On June 6-7, 2015 at the Utstein Abbey near Stavanger, Norway, 36 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) leaders from throughout the world convened to address the challenge of how to increase community cardiac arrest survival and how to achieve implementation of best practices.
This resulted in the Utstein report A Call to Establish a Global Resuscitation Alliance. Prior to the European EMS2016 congress an Utstein Meeting on implementation will be held in Copenhagen with experts and representative from major international EMS systems and international organizations.
The results of the meeting is a call for the establishment of a Global Resuscitation Alliance in order to expand internationally the reach and utility of the Resuscitation Academy concept developed in King County, Seattle beginning in 2008. Such a global effort will promote best practices and offer help with implementation to countless communities.