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New State Law Recognizes Impact of Effective Telecommunicator CPR

Ensuring your community is giving people the best chance to survive cardiac arrest starts with the 911 call. When your public safety telecommunicators quickly identify cardiac arrest and deliver fast and precise CPR instruction to bystanders over the phone, lives will be saved.

In 2021, Texas recognized the life-saving value of Telecommunicator CPR and enacted a law requiring T-CPR training for all emergency telecommunicators.1 Why? Because we know that immediate, high-quality CPR can be the difference between life and death—the science proves it. In communities with higher rates of bystander CPR, more cardiac arrest victims survive.

RQI-T Texas T-CPR improvement guide and checklist

Download our checklist and guide for implementing more effective Telecommunicator CPR in your 911 system

When a Newborn Stopped Breathing

“From an RQI-T session that very morning to the fire department’s arrival mid-CPR, it was amazing. When I learned later on that the baby began breathing, I was elated.” – Alice, Telecommunicator

A Life-Saving Difference for a Maryland Couple

“That’s one thing that RQI has ingrained in me: If they’re not breathing, even if you’re not sure, you need to move right away to CPR. The earlier you start, the better the outcome.” – Crystal, Dispatcher

Committed to Quality: T-CPR During a Crisis

“We’ve seen some great changes, some really positive changes. People are getting hands to chest more quickly. I’ve heard staff on the floor saying, ‘If they don’t say yes, you must compress.” – Toni, Captain

Ready for Cardiac Arrest Emergencies?

To improve patient care, and ultimately survival, the American Heart Association (AHA) recommends six foundational elements essential to improving survival in your community.

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The Need Is Real in Texas

More than 350,000 people experience out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in the U.S. each year—and only 10.8% of those victims leave the hospital alive. In Texas, that might be even lower: The Texas-CARES Program estimates that of the 22,000 cardiac arrests each year across the state, as few as 5% survive.2

The Fort Worth-based mobile healthcare leader joins others in Texas in adopting an innovative T-CPR quality improvement solution.

Preparing the First, First Responders

To support their shared goal of eliminating cardiac arrest deaths, the American Heart Association, Laerdal Medical and the Resuscitation Academy have joined forces to create the first of its kind training, quality improvement and credentialing program specifically for T-CPR. RQI-T leverages the combined expertise of these organizations to transform the way emergency communications centers think about and manage cardiac arrest calls. Read more about the RQI-T program

Let’s start transforming your resuscitation program

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