The Resuscitation Academy was created by Dr. Mickey Eisenberg in Seattle, Washington, and reinforces the concept of early CPR and early defibrillation through intense scenario based training and hands on skills. It is a two-day course focusing on the science of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the practical application through high performance, Pit Crew CPR. EMS providers practice different scenarios based on real-life experiences. This scenario-driven practice helps first responders and EMS providers develop skills and teamwork essential to high quality and efficient patient care, and ensuring the best outcome possible for the patient.
The Delaware Resuscitation Academy was established in 2015 by the New Castle County Resuscitation Academy team. The New Castle County Resuscitation Academy team traveled to Seattle and to Howard County, Maryland, to participate in training on the curriculum. The curriculum includes a component for feedback through quality improvement, and allows field supervisors to gather data for post-arrest feedback to be provided to the first responders and EMS providers involved in the care of the cardiac arrest patient. In November 2015 the inaugural Delaware Resuscitation Academy was held. The academy class, taught by New Castle County Paramedics, represented 15 different fire departments in New Castle County, members of the Delaware State Fire School and Paramedics from New Castle and Sussex County, along with EMS providers from St. Francis EMS. The focus of the Resuscitation Academy was to provide tools to improve survival outcomes of patients who suffer cardiac arrest outside of a hospital.
New Castle County Paramedics respond to about five hundred cardiac arrests per year. New Castle County has seen a significant increase in the rates of cardiac arrest survival over the past several years, Emergency communications, paramedics, EMTs, and firefighters work together and continue to improve the links in the chain of survival to better serve the community.
Community EMS Orientation
Are you looking for a program speaker to explain the community emergency medical services system? Do you have a group of kids that would like to tour an emergency vehicle? Are you planning a community event and would like a paramedic unit to visit?
New Castle County EMS can provide speakers and presentations on many aspects of the emergency medical services system. Contact us at 302-395-8184 or via email to request a speaker or visit by a paramedic unit to your next community event.
Vial of L.I.F.E
The Vial of L.I.F.E program is a free service provided by New Castle County Emergency Medical Services to all seniors and disabled residents of New Castle County. The vial of L.I.F.E stands for Lifesaving Information For Emergencies.
The Vial of L.I.F.E program is a Medical information form that you complete, place in the provided new medication bottle that is labeled Vial of L.I.F.E and placed in your refrigerator. The form to complete includes your medical history, daily medications, demographics, doctor, hospital preference and an emergency contact.
The medication bottle is kept in your fridge in direct view. A provided Vial of L.I.F.E magnet is placed on the front of your refrigerator that signifies that you are part of the program.
The Vial of Life assists EMS responding to your home. EMS will look for the magnet on your refrigerator and obtain your pertinent & confidential medical information and demographics. This program assists EMS in quickly and appropriately treating you during a crisis.
To obtain a Vial of L.I.F.E please contact us at 302.395.8184 or email [email protected]
Paramedic Assist Program
This program is generally aimed at industrial first responder and basic life support provider groups, including basic life support ambulance crews. Participants are provided an opportunity to become familiar with paramedic equipment and procedures. The presentation emphasizes how the provider can successfully interact with paramedic personnel during an emergency medical response and promotes working as a team. This program is approved for continuing education credits by the Delaware Office of Emergency Medical Services.
Contact us at 302-395-8184 or via email to request a Paramedic Assist presentation for your group.