Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) Resources

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Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) Resources

Description

This database for hospitals tracks and identifies incidents of prehospital cardiac arrest. The program consolidates all essential data elements of a prehospital cardiac arrest event in an efficient manner. With this standardized collection system, participants can track emergency care system performance in several, tailored reports.

The resources included on the Web site can help interested hospitals initiate the program in their community. They include:
  • CARES emergency medical services (EMS) data set
  • CARES summary document
  • CARES reference manual
  • CARES Institutional Review Board approval and modification
  • CARES hospital data use agreement
  • CARES EMS data use agreement
  • CARES presentation
  • Frequently asked questions–EMS
  • Frequently asked questions–hospitals

Developer:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine

Funding Sources:

American Heart Association; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine

History

Release Date: 2004
Original Summary: April 2009
Last Updated: 07/06/09

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