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The Maryland RA Spring 2019

Two-day Resuscitation Academy


 When:           Wednesday and Thursday May 1 & 2, 2019


Where:          Howard County Public Safety Training Center

                        2200 Scott Wheeler Drive Marriottsville, Maryland

Who:              Medical Directors, EMS supervisors, Fire/EMS Chiefs, EMS personnel of all levels, and Emergency Department staff across the state of Maryland and surrounding regions


Through your attendance, you can expect to increase your understanding of the interventions important to pre-hospital cardiac arrest survival and learn to implement ways to track and improve survival rates in your own community.

Topics to be covered:

  • Factors that determine cardiac arrest survival

  • The science behind CPR and current resuscitation practices

  • Best practices from regional EMS agencies

  • Maintaining a cardiac arrest registry

  • Providing cardiac arrest QA and QI to EMS field providers

  • Telephone-assisted Dispatch CPR

  • High-performance CPR train-the-trainer practical session

**Tuition is complimentary, and conference costs are generously covered.  The deadline to apply is close of business Friday, March 29, 2019.  Click here for the application form.  For questions about the Maryland RA or the application, feel free to email us at RAmaryland@hcdfrs.org.

Welcome to the Maryland Resuscitation Academy.

We help EMS supervisors, medical directors, Fire/EMS chiefs, EMS personnel of all levels, and hospital and emergency department staffs improve cardiac arrest survival in the communities they serve. Join the leaders from Maryland’s EMS community for a course that will transform the way your EMS system manages cardiac arrests. 


The Howard County Department of Fire & Rescue Services (HCDFRS) has modeled Seattle and King County Washington’s cardiac care methods to study and measure survival from cardiac arrest. After forming a strong relationship with the Resuscitation Academy in Seattle, Washington, HCDFRS implemented what was learned from Seattle and King County EMS to improve survival from Cardiac Arrest in Howard County. Encouraged by substantial increases in survival, Howard County was inspired to share best practices learned from Seattle. HCDFRS partnered with the Seattle Resuscitation Academy and held the first East Coast Resuscitation Academy in May, 2012. Recently partnering with the Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS), this effort is now known as the Maryland Resuscitation Academy. Read More

Academy Goals
  • Learn how to define the cardiac arrest survival rate in the host community.
  • Understand the principles of the Utstein template and how to report data.
  • Develop a concrete plan of action to improve survival.
  • Measure the effect of the plan of action on cardiac arrest survival.

The goal of the Maryland Resuscitation Academy is to improve survival from cardiac arrest throughout the state of Maryland and its surrounding regions. This will be achieved through the enrollment of EMS managers, medical directors, 911 dispatchers, and EMS field personnel in a program modeled after Seattle's Resuscitation Academy and conducted by The Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services, and MIEMSS.

Contact Us

Maryland Resuscitation Academy
c/o Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive
Suite 400
Columbia, MD 21046

Phone: (410) 313-6000
Email: ramaryland@hcdfrs.org

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