Saving Lives

Improving cardiac resuscitation

Improving Survival from Cardiac Arrest:  What does it take?

This program is approved for 1.0 Contact hour for Nurses and Respiratory Therapists. After watching the webinar, you may go to and register to take the test. Once you have successfully completed the test, you may print out your certificate immediately.



Of the more than 300,000 cardiac arrests that occur annually in the US, survival rates are typically lower than 10% for out-of-hospital events and lower than 20% for in-hospital events.  The actions and performance of healthcare providers can make a difference in improving survival rates.  Our multi-specialty presenters will provide a lively discussion on current methods and the future direction of resuscitation practices both in- and out-of-hospital.  They will drill down on what it takes to make a difference in surviving cardiac arrest including high-quality performance CPR and metrics, training strategies and device feedback.


Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Discuss the importance of early recognition, early high-quality CPR and early effective defibrillation including the 2020 AHA Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular care
  2. Discuss current high-performance CPR metrics and integration of training and feedback into resuscitation programs
  3. Describe future practices which may change the resuscitation landscape


Faculty Bios:

Mike Helbock is currently a Washington State Certified/Nationally Registered Senior Paramedic and the Director of EMS Training and Education for EMS Associates. Mike worked for 25 years as a Firefighter/Paramedic for the City of Bellevue Fire Department (Washington), until his promotion to Director of EMS Training and Education in Western Washington. He has received speaking invitations from many of the nation's largest EMS Conferences and EMS agencies nationally and internationally.


Nicole Kupchik has practiced as a critical care nurse for over twenty years. In 2008, Nicole led a team that implemented a formalized sepsis program at Harborview Medical Center that led to a reduction in mortality, hospital length of stay and a significant cost avoidance.  For these collaborative efforts, she was awarded three Patient Safety and Clinical Leadership awards.



Continuing Education for Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, and EMS Professionals

This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association of Respiratory Car. Provider approved by California Board of Nursing, Provider # 14477 and the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032. This continuing education activity is pending approval by the Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education (CAPCE)


Support for this educational activity from Stryker (logo)




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