b'CPR LifeLinks: 911 and EMS united to save more livesCPR LifeLinks, funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the National 911 Program, and the US Department of Health & Human Services, focuses on implementing Telecommunicator CPR (T-CPR) and EMS High-Performance CPR (HP-CPR) training and quality improvement initiatives. The program emphasizes early and continuous provision of telecommunicator-assisted chest compressions and high-quality Basic Life Support. It aligns closely with the guidelines and performance standards set forth by the American Heart Association and documents the most effective practices to meet these benchmarks. To advance these objectives, CPRLL offers free T-CPR and HP-CPR resources, including their Implementation Toolkit and training materials, online.CARES is implementing CPRLL with three approaches: provider training, continuous quality improvement, and continuing education. Provider training includes:T-CPR training, emphasizing theHP-CPR training, focusing on the recognition of OHCA over the phone andmaximization of patient blood flow provision of continuous CPR coaching. through individual and team proficiency.T-CPR training has begun at eight pilot sites, with plans to expand to additional sites by the end of 2024. In Year 2, we will leverage the partnerships with 911 centers established in Year 1 to engage their respective EMS agencies for HP-CPR training and quality improvement activities. Continuous quality improvement efforts involve extracting data from 911 audio recordings and EMS cardiac monitor files to regularly measure and report performance, identifying areas of proficiency and challenges. Additionally, continuing education sessions will reinforce essential skills and disseminate new scientific findings.Together, these efforts in quality improvement strive to elevate the effectiveness of OHCA interventions nationally. CARES is honored to collaborate with the Resuscitation Academy Foundation and CPR LifeLinks in this pursuit.In giving communities the tools they need to measure and benchmark care and outcomes, CARES provides the platform essential to optimize resuscitation training, quality improvement, and continuing education efforts. Per CPR LifeLinks recommendations, our team is abstracting key T-CPR data from OHCA audio recordings into CARES, where dispatch data is linked to corresponding EMS records and patient outcomes from hospitals. The process creates a complete record of care from the time of the 911 call and allows us to report aggregate T-CPR process data and to flag calls that could benefit from constructive consultations with individual providers. We are grateful to CPR LifeLinks-participating communities and look forward to the impact of these valued partnerships.Micah Panczyk, MS Director of CPR Life Links ProgramUT-Health Houston20 21'