CPR Quality: Improving Survival from Out-of-Hospital Arrest

Dr. Bentley Bobrow discusses ways in which prehospital providers can improve patient survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.


In this presentation, which was recorded at the 2011 EMS World Expo in Las Vegas, NV, and sponsored by ZOLL Medical Corporation, Dr. Bentley Bobrow discusses ways in which prehospital providers can improve patient survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. After viewing this video, take the CE test* that accompanies this lesson at www.rapidce.com to earn 1 CE hour courtesy of ZOLL Medical Corporation. This CE activity is approved by EMS World, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS).

Learning Objectives

1. Review the importance of measuring and consistently delivering high-quality CPR during prehospital resuscitation

2. Discuss implementation strategies of the 2010 CPR Guidelines

3. Analyze feasibility of improving OHCA save rates

Presenter Bio

Bentley J. Bobrow, MD, is professor of emergency medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine—Phoenix Campus and practices at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ. His focus is on improving outcomes from time-sensitive emergency medical conditions such as out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and traumatic brain injury. He has partnered with public health officials, EMS agencies, municipal fire departments, hospitals, university researchers and the public to develop a statewide reporting and educational network for responding to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. This system of care has resulted in a significant increase in the rates of bystander CPR and a tripling of survival from sudden cardiac arrest in Arizona. Dr. Bobrow is director of the Maricopa Integrated Health Services (MIHS) Resuscitation Science Center and chair of the MIHS In-hospital Resuscitation Committee. He is the current chair of the American Heart Association Basic Life Support Subcommittee and the medical director for the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma System at the Arizona Department of Health Services. He is a member of the Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center and the Sarver Heart Center at the University of Arizona and co-investigator for the NIH-funded R01 EPIC Prehospital Traumatic Brain Injury Study.