Exploring Strategies to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival: Proceedings of a Workshop


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Cardiac arrest often strikes seemingly healthy individuals without warning and without regard to age, gender, race, or health status. Following the release of the 2015 Institute of Medicine (IOM) consensus report, Strategies to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival: A Time to Act, eight sponsors asked the Health and Medicine Division to hold a workshop to assemble diverse stakeholders who would explore the barriers and opportunities for advancing the IOM recommendations. The workshop brought together diverse stakeholders to explore common ground and different approaches to advance the field of resuscitation and the treatment of cardiac arrest, building on recommendations included in the 2015 IOM report. The workshop featured presentations and discussions on encouraging data collection and dissemination, promoting public education and training, improving delivery of high-quality resuscitation and post-arrest care, enhancing the impact of cardiac arrest research and therapies, and on strengthening stakeholder collaboration. The workshop rapporteurs have prepared this summary as a factual summation of the workshop discussions.