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Choreography: The Ballet of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

A Nor-Cal EMS Webcast Continuing Education Series

One Continuing Education Unit available to California EMS personnel for watching this video

"Choreography: The Ballet of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)"

Presented by Dr. Eric Rudnick, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, Medical Director for Nor-Cal EMS, and recorded live in front of an audience at the May 16, 2015 Northstate Prehospital Spring Conference.

In this webcast, Dr. Rudnick discusses the importance for high quality CPR in the field to increase the survival of patients who suffer cardiac arrest. This is a moral imperative. Dr. Rudnick demonstrates that doing high quality (performance) CPR is not complex but rather very hard work. This is a very important BLS skill for everyone. He questions why statistics show that in 2012, there was a 11.4% survival rate overall of out of the hospital cardiac arrest (OOHCA) with 383,800 incidents, and 9.5% rate in 2013 with 359,400 incidents, even though some communities achieve rates of over 50%. What makes the difference. Watch and find out. This webcast aims to aid and train emergency medical personnel. There is an excellent test review at the end to help you with testing after the webcast!

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This webcast is available for Continuing Education Units in the State of California for First Responders (FRs), Emergency Medical Responders (EMRs), Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), Paramedics, and Mobile Intensive Care Nurses (MICNs) at:


A certificate will be printed upon successful completion of the above course.

Who is Dr. Rudnick? Background: Dr. Rudnick is a native New Yorker and moved to Northern California in 1993 after completing his medical training. He enjoys hiking, nature photography, and spending time with his family. He attended the Medical College of Wisconsin, and graduated from the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Michigan State University with an award for Outstanding Clinical Excellence. His clinical practice has ranged from Level II Trauma Centers to small rural Emergency Departments. He is currently the Medical Director for Northern California EMS and Santa Clara County EMS agencies. He is actively involved with the Emergency Medical Directors Association of California and holds a position on the California State Commission on EMS. His areas of interest clinically are pediatric emergency medicine and emergency medical services. He graduated from the highly regarded California Healthcare Foundation fellowship program in Healthcare Leadership. He is married to Deborah Sutcliffe, M.D. a Family Medicine physician and has two teenage daughters.

Need Continuing Education Units?

If you are a First Responder (FR), Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Paramedic, or Mobile Intensive Care Nurse (MICN) and need continuing education units, you may view this video and take a test to obtain 1 CE. Click the button below (before or after watching the video) to obtain your continuing education credit.

If you are already viewing this webcast for CE credit, click the above button when finished to go back to the webcast details to take the test and receive your CE certificate.

More Webcasts Available for CEs

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