Improving survival of patients who experience a cardiac arrest in communities across the state of Texas

The Texas-Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (Texas-CARES) Program – a partnership of 9-1-1 centers, EMS agencies and municipal fire departments, hospitals and other healthcare providers, university researchers, and the public – engages all links in the out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) chain of survival and promotes a comprehensive, standardized system of OHCA care throughout the state.

Texas-CARES helps produce measurable improvements in survival of cardiac arrest patients by working with communities and health care providers to implement evidence-based practices, such as those found in the CPR LifeLinks national initiative. The Texas-CARES Program uses the Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) to measure and report important cardiac arrest epidemiology, treatment parameters, and outcomes.

How Texas CARES

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