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HMP’s EMS World, Take Heart America Announce Partnership


HMP Global, a healthcare event and education company and owner of the EMS World brand, has announced a partnership with Take Heart America, a non-profit organization with a mission to improve cardiac arrest survival rates through data-driven and behavior-changing educational initiatives.

As part of the agreement, Take Heart America will co-locate the Third Annual International State of the Future of Resuscitation Conference with EMS World Expo, the largest EMS-dedicated event in the world. The practical program will feature globally recognized experts who will present on a wide range of topics related to the latest advances in resuscitation science and clinical practice. The goal of the program is to combine the best evidence and experience from the innovative work of participants to optimize care approaches for cardiac arrest.

“The partnership with EMS World is a critical one. By leveraging our collective capabilities, we will align clinical innovators with state-of-the-art technologies to deliver evidence-based, life-saving education for all links in the resuscitation chain-of-survival,” said Charles Lick, MD, Medical Director, Allina Health EMS Minnesota and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Take Heart America: A sudden cardiac arrest initiative.

“We are honored to partner with Take Heart America on this critical education,” said Joshua D. Hartman, MBA, NRP, senior vice president of cardiovascular and public safety, HMP Global. “The economic burden to our society from treatment of every out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is enormous: approximately $4.5 billion in direct costs and $450 billion in indirect costs, not to mention the toll of a lost family member, something truly incalculable. Through improved education and awareness, we can optimize care, reduce the economic burden from cardiac arrest, and above all, improve survival outcomes.”

The 2020 EMS World Expo is expected to bring together more than 6,500 emergency medical professionals and will take place September 14-18 in Las Vegas. Registration for the highly anticipated event opens on February 19, 2020, and many educational sessions sell out early.

Disclaimer: The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the press release above belong solely to the company/vendor/author and do not necessarily reflect those of EMS World or HMP.

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