Data and Resources


Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES)

CARES is a collaborative effort of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Emory University Department of Emergency Medicine. The ultimate goal of CARES is to improve survival from sudden cardiac death. The registry is designed to help local EMS administrators and medical directors identify who is affected, when and where cardiac arrest events occur, which elements of the system are functioning properly and which elements are not, and how changes can be made to improve cardiac arrest outcomes.


CARES Summary Reports


This is a 10-minute video from the NFL explaining the differences between a cardiac arrest and a heart attack

A podcast about the birth of the Emergency Medical Technician profession

Reporter Kevin Hazzard spoke with John Moon, former Freedom House paramedic and retired Assistant Chief of Pittsburgh EMS; Richard Clinchy, President of EMS Museum, CEO of Emergency Medical Resources; Phil Hallen, retired president of Falk Foundation, Chair in Community of Health and Social Justice at the University of Pittsburgh.

MI HEARTSafe School Criteria

  • Cardiac Emergency Response Plan (MI law 2014)

  • Cardiac Emergency Response Team

  • CPR/AED Certification

10% of all staff

50% of coaches

100% of varsity head coaches & PE staff

  • AEDs – visible, accessible, maintained

  • Cardiac Emergency Response Drills (virtual drills are acceptable this year)

  • Athletic Pre-participation Screening form– exertion can be a trigger for arrest

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