LAFD 3rd Annual Resuscitation Academy
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LAFD 3rd Annual Resuscitation Academy
Posted on 08/14/2019
The Los Alamos Fire Department, in partnership with the New Mexico Resuscitation Academy (RA) will offer two consecutive one-day Resuscitation Academies. These full day RAs will be held Friday, September 6th and Saturday, September 7th at the Santa Fe Community College located at 6401 Richards Avenue, in Santa Fe.

The New Mexico RA is a one-day, intensive course dedicated to improving survival rates of patients suffering pre-hospital cardiac arrest, and is suitable for EMS supervisors, medical directors, Fire/EMS chiefs, EMS personnel of all levels and hospital and emergency department staffs across the state of New Mexico and surrounding states & regions. Based on the curriculum of the world-renowned Resuscitation Academy in Seattle WA, this Resuscitation Academy is co-sponsored by the Los Alamos Fire Department. 

Those attending the RA can expect to increase their understanding of interventions important to pre-hospital cardiac arrest survival and learn how to implement ways to track and improve survival rates in their own community. The academy features acclaimed faculty - those accomplished in the field of cardiac arrest survival - who will give presentations on

the science of CPR
the importance of time
the importance of measuring your performance
the critical role of dispatch

as well as other topics. Additionally, the academy includes an extensive, in-depth, practical train-the-trainer session where all class participants will learn and become confident in delivering High-Performance CPR. Each participant will also leave with a standardized curriculum (including instructor guide and standardized videos) to begin to teach this practice in their own department. 

The same Academy is repeated on two separate days. Participants should only register for Friday or Saturday. The course will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and includes a continental breakfast and working lunch. Tuition is free and 8 hours of continuing education hours will be issued to all attendees at the end of each class. Additional details will be provided following acceptance into the academy. 

The deadline to apply is Monday, August 26th. Email Ana Martinez at LAFD Administration to register.