speaking programs, promoted education, and become citizen activists for improving heart health awareness.

When Emotions Set in for Survivors of Cardiac Arrest
December 6 - Wednesday
4:05 PM - 4:55 PM

Presenters:
Rebecca Valentine, BS, EMT-P, I/C, NCEE


Session Type: Lightning Round
Session Track: Lightning Round
Split Sesion: LR (IV)



On arrival, you note that your patient has facial droop and your mind immediately goes to a working diagnosis of a cerebrovascular accident. Are you assessing enough by just doing the F.A.S.T. exam? We will discuss additional types of evaluation which may pick up different aspects of stroke.

Registration Open
December 7 - Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Presenters:


Session Type: Special Event
Session Track: Special Event
Split Sesion: N/A



Exhibit Hall Open
December 7 - Thursday
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Presenters:


Session Type: Special Event
Session Track: Special Event
Split Sesion: N/A



Breakfast with the Experts in the Exhibit Hall
December 7 - Thursday
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Presenters:


Session Type: Special Event
Session Track: Special Event
Split Sesion: N/A



Welcome and Introductory Remarks
December 7 - Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:25 AM

Presenters:
Vinay Nadkarni, MD
Edward Stapleton, EMT-P
Dana Niles, MS


Session Type: Special Event
Session Track: Special Event
Split Sesion: N/A



If at First You Don’t Succeed… Lessons Learned by the Resuscitation Academy and Global Resuscitation Alliance for the Real World
December 7 - Thursday
8:25 AM - 9:15 AM

Presenters:
Thomas Rea, MD, MPH
Freddy Lippert, MD
Teri Campbell, RN, BSN, CEN, CFRN
Terry Vanden Hoek, MD


Session Type: Plenary
Session Track: Plenary
Split Sesion: N/A



This session will focus on the challenges of improving your cardiac arrest resuscitation response. While the elements of resuscitation science and training are reasonably well understood, programmatic implementation remains a large challenge. Learn from experts and come away with a strategy to improve cardiac arrest survival in your community.

Inspire the World… RESTART A HEART DAY .. Every Day!
December 7 - Thursday
9:15 AM - 10:05 AM

Presenters:
Sophie Skellet, MD


Session Type: Plenary
Session Track: Plenary
Split Sesion: N/A



Over 30,000 people in the UK every year suffer a cardiac arrest outside hospital and less than 10% survive. If a bystander starts CPR immediately the chances of survival double. On October 18th, 2016 the Resuscitation Council (UK), British Heart Foundation and other agencies together with all 14 UK ambulance Trusts came together to create ‘Restart a Heart Day’ with volunteers training young people CPR in schools, hospitals and community groups across the country. Learn about what worked well, pitfalls to avoid, and lessons learned in the organizing and staging of the event, the largest ever UK CPR training initiative of its kind creating 150,581 more lifesavers in the UK.

Morning Break in the Exhibit Hall
December 7 - Thursday
10:05 AM - 10:35 AM

Presenters:


Session Type: Special Event
Session Track: Special Event
Split Sesion: N/A



If at First You Don’t Succeed….. Lessons Learned by the Resuscitation Academy and Global Resuscitation Alliance for the Real World: Break Out
December 7 - Thursday
10:35 AM - 11:25 AM

Presenters:
Thomas Rea, MD, MPH
Freddy Lippert, MD
Teri Campbell, RN, BSN, CEN, CFRN
Terry Vanden Hoek, MD


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: EMS: Clinical Solutions & Best Practices
Split Sesion: N/A



This session is a follow up to the general session of the same name to allow audience participation. Interact with the experts, ask questions and provide suggestions that have been successful in your community!

Driven By Data – Improving CPR Outcomes through Code Team Training
December 7 - Thursday
10:35 AM - 11:25 AM

Presenters:
Renee Matos, MD, MPH

Heather Delaney


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: In-Hopsital: Clinical Solutions & Best Practices
Split Sesion: N/A



High-quality CPR is the primary component influencing outcomes following a cardiac arrest, although few hospitals are tracking metrics. This course outlines the development of a dedicated simulation-based code team training course that focuses on CPR quality and other gaps in performance, which resulted in improved translational outcomes.

Inspire the World… RESTART A HEART DAY .. Every Day! Break-Out
December 7 - Thursday
10:35 AM - 11:25 AM

Presenters:
Sophie Skellet, MD


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: Community: Prepare, Respond, Survive & Thrive
Split Sesion: N/A



This session is a follow up to the general session of the same name to allow audience participation. Interact with the experts, ask questions and provide suggestions that have been successful in your community!

Using Metrics to get “Back to Basics” in Resuscitation
December 7 - Thursday
10:35 AM - 11:25 AM

Presenters:
Cheryl Camacho, NRP
Kia Page


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: Education/Simulation: Instructor Tools & Training
Split Sesion: YES



In situ simulations provide educators an opportunity to address quality of basic / advanced life support delivered in hospitals. We will provide participants with strategies on how to select and use metrics to address critical resuscitation education gaps identified through in situ simulations. We will address utilization of metrics, review best practices related to resuscitation education and address solutions related to barriers of implementation.

Post Event Feedback to Improve CPR Quality
December 7 - Thursday
10:35 AM - 11:25 AM

Presenters:
Nicole Kupchik, MN, RN, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN, CMC
Carrie Burkhart


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: Education/Simulation: Instructor Tools & Training
Split Sesion: YES



Survival of in-hospital cardiac arrest remains dismal at 25%. The literature suggests good quality CPR, early defibrillation with minimal pre and post shock pauses make a difference in outcomes. Faculty will discuss how the use of post-event review utilizing feedback on compression rate, depth, pauses and shocks can make a difference in CPR quality.

Neighborhoods, Health Disparities & By-Stander CPR: A Call to Action
December 7 - Thursday
10:35 AM - 11:25 AM

Presenters:
Monique Stark
Peter Fromm
Jeff Berman


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: Workplace
Split Sesion:



We will present statistics on by stander CPR in neighborhoods of distinct racial composition, underscore health care disparities, present option for community organizing to increase bystander CPR. A national call to action to globally increase by-stander CPR.

CPR Measurement and Feedback by Smartphone Camera
December 7 - Thursday
10:35 AM - 11:25 AM

Presenters:
Øyvind Meinich-Bache, MSc, Phd


Session Type: Scientific Abstract
Session Track: Scientific Abstract
Split Sesion: YES



A Smartphone Application for CPR measurement and feedback for lay people has been developed. The Application uses the front camera and signal processing to estimate CPR performance, and has been tested under a range of conditions, and compared to manikin data. The overall results provide an acceptable estimation of bystander compression rate, number of compressions and time without compressions.

HeartSafe Communities: Increasing Pre-Ambulance CPR/AED Use Through Community Based Initives
December 7 - Thursday
10:35 AM - 11:25 AM

Presenters:
Charles J. Lick, MD
Kimberly Harkins, MPH, BS. Ed, NREMT


Session Type: Scientific Abstract
Session Track: Scientific Abstract
Split Sesion: YES



Implementation research that describes how successfully resuscitation guidelines are translated into practice are lacking. We will describe how community-based initiatives being conducted as part of the Minnesota HeartSafe Communities program increase the delivery of CPR and use of automated external defibrillators (AED) by lay persons and first responders prior to ambulance arrival.

Making the Grade: Hospital CARES Report Cards
December 7 - Thursday
10:35 AM - 11:25 AM

Presenters:
Adam Rodos, MD
Teri Campbell, RN, BSN, CEN, CFRN


Session Type: Scientific Abstract
Session Track: Scientific Abstract
Split Sesion: YES



Survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) depends upon each link in the adult Chain of Survival. Data submitted to the Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) database indicates large discrepancies among Chicago area hospitals in adherence to guideline recommended therapies for survivors of OHCA. CARES report cards provide hospitals insight into current performance and areas for improvement.

Educational Methodology for CPR Instruction: Learning and Teaching Styles
December 7 - Thursday
10:35 AM - 11:25 AM

Presenters:
Kenneth Navarro


Session Type: Lightning Round
Session Track: Lightning Round
Split Sesion: LR (V)



Whereas instructors have preferred teaching styles, students process and comprehend information through different learning styles. An effective instructor can blend a variety of teaching styles with the learning styles present in the classroom. This presentation will provide tips for targeting the various learning styles to facilitate the development of critical thinking skills necessary for effective CPR and resuscitation training.

Small Team Practice During CPR Class
December 7 - Thursday
10:35 AM - 11:25 AM

Presenters:
Thomas Schmitz, NREMT


Session Type: Lightning Round
Session Track: Lightning Round
Split Sesion: LR (V)



CPR class time keeps getting shorter, but our expectations for student performance remain high. Get the most out your students’ time with strategies for running small team practices during scheduled class time. This presentation is also for instructor trainers who want to help instructor candidates learn scenario facilitation skills.

Trip to Improving Outcomes: One Destination for Pilot, Crew, Passengers
December 7 - Thursday
10:35 AM - 11:25 AM

Presenters:
Jonathan Howard, RN, BSN, MAT, CEN, CHSE, NR-P


Session Type: Lightning Round
Session Track: Lightning Round
Split Sesion: LR (V)



This is an account of a quaternary care hospital’s preparation and delivery of cardiac arrest education that is based on the role of the provider. Tailored education and simulations aimed at the learners’ needs, based on their various roles, will culminate in interprofessional simulations that result in improved bedside application to reach the common end goal of ROSC.

Lunch on Own/Exhibit Hall Open
December 7 - Thursday
11:25 AM - 12:55 PM

Presenters:


Session Type: Special Event
Session Track: Special Event
Split Sesion: N/A



Lunch N Learn: Beth Mancini & Tim Eiman, Dir Resuscitation Quality Improvement
December 7 - Thursday
11:35 AM - 12:55 PM

Presenters:
Mary Elizabeth Mancini, PhD, RN


Session Type:
Session Track:
Split Sesion:



High Quality CPR Improves Outcomes: How can you maintain competency?

Come One, Come All… Learn More about the Ascent to the AHA Education Summit
December 7 - Thursday
12:55 PM - 1:25 PM

Presenters:
Adam Cheng, MD
Farhan Bhanji, MD, MSC (Ed)


Session Type: Plenary
Session Track: Plenary
Split Sesion: N/A



This session will cover overall best practices, implementation considerations and research gaps associated with resuscitation education strategies.

Innovation in Resuscitation Leveraging Digital Strategies to Improve Survival Rates from SCA; and PulsePoint Competition
December 7 - Thursday
1:25 PM - 2:15 PM

Presenters:
Marion Leary, MPH, MSN
Audrey Blewer, MPH, PhD Candidate in Epidemiology
Richard Price


Session Type: Plenary
Session Track: Plenary
Split Sesion: N/A



Digital strategy expert Marion Leary will present how technology can enhance EMS systems and help improve survival rates. This will be followed by presentations by the 3 finalists in the PulsePoint competition on why they should be eligible for the donation of the PulsePoint *Respond* app. A panel of judges will ask questions and the winner will be announced at the last plenary on Friday.

Using PulsePoint to Improve Community Emergency Response
December 7 - Thursday
2:25 PM - 3:15 PM

Presenters:
Richard Price


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: EMS: Clinical Solutions & Best Practices
Split Sesion: N/A



Chief Price was eating lunch when someone nearby collapsed in cardiac arrest. But Price didn’t do CPR – because he didn’t know anyone needed help until after EMS arrived. So Price created an app called PulsePoint, which communication centers use to alert nearby citizens. In this session, Price will show how the foundation is helping communities engage the public and save lives.

Which Came First, The Trauma or the Cardiac Event?
December 7 - Thursday
2:25 PM - 3:15 PM

Presenters:
Colby Rowe, MS, NRP, FP-C
Lauren Maloney, MD


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: In-Hopsital: Clinical Solutions & Best Practices
Split Sesion: N/A



This session will focus on the use of case scenarios to discuss the pathophysiology of blunt cardiac trauma, how to recognize it, and current clinical practice guidelines on how to manage it. By the end of the session, participants will have a broader differential diagnosis in both trauma patients and patients presenting with cardiac complaints.

Road To Recovery: Surviving SCA and the Emotional Aftermath
December 7 - Thursday
2:25 PM - 3:15 PM

Presenters:
Josh Fischer, EMT-P
Juliet Olson-Batista


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: Community: Prepare, Respond, Survive & Thrive
Split Sesion: N/A



When it comes to the emotional response of a significant life event, the range of experiences can vary greatly. We will discuss consistencies in symptoms and chronology of survivor recovery, and identify ways in which we can use this data to offer better resources and support to those affected by SCA.

Come One, Come All… Learn More about the Ascent to the AHA Education Summit: Break Out #1
December 7 - Thursday
2:25 PM - 3:15 PM

Presenters:
Betsy Hunt, MD
Dana Niles, MS


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: Education/Simulation: Instructor Tools & Training
Split Sesion: N/A



This session will summarize best practices, implementation considerations, and knowledge gaps in regards to repetitive practice, spaced learning, and contextual learning from AHA’s Education Summit.

CARES Database & Improving Survival
December 7 - Thursday
2:25 PM - 3:15 PM

Presenters:
Joe Rosanno, MD


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: Latest Research & Science
Split Sesion: N/A



Overview of the CARES Database and discussion on how it can drive changes to improve survival.

1st Rescue Drone Delivery of AEDs & More
December 7 - Thursday
2:25 PM - 3:15 PM

Presenters:
Billy Meadow


Session Type: Lightning Round
Session Track: Lightning Round
Split Sesion: LR (VI)



1st Rescue, Inc. is a Florida start-up company building software and leveraging existing drone hardware to rapidly deliver our Tele-MedKits from fire stations to emergency events. We will show how our VideoCap, third party bio-sensor patches, AEDs, etc. will provide 911 operators with remote “eyes-on” and telemetry to improve instructions and outcomes with bystanders.

GotAED: A New Approach to Access
December 7 - Thursday
2:25 PM - 3:15 PM

Presenters:
Darren Sudman, JD


Session Type: Lightning Round
Session Track: Lightning Round
Split Sesion: LR (VI)



GotAED is a crowdfunding website dedicated to getting AED devices into youth related facilities. It launched in December 2016. This new platform will fill a void and provide schools, community center and sports organizations with the tools they need to solicit support and acquire a lifesaving device.

ACT Foundation: Finding Funds for Your School CPR Program
December 7 - Thursday
2:25 PM - 3:15 PM

Presenters:
Jennifer Edwards, BS
Meghan Ramsden, BA


Session Type: Lightning Round
Session Track: Lightning Round
Split Sesion: LR (VII)



The ACT Foundation is a national, charitable organization in Canada that donates mannequins and AED training units to high schools for implementation of CPR and AED programs. Presenters will share innovative ideas and approaches to fundraising for CPR and AED program start-up resources for schools. Approaches focus on a community-based model supporting a self-sustaining program.

School Based CPR/AED Training and Cardiac Emergency Response Plans
December 7 - Thursday
2:25 PM - 3:15 PM

Presenters:
Richard Lamphier, RN


Session Type: Lightning Round
Session Track: Lightning Round
Split Sesion: LR (VII)



Developing and implementing a school based CPR/AED training and CERP program. The presentation will identify partners, key stake holders, funding opportunities, pitfalls and successes learned.

CPR in Schools: What Does the Evidence Show?
December 7 - Thursday
2:25 PM - 3:15 PM

Presenters:
Kenneth Navarro


Session Type: Lightning Round
Session Track: Lightning Round
Split Sesion: LR (VII)



CPR training in public schools enjoys wide support from a variety of organizations committed to improving survival following cardiac arrest. However, concern remains at the local level on how to implement this training. This presentation will examine the available evidence in support of school-based CPR instruction and perhaps debunk some commonly perceived obstacles to implementing CPR training in schools.

Applying Hands-On-Chest Time Standards in the Emergency Medical Dispatch Center
December 7 - Thursday
3:25 PM - 4:15 PM

Presenters:
Chris Olola, PhD
Greg Scott
Isabel Gardett
Meghan Broadbent


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: EMS: Clinical Solutions & Best Practices
Split Sesion: N/A



As the importance of dispatcher-assisted CPR becomes increasingly clear, new guidelines and recommendations are being proposed for improving dispatchers’ hands-on-chest time. This presentation presents best practices for applying the new standards, measuring dispatch-assisted hands-on-chest time, and improving both time to hands-on-chest and the percentage of cardiac arrest calls receiving dispatcher-assisted CPR. Hear about case studies and research findings to support the recommendations.

The In-Hospital Implementation of the Pit Crew Resuscitation Model
December 7 - Thursday
3:25 PM - 4:15 PM

Presenters:
James Colquitt, PhD, RRT-ACCS, NREMT, CHSOS
Angela Walker, MSN, RN - BC
Nancy Haney, AAS, NREMT


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: In-Hopsital: Clinical Solutions & Best Practices
Split Sesion: N/A



In-hospital code blue events are quite different than those in the EMS and emergency room settings. Observations during in situ simulations revealed hurdles to fully maximize the function of the Pit Crew Resuscitation model. Learn from faculty how by supplementing AHA courses with content focused on addressing these hurdles, rapid improvements in adherence to the PCR team structure was achieved.

Cardiac Arrest in Canada – A National Response
December 7 - Thursday
3:25 PM - 4:15 PM

Presenters:
Andrew MacPherson, BSc, MD, CCFP(EM), FCFP
Jim Christensen, MD, FRCPC


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: Community: Prepare, Respond, Survive & Thrive
Split Sesion: N/A



Canadian Red Cross and Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada are the two largest CPR educators in Canada. Learn how they collaborate and facilitate national strategies to improve the public and professional response to cardiac arrest to continue to improve survival rates.

Come One, Come All… Learn More about the Ascent to the AHA Education Summit: Break Out #2
December 7 - Thursday
3:25 PM - 4:15 PM

Presenters:
Farhan Bhanji, MD, MSC (Ed)
Mary Elizabeth Mancini, PhD, RN
Adam Cheng, MD


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: Education/Simulation: Instructor Tools & Training
Split Sesion: N/A



This session will summarize best practices, implementation considerations, and knowledge gaps in regards to feedback, debriefing, assessment, and faculty development from AHA’s Education Summit.

Review of Post-Cardiac Arrest Targeted Temperature Management Evidence and Guidelines
December 7 - Thursday
3:25 PM - 4:15 PM

Presenters:
Benjamin Abella, MD, MPhil


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: Latest Research & Science
Split Sesion: N/A



This presentation will focus on the discussion of post-cardiac arrest targeted temperature management given the recent studies and guidelines. The speaker will specifically focus on studies that have occurred in the past four years, 2015 guidelines, and include thoughts on current implementation. The discussion will include both pre-and in-hospital cooling.

How I Survived a Cardiac Arrest
December 7 - Thursday
3:25 PM - 4:15 PM

Presenters:
Chris Solomons


Session Type: Lightning Round
Session Track: Lightning Round
Split Sesion: LR(VIII)



We will view my cardiac arrest, which was filmed by the BBC for the program Helicopter Heroes in the UK. There will then be a presentation about my experience, what I have done differently since, and what I wish to do in the future. I will also explain the importance of CPR in the community and what the community can do to help those who arrest.

Cardiac Arrest Survivor
December 7 - Thursday
3:25 PM - 4:15 PM

Presenters:
Mike Papale


Session Type: Lightning Round
Session Track: Lightning Round
Split Sesion: LR(VIII)



In A Heartbeat is a non-profit foundation with the mission to prevent death from sudden cardiac arrest and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Hear how the Foundation donates AED’s and raises money for HCM research.

“Don’t Give Up”
December 7 - Thursday
3:25 PM - 4:15 PM

Presenters:
Gary Brauchla


Session Type: Lightning Round
Session Track: Lightning Round
Split Sesion: LR(VIII)



A survivor’s story on the importance of the “chain of care” that can’t be broken when dealing with someone that suffers cardiac rrest. See a 30 second commercial describing my journey from cardiac arrest to running my first 5K eight months late, imparting a “real life” example of full function survival due to all involved.

An EMS-Led Sudden Cardiac Arrest Bystander Debriefing Program: BPASM
December 7 - Thursday
3:25 PM - 4:15 PM

Presenters:
Katie Dainty, PhD


Session Type: Lightning Round
Session Track: Lightning Round
Split Sesion: LR (IX)



We continuously call for the lay public to learn and perform CPR for SCA, however there is little focus on post-event support following this very traumatic situation. The Peel Regional EMS (Ontario, Canada) has developed and created a Bystander Post Arrest Support Model (BPASM) to address the perceived needs of bystanders after they have acted to save a life.

The Launch of the First Cardiac Arrest Bystander Support Network
December 7 - Thursday
3:25 PM - 4:15 PM

Presenters:
Katie Dainty, PhD


Session Type: Lightning Round
Session Track: Lightning Round
Split Sesion: LR (IX)



A report of the launch of the first Cardiac Arrest Bystander Support Network (BSN). The BSN creates a community of witnesses, responders, survivors and families to connect those with similar experiences, share information about cardiac arrest and build a longitudinal community-based research network to enhance public engagement in bystander CPR research design and priority setting.

Insights from a Dispatcher-Assisted Lay Rescuer
December 7 - Thursday
3:25 PM - 4:15 PM

Presenters:
Jennifer Chap


Session Type: Lightning Round
Session Track: Lightning Round
Split Sesion: LR (IX)



Dispatcher-assisted CPR represents possibly the most effective way to improve survival. As a lay rescuer, I performed dispatcher-assisted CPR on my husband to help save his life. My presentation centers on personal insights from a grateful “wife saver.” My message emphasizes importance of connection, getting on chest quickly, and what’s it like from the other end of the phone.

CPR SAVES LIVES MARCH – New Orleans Style!
December 7 - Thursday
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Presenters:


Session Type: Special Event
Session Track: Special Event
Split Sesion: N/A



Join ECCU participants, survivors and other community leaders as we march together from the Hyatt Regency to Champion Square/Super Dome to bring attention to the hundreds of thousands who could survive with more CPR, more AEDs, and better care. At Champion Square, officials and the press will join to hear inspirational stories from survivors.

Registration Open
December 8 - Friday
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Presenters:


Session Type: Special Event
Session Track: Special Event
Split Sesion: N/A



Welcome and Introductory Remarks; People Saving People Award
December 8 - Friday
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Presenters:
Vinay Nadkarni, MD
Edward Stapleton, EMT-P
Dana Niles, MS
Mary Newman, MS


Session Type: Special Event
Session Track: Special Event
Split Sesion: N/A



Reaching Millions: The Future of CPR Education
December 8 - Friday
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM

Presenters:
Brian Eigel, PhD
Jack McMaster, MBA
Vinay Nadkarni, MD


Session Type: Plenary
Session Track: Plenary
Split Sesion: N/A



We have made fantastic strides with tech enabled CPR and AED education over the past decade, but what about first aid? This session will explore the opportunity for enhanced learning technologies to increase learner retention of FA / CPR / AED and other first aid education.

Citizen CPR Foundation’s Task Force on SCA in Youth
December 8 - Friday
9:20 AM - 10:10 AM

Presenters:
Stuart Berger, MD
Allison Thompson
Robb Rehberg, PhD, ATC, NREMT
Martha Lopez-Anderson
Victoria Vetter, MD
Jeff Ranous
Mary Newman, MS


Session Type: Plenary
Session Track: Plenary
Split Sesion: N/A



Dr. Stu Berger, one of the nation’s premier pediatric cardiologists will lead this session of expert faculty in summarizing the work of the Citizen CPR Foundation Task Force on SCA in Youth with a focus on school CPR-AED programs and advocacy initiatives to teach all students. The session will highlight state legislation efforts for CPR-AED programs and student education, informational / educational resources to augment the advocacy for legislation, comprehensive programs, a web-based toolkit featuring community and school programs, and strategies and policies to ensure all students in all 50 states have equal opportunity to be trained in CPR prior to high school graduation.

Verified Responder Program – Lessons Learned
December 8 - Friday
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM

Presenters:
Mohamud Daya, MD, MS


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: EMS: Clinical Solutions & Best Practices
Split Sesion: N/A



The PulsePoint Verified Responder program was launched in February 2017 by Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue in partnership with King County EMS, the PulsePoint Foundation and Philips Health Care. In this presentation we will review the core elements of the program and lessons learned to data.

ACS (Acute Cognitive Syndrome): Aggregation and Adhesions to Learning
December 8 - Friday
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM

Presenters:
Amy Turner, BSN
Kostas Alibertis, NR-P


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: In-Hopsital: Clinical Solutions & Best Practices
Split Sesion: YES



When your students leave a class like ACLS, are they prepared to function appropriately in the next code? Presenters will describe a quaternary care hospital’s challenges to deliver resuscitation education including low knowledge retention, preparation hurdles, and mismatches between class structure and bedside application. Discussion will include awareness of the problem, treatment, and prevention techniques focused on optimizing outcomes.

Stroke Signs/Symptoms Not Picked Up by FAST Exam
December 8 - Friday
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM

Presenters:
Rebecca Valentine, BS, EMT-P, I/C, NCEE


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: In-Hopsital: Clinical Solutions & Best Practices
Split Sesion: YES



On arrival, you note that your patient has facial droop and your mind immediately goes to a working diagnosis of a cerebrovascular accident. Are you assessing enough by just doing the F.A.S.T. exam? We will discuss additional types of evaluation which may pick up different aspects of stroke.

Improving Bystander CPR, Community Mobilization and Outreach Using Media Influence
December 8 - Friday
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM

Presenters:
David Hiltz, EMT-P



Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: Community: Prepare, Respond, Survive & Thrive
Split Sesion: YES



For many cardiac arrest survival advocates, the idea of regular newspaper columns dedicated to improving cardiac arrest outcomes is as heady as the scent of fresh newsprint. The bad news is that shrinking circulation and bottom-line management are making it tougher for would-be columnists to place related content in coveted spots in dailies. We will demystify the process for attendees.

Mentoring Millenials: How to Develop the Next Gen SCA Fight
December 8 - Friday
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM

Presenters:
Loralee Olejnik, MA, EMT-B


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: Community: Prepare, Respond, Survive & Thrive
Split Sesion: YES



The Millennials are the future of SCA reduction. The challenege presented is how to reach them today. This presentation will address practical strategies and ideas for crafting and targeting educational and mentorship efforts towards young adults. Leveraging technology, social media, and understanding the psyche of their generation are all critical components to growing tomorrow’s leaders.

Come One, Come All… Learn More about the Ascent to the AHA Education Summit; and the 2017 Focused BLS and PLS Updates of AHA Guidelines
December 8 - Friday
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM

Presenters:
Vinay Nadkarni, MD
Audrey Blewer, MPH, PhD Candidate in Epidemiology


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: Education/Simulation: Instructor Tools & Training
Split Sesion: N/A



This session will summarize best practices, implementation considerations, and knowledge gaps in regards to knowledge exchange, implementation, and educational innovation from AHA’s Education Summit.

Learn key issues and changes in adult basic life support (BLS) and pediatric basic life support (PLS) from the recent (November 7, 2017) focused updates to the American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency cardiovascular care (ECC).

Improving Patient Outcomes: Creating a Lean Culture of Continuous Improvement
December 8 - Friday
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM

Presenters:
David Berry, PhD, AT, ATC
Christine Noller, JD, LLM


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: Latest Research & Science
Split Sesion: N/A



Lean is a multi-faceted model requiring organizations to exercise effort along several dimensions simultaneously to improve patient quality and efficiency. When executed properly, Lean transforms how an organization and employees work, creating an avid quest for quality improvement and ultimately patient safety. However, Lean as a quality improvement philosophy has just begun to transcend Emergency Medical Services.

Survivng the Survival
December 8 - Friday
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM

Presenters:
Pavitra Kotini-Shah, MD


Session Type: Lightning Round
Session Track: Lightning Round
Split Sesion: LR (X)



How do you really survive the survival? There are so many questions and families are often without enough information about what happened, what to expect, and how to proceed forward. In conjunction with the daughter of a survivor, we will present a real family’s transformation, along with the development and progress of the Illinois Survivors Network.

Survivor Kits – Resources for Survivors and their Families
December 8 - Friday
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM

Presenters:
Kimberly Harkins, MPH, BS. Ed, NREMT


Session Type: Lightning Round
Session Track: Lightning Round
Split Sesion: LR (X)



When a cardiac arrest survivor leaves the hospital, there are often still many questions and concerns beyond the medical discharge instructions. Both survivors and their families struggle with changes in lifestyle and are looking for support systems. The survivor kit has tools and local resources that can help in the early days, further into recovery and possibly longer.

Taking Care of the Caregiver: What About Us?
December 8 - Friday
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM

Presenters:
Tom Greenhalgh, LICSW, MACJ, NRP


Session Type: Lightning Round
Session Track: Lightning Round
Split Sesion: LR (X)



Providers in the medical field give much of themselves in service to others. Aside from the obvious, what do you give of yourself in terms of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual costs? Through a multi-media and case example approach, this presentation will explore these concepts and offer practical tools for identifying our limits and balancing self-care with caring for others.

Fostering Intention to Act in an Emergency using Hybrid Learning
December 8 - Friday
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM

Presenters:
Brian Miller, MS, MSEd, MDe, CHES
Jeffery Pellegrino, PhD, MPH, MS, BS, EMT/FF


Session Type: Lightning Round
Session Track: Lightning Round
Split Sesion: LR (XI)



Lay Responder CPR and First Aid are acute, personal response behaviors developed through education and experience. Such education has focused primarily on functional knowledge and essential skills to maximize fidelity to emergency evidence-based practice. This investigation aims to identify the salient learning constructs most strongly associated to lay responder intention to act following hybrid course completion to improve curriculum.

How Incorporating Behavioral Science Principles Increases Lay Rescuer SCA Response
December 8 - Friday
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM

Presenters:
Renard Arsenault, MICP, EMT-P


Session Type: Lightning Round
Session Track: Lightning Round
Split Sesion: LR (XI)



The presenters will identify factors that motivate and enable lay bystanders to respond effectively and consistently to real-life SCA events. They perform a literature review on SCA response, review traditional CPR/AED training materials and methodologies, and compared those with the training used by one of the largest and most successful SCA Response programs in the country.

Diagramming Skill Sessions for Instructor Success
December 8 - Friday
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM

Presenters:
Thomas Schmitz, NREMT


Session Type: Lightning Round
Session Track: Lightning Round
Split Sesion: LR (XI)



Student skill practice is the core of ECC classroom education, but instructors often lack good examples and a solid conceptual framework for success in this critical instructional skill. Come to this presentation to learn about a small set of terms and concepts that can be used during instructor training to help instructor candidates lead effective practice right from the start.

Access Denied! Failures in Automated External Defibrillator Deployment
December 8 - Friday
11:20 AM - 12:00 PM

Presenters:
David Hiltz, EMT-P


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: EMS: Clinical Solutions & Best Practices
Split Sesion: YES



This presentation will examine current practices in early defibrillation strategies including defibrillation by law enforcement and PAD models. While millions of defibrillators have been placed in public venues, many victims are not defibrillated in a timely fashion.
The presenter will discuss why current practices fall short of expectations, and highlight emerging new strategies to improve access, time to defibrillation and outcomes.

PAD 101: Building Community AED Programs from the Ground Up
December 8 - Friday
11:20 AM - 12:00 PM

Presenters:
Loralee Olejnik, MA, EMT-B


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: EMS: Clinical Solutions & Best Practices
Split Sesion: YES



You have been tasked with launching a PAD program in your community. Where to begin? This presentation will identify and explain the basic elements of successful community AED programs. Attendees will leave with a clear action plan on how to implement, maintain, and ensure the longevity of this lifesaving community resource.

Mobile Technology Links EMS to ED to the Cath Lab
December 8 - Friday
11:20 AM - 12:00 PM

Presenters:
E. Stein Bronsky, MD
Robert Dickson, MD


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: In-Hopsital: Clinical Solutions & Best Practices
Split Sesion: N/A



Miscommunication is a leading cause of medical errors, yet little has been done to improve this process for victims of SCA. Upon successful resuscitation, EMS, ER staff and cardiology teams must work together quickly to assess and treat the patient. Learn how two separate systems reduced errors and ensured the entire team was aligned.

Bleeding Control for Lay Responders
December 8 - Friday
11:20 AM - 12:00 PM

Presenters:
Erik Ward


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: Community: Prepare, Respond, Survive & Thrive
Split Sesion: N/A



If you teach CPR you can stop the bleed! “Stop the Bleed” Campaign is a federal initiative that aims to save lives and build resiliency in our communities. The campaign was launched by the White House to provide bystanders with the ability to act in emergency situations. Whether that situation is hemorrhage control or SCA, the lay responder should be prepared. This workshop is directed at all instructors, specifically those teaching CPR to the lay responder. Learn from key opinion leaders from around the United States about the latest curriculum available for teaching bleeding control in order to create greater community resiliency.

School CPR: Not as Easy as ABC, Without Enough 123
December 8 - Friday
11:20 AM - 12:10 PM

Presenters:
Teri Campbell, RN, BSN, CEN, CFRN
Marina Del Rios


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: Education/Simulation: Instructor Tools & Training
Split Sesion: YES



A difficult barrier is addressing the unfunded CPR in school mandate. States struggle to provide students the basic core subjects. How can challenged school systems find the resources to meet State mandates? Attend this fun lecture to learn how your State can provide schools with the educational and financial support they need to make CPR in Schools an A+ success!

Cheating Death: Improving Statewide Cardiac Survival in Maryland Using CARES
December 8 - Friday
11:20 AM - 12:00 PM

Presenters:
Kevin Seaman, MD, FACEP, FAEMS


Session Type: Concurrent
Session Track: Latest Research & Science
Split Sesion: N/A



Wide disparities exist in cardiac arrest core performance measures and contribute to extreme variations in patient outcome. We report on success at a state level using electronic patient care report information, coupled with hospital partnership, utilizing project management techniques to successfully implement Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) in Maryland. Initial data establishes the baseline survival.

Award Announcement and Closing Remarks
December 8 - Friday
12:20 PM - 12:50 PM

Presenters:


Session Type: Special Event
Session Track: Special Event
Split Sesion: N/A