CARES can make a difference

CARES helps communities measure performance and identify how to improve cardiac arrest survival rates. By joining CARES, communities gain more than just access to information that will help them improve performance and save lives. They also contribute to one of the largest EMS registries in the world, and one of the few that also includes patient outcome information from hospitals. Those features enable CARES data to be used to conduct vital research that furthers our knowledge of cardiac arrest treatment and saves countless lives for years to come.

Benefits of joining CARES

  • Join a network of communities working together to increase survival from sudden cardiac arrest
  • Compare your community to local, state, and national performance and discover ways to improve your emergency medical system's response to cardiac arrest
  • Use simple, HIPAA-compliant, web-based software to link EMS and hospital data, creating a single record for each OHCA event
  • Access multiple real-time reporting features, including charts, graphs, and tables for use in reports, presentations, and more
  • Receive training and ongoing support from CARES staff to get the most out of participation, including one-on-one consultation to review your community's annual report and comparison to national benchmarks


We Can Save More Victims Of Cardiac Arrest. The Answer Is In Our Hands.

Damar Hamlin, the NFL player who collapsed in cardiac arrest during a televised football game, is alive today thanks to the prompt care he received on the field. Many of the more than 250,000 Americans who sustain out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) each year aren't so fortunate.  

Historical neighborhood redlining and bystander CPR disparities in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Redlining, a historical segregation practice, is associated with reduced contemporary rates of bystander CPR during OHCA. Targeted CPR training in redlined neighborhoods may be imperative to enhance survival outcomes. 

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