2023 Recommendations

1st ArRC Scientific Conference 2023 Recommendations


  • Creation of a lead agency in each country for strategic oversight of preparedness, response, management and research for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
  • Development of community response models.
  • Legislation of equivalents to the so-called good Samaritan law.
  • Implementation of public health initiatives to reduce cardiac risk factors.
  • Coordination of public information campaigns on recognition and management of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, including early access to emergency medical services and early cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Improvement in access to automated external defibrillators in high-risk locations and creation of national automated external defibrillator registries.
  • Establishment and maintenance of registries of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in each country in the Arab world which align with international conventions.

Steps to follow after establishing a resuscitation set up:

  1. Establish a National Cardiac Arrest Registry
  2. Implement Dispatcher-Assisted CPR with Ongoing Training & QI
  3. Implement High-performance CPR with Ongoing Training & QI
  4. Implement Rapid Dispatch
  5. Voice Record All Attempted Resuscitations
  6. Begin or Expand a Program in Police Defibrillation & EMS
  7. Establish a Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) Program
  8. Supplement Funding & Support Training & QI
  9. Institute Hypothermia in All Receiving Hospitals
  10. Work Toward a Culture of Excellence