Survival from SCA is not guaranteed. When a cardiac arrest triggered by ventricular fibrillation occurs out of hospital, the chances of survival are as low as 2% depending on which country you are in.
Seattle and King County in the American state of Washington have one of the highest survival rates in the world – above 50%. Most communities have no protocols in place to measure how well they manage out of hospital cardiac arrests. A Resuscitation Academy established in Seattle has developed a comprehensive 10 Step Program to help the world increase survival rates. The Global Resuscitation Alliance (GRA) is committed to taking the life-saving messages of the Ten Programs to the world.
The Chain of Survival is a critical feature of the Global Resuscitation Academy’s strategy to save lives.