It’s been about seven months since we talked about the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC). In case you missed it, the ROC consists of 10 Regional Clinical Centers that provide the necessary infrastructure to conduct collaborative trials that aid in promising scientific advances to improve resuscitation outcomes.
The ROC is of great interest to us at Iridia as our founder and first responder medical director, Dr. Allan Holmes is involved with the ROC in the collaboration with many fire rescue services throughout British Columbia.
The ROC is the first large-scale effort in the world to conduct clinical trials focusing on the early delivery of interventions by EMS to better optimize patient survival.
Since we last spoke about the ROC, they’ve released a progress report updating us on statistics within British Columbia.
You can view the entire report below, but here are a few key highlights from the report:
- The ROC is now a major contributor to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) resuscitation research
- The implementation of ROC’s multi-site EMS resuscitation consortium is the most efficient means of providing out-of-hospital research
- ROC Impact on Medical Practice:
- Has influenced the American Heart Association 2010 Guidelines for CPR and Cardiovascular Care
- Insights from ROC trials contribute to the Military Joint Forces Combat and Casualty Care Summits
The most important highlight however is the emphasis on quality CPR in BC, which has led to an increase in survival to 13.8 percent in 2012; the highest reported in Canada. This is great news for us at Iridia – every little bit helps, and together we are all making a difference.
If you’d like to help further, join us in celebration of CPR Month, we are offering a discount of 10% on Cardiac Arrest Management (CAM) courses booked during the month of November!
For more information and statistics about the ROC collaboration within British Columbia, please see September 2013 BC ROC Report:
Learn More About the ROC.