Recognition of Emergency Medical Services program by the American Heart Association “warms the heart”

heart-ems-awardsThe American Heart Association recently presented its Ian G. Jacobs Award for International Group Collaboration to Advance Resuscitation Science to the Resuscitation Academy, which launched nine years ago to identify and disseminate best practices for treating cardiac arrest.

Mickey S. Eisenberg, Director of Medical Quality Improvement at King County EMS, accepted the award on behalf of the Resuscitation Academy.

“We hope to develop a road map and a set of tools that can be used by emergency medical systems in both high-resource and low-resource countries,” said Eisenberg. “We have the knowledge to increase cardiac arrest survival rates — we know how to do it. The main challenge is implementation.”

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