MiREMS Receives RAED Grant Funds

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Sep 2, 2014 05:31 PM

MIREMSMichigan Rural EMS Network's MiResCu program, in partnership with UP EMS and Mike Helbock (Seattle/King County, WA), has been awarded a Rural Access to Emergency Devices grant throught HRSA's Office of Rural Health Policy.  The award provides for $150,000/year for 3 years.  The project start date is September 1, 2014.

RAED grant funds will be used to place 120 AEDS (40 per year) in communities in rural Michigan.  All AED placements will be accompanied by CPR training that meets American Heart Association guidelines.  The MiRESCU CPR training model incorporates the Seattle/King County Resuscitation Academy’s signature High-Performance CPR (HP-CPR) programMiResCu will provide technical assistance to communities receiving AEDs.  Assistance will be provided for community education, program implementation, and data reporting to the CARES cariac registry.  Project goals include:

  • Placement of AEDs in 30-40 rural communities that are most appropriate and in need;
  • Provision of training to healthcare providers, dispatch staff, law enforcement officers, and residents in communities identified for AED placement;
  • Data  collection and submission in all communities identified for AED placement; and
  • Evaluation of the use of AEDs through data submitted to the CARES registry.

MiREMS has been awarded $776,245 from the Office of Rural Health Policy since 2011.  A list of all RAED awardees can be found here: 

Comments on 'MiREMS Receives RAED Grant Funds':

Rebecca Davis
Sep 14, 2014 06:25 PM
Congratulations Leslie! Great news for the work that you are doing in Michigan with the EMS Network!
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