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1 The Pennsylvania HeartRescue Project and the Pennsylvania Department of Health Bureau of EMS are proud to present the…

2 SectionTitle IAbout the Contest IITimeline IIIEligibility IVHow to Enter and Submit Your Video VJudging Criteria VIThe Scenario VIIPrizes VIIIHelpful Suggestions IXResources XTerms and Conditions XIContact Information XIISpecial Thanks Table of Contents

3 In light of the July 2013 cardiac arrest protocol update, this is an exciting opportunity for EMS agencies across Pennsylvania to: 1)Practice and perfect High-Performance CPR 2)Participate in creating new training materials 3)Improve sudden cardiac arrest response through ongoing quality improvement and best practices WHY A CONTEST? When we asked agencies what would help implement the new cardiac arrest protocols, many people requested a high-quality training video. So, we are turning to you, the experts, to help create this much needed training tool. This is your chance to show us what youve got. Submit a video of your best team responding to the provided cardiac arrest simulation and compete to be the stars as the crew in the video that will be used for statewide and national trainings. And, to further recognize your great work, we are offering exciting prizes! Ultimately, the contest is about working to provide the best care possible to save more lives. We believe this requires practice, training, education, and quality improvement. Thank you for your participation and good luck! About the Contest

4 Timeline Video Submission Opening Submission Deadline DEC 17 2014 MAR 2014 30

5 Any licensed or recognized EMS or QRS agency in the state of Pennsylvania is eligible to participate. Students who are pursuing provider certifications at a licensed EMS training institute in the state of Pennsylvania can enter under their educational institute. Student entries will be judged separately in a student category. Videos can feature an ALS (3031A) or BLS (331A) response to a cardiac arrest. Each team should: Include two, three or four members; and Practice as they normally would in a code. We encourage ALS and BLS/QRS agencies to work together. Limit one submission per agency/institute per protocol (i.e. ABC Agency can submit up to one ALS and one BLS video). Eligibility

6 Instructions for registration: 1.Register your team online at 2.Review the protocol, criteria, and training materials (see Resources). 3.Practice, practice, practice! 4.Create a video of your teams best simulation. 5.Submit your video by March 30, 2014. Instructions for video submission: 1.Upload your video to YouTube (or another online video sharing site) as a PRIVATE video.* 2.Once uploaded, please set viewing permissions so can view the final product.* 3.Email the link to your video to In the email, please include your organization name and the names of all team 4.Limit one submission per organization per protocol (i.e. ABC Agency can submit up to one ALS and one BLS video). How to Enter? *If you have any difficulty doing this, please contact a member of your PA HeartRescue Project

7 Judging Criteria Videos should follow statewide ALS protocol 3031A or BLS protocol 331A. Videos will be judged by an internal panel on the quality of care demonstrated in the categories listed below: – CPR Quality – Communication – Teamwork – Patient Safety – Post-ROSC Care Please refer to the evaluation sheets listed in Resources for specific elements to take into consideration.Resources Video length should be 8-12 minutes. Teams are encouraged to be creative as long as they adhere to the protocol.

8 The Scenario A middle-aged individual suddenly collapses. A nearby bystander witnesses this collapse and calls 9-1-1. Your crew responds to the scene. The nature of the arrest is non-traumatic and you find the patient in a persistent shockable rhythm. Please use the following scenario for your simulation:

9 GRAND PRIZE All-expense paid trip to the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update (ECCU) conference held in Las Vegas, NV on June 3-6, 2014 for the winning team members (max 4 people)Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update $1,000 towards Laerdal CPR training equipment for the winning agency FIRST RUNNER UP PRIZE Catered celebration Lunch-and-Learn for the winning agency with renowned resuscitation experts (such as Dr. Lance Becker and Dr. Benjamin Abella) $500 towards Laerdal CPR training equipment SECOND RUNNER UP PRIZE $250 towards Laerdal CPR training equipment *All winning teams will receive special recognition from the HeartRescue Project and the Department of Health, and will be showcased as the star crews in training videos used in state and national education settings. *Student teams will compete in a separate student category. Prizes for top student teams will be awarded. *Prizes subject to change. This contest does not endorse any company or product. Prizes were funded in part by unrestricted donations that are in no way related to judging criteria. Prizes

10 Helpful Suggestions The purpose of this contest is to promote perfect practice of the new protocols while also raising sudden cardiac arrest awareness. Here are a few ways to maximize the impact within your agency and community: -Host your own, internal agency-wide video contest and have the winning team enter their video. This will encourage ALL providers to practice. -Work with your local fire or police departments to educate them on this new protocol. -Share agency save stories and recognize crew members who participate in a save. Host a survivor/rescuer celebration to share your success with the community. -Be creative! Feel free to incorporate other elements of the chain of survival in your video.

11 Resources The following materials are available to assist your agency. Please visit the Resource section of the website to download the complete The folder includes: The Science Behind High-Performance CPR A compilation of research articles explaining the evidence Pit Crew Models Models for 2, 3 and 4-member pit crew CPR with various combinations of ALS/BLS Pit Crew CPR Team Evaluation Rubric detailing criteria elements Pit Crew CPR Time Evaluation Rubric detailing ideal times for criteria elements Pennsylvania state protocols 3031A and 331A Cardiac Arrest Checklist NREMT Team Attributes

12 Rules, Terms, Conditions The Promoter The promoter and administrator of the High-Performance CPR Video Contest is the Pennsylvania HeartRescue Project (hereinafter, PA HRP). Funding is provided by the Medtronic Foundation. Promotion Period The High-Performance CPR Video Contest (the Contest) begins on December 17, 2014 and ends on March 30, 2014 (the Promotion Period). PA HRP reserves the right to cancel or change the Contest at any time in its sole discretion. Eligibility a) An eligible entrant must be a team of two, three or four (a Team) representing either: 1) A single emergency medical service agency (an Agency) in the state of Pennsylvania. The following criteria must be satisfied: – The Agency must be licensed or recognized by the PA Department of Health Bureau of EMS. – The Team must be composed of health care providers who are actively certified. 2) A single licensed EMS training institute (an Institute) in the state of Pennsylvania. The following criteria must be satisfied: – The Institute must be licensed or recognized by the PA Department of Health Bureau of EMS. – The Team must be composed of students actively pursuing their provider certification. b) Entities and/or individuals in any of the following categories are not eligible to participate or win a Prize in the Contest: Employees of PA HRP. Employees of any Contest sponsors. Individuals selected to be a Judge for the Contest. Immediate family members (defined as parents, children, siblings and spouse, regardless of where they reside) and/or those living in the same household as any person in (i), (ii) or (iii). c) The PA HRP reserves the right to limit, or restrict upon notice, participation in the Contest at any time for any lawful reason. d) By participating in the Contest, each Agency acknowledges that the Contest is subject to these Contest Rules, Terms and Conditions. The PA HRP will make the final determination of eligibility in its sole right and discretion. Contest Dates December 17, 2013Official launch and registration opening March 30, 2014Period for submission of entries ends March 31, 2014Review and judging of submission begins

13 Rules, Terms, Conditions How To Enter Each interested Agency or Institute must go to the Site, register for the Contest, and follow instructions to upload and submit their entry. All Entries must be submitted by March 30, 2014. Video Requirements Must be between eight (8) to twelve (12) minutes. Must not include unsuitable, offensive or otherwise objectionable content, subject to sole discretion of the PA HRP. May not contain identifiable content that is in violation of or infringes third party intellectual property rights, including but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks, and/or rights of publicity. May not contain or mention the name or likeness of any celebrity or public figure, living or dead, unless written permission is obtained and is provided to the PA HRP. Judging The winner(s) of the contest will be determined based on the quality of care demonstrated in the categories listed below: – CPR Quality – Communication – Teamwork – Patient Safety – Post-ROSC Care The judging panel will comprise of representatives from the PA Department of Health as well as experts in resuscitation and emergency medicine. Prizes and Awards All winning entries will be included in educational training videos for the state of Pennsylvania. In addition, there will be three (3) Prizes (each a Prize) for eligible agencies: Grand Prize First Runner Up Second Runner Up Student teams will be judged separately, and prizes (details TBA) will be awarded to top teams.

14 Rules, Terms, Conditions General Conditions PA HRP is not responsible for lost, late or misdirected Entries, or for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of any Entries, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunction or limitations of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions or mailing of or failure to receive Entry information. PA HRP reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest in whole or in part. In the circumstance that the Contest is not capable of running as planned for any reason, PA HRP has the right to proceed to the judging phase and award of the Prizes from among all eligible Entries received prior to action taken by PA HRP. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, PA HRP reserves the right to seek all legal remedies to the fullest extent of the law. Representations and Warranties By participating in the contest, each entrant represents and warrants that: (a) entrant is the sole author, creator, and owner of the entry; (b) the entry is not the subject of any actual or threatened litigation or claim; (c) the entry does not and will not violate or infringe upon the intellectual property rights, privacy rights, publicity rights, or other legal rights of any third party; and (d) the entry does not and will not violate any applicable laws or regulations. License By participating in the contest, each entrant irrevocably grants to PA HRP a non-exclusive, royalty free, worldwide, license and right to reproduce, publish, republish, edit, create derivative works from, summarize, excerpt, or otherwise use and license others to use, in any format now existing or hereafter discovered, the entry. Indemnification Each entrant, by submitting an entry, agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the PA HRP, and each of its trustees, officers, employees, agents, consultants, and successors and assigns, from and against all third party claims, actions, or proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses relating to or arising from entrants entry or any breach or alleged breach of any of the representations, warranties, and covenants of entrant under these rules.

15 Contact Information For any additional questions or concerns, please email: Or, please call: Nina Li – 215.746.4631 Julie Griff – 215.746.4665 Liz Heisler – 215.746.4630 For more information about the Pennsylvania HeartRescue Project, visit: Like us on Facebook: For more info on our national HeartRescue partners, visit

16 Special Thanks Our HeartRescue Project partners in Arizona, Minnesota, Illinois, Washington, North Carolina, and AMR Laerdal Medical The Medtronic Foundation Nathan Harig and Cumberland Goodwill EMS The Pennsylvania Department of Health Bureau of EMS The University of Pennsylvania Center for Resuscitation Science

17 Good luck!

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