Optimizing survival in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Over the past five years, the survival rates of out of hospital cardiac arrest patients has risen from 6.6% to 13% thanks to focused training and monitoring of paramedic resuscitation practices across the province. Dr. Jim Christenson is leading the BC Site of the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (funded by CIHR, NIH and Heart and Stroke Foundation) – to continue to advance the quality of CPR and resuscitation practices by paramedics and Emergency Departments and ICUs across the province.