Reboot Cardiac Arrest: A UCSF Community CPR Registry Website
One of the earliest critical links in the “Chain of Survival” for victims of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is rapid initiation of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by bystanders.
Bystander CPR rates in San Francisco are relatively low. Communities that have invested in improving bystander CPR have shown improved overall survival of victims of SCA. In San Francisco, local efforts to train the public in mass events have resulted in increased awareness, but the actual number of CPR-trained persons in the region is unknown. In particular, there is an increasing awareness of the importance of “layperson” bystander CPR and organizing local community efforts to respond to cardiac arrest.
UCSF is a leader in medical training, emergency and cardiac care, and through its training efforts plays a large role in community response to sudden cardiac arrest. This project will establish a local CPR registry in order to facilitate improved community response to cardiac arrest.
The Project Reboot website will combine CPR registry, social media hub, and aggregate local resources for cardiac arrest response.
Objectives for Project Reboot Website:
- Provide the public and UCSF community with local resources for CPR training
- Allow layperson and certified CPR-trained individuals to self-report their skill level
- Allow CPR instructors to list students that have been trained
- Remind users of expiration of CPR certification
- Provide information about recent updates to resuscitation guidelines
- Coordination of CPR teaching event materials and volunteers
- Promote CPR awareness using social media networks such as Facebook, Google+, Twitter
A website of San Francisco specific local CPR resources will have a direct impact on patient care and public safety. A registry of information about CPR trained individuals will be extremely useful to measure the impact of community outreach and inform decisions on strategies to improve overall survival. The website will also serve as a clearinghouse and hub for information about advances in cardiac care, resuscitation protocols and community training events.
Clement Yeh, UCSF Emergency Medicine Faculty: Project lead (40 hours)
Justin Schorr, Paramedic: Website design/programming, Content creation (40 hours)
Alexandra Teng, UCSF Medical Student, Cardiac arrest survivor: Content creation (20 hours)
Julian Villar, UCSF Emergency Medicine Resident: Content creation (20 hours)
Jay Connolly, EMT-B: Technical expertise, Content creation (20 hours)
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