Promote culturally competent educational efforts with clear and consistent messages
Use multiple strategies to increase skills and awareness of CPR
Implement and maintain public access to defibrillators as well as a training program
Include patient representatives on community planning coalitions
Provide highly coordinated and patient-centered care
In addition to the above, an ideal cardiac resuscitation system local community would:
Have a designated Community Champion for cardiac resuscitation.
Have a multidisciplinary group to monitor and improve cardiac resuscitation care process and outcome.
Use multiple strategies to increase skills and awareness of CPR, including but not limited to CPR in schools, Hands-Only CPR public awareness campaign, credentialed CPR courses, with a goal of achieving >50% bystander CPR.
Implement and maintain a public access defibrillation program including training, regular maintenance and usage tracking.
External certification not self-designation as part of cardiac resuscitation system of care.
Barriers and Solutions for the Local Community of a Cardiac Resuscitation System include:
BARRIER: Lack of Bystander CPR
Lack of recognition of cardiac arrest
Lack of knowledge of basic first aid emergency care/CPR
Apprehensive about performing CPR correctly
Afraid to perform Mouth to Mouth ventilations, because of catching a communicable disease