Sean Grayson serves as the Fire Chief in the City of Rialto (California). He holds a master’s degree in Leadership. He is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer program and is an internationally designated Chief Fire Officer. Chief Grayson has led several strategic innovations in EMS including an award-winning Community Paramedicine Program, a published trial in the treatment of critical trauma, and an industry leading Cardiac Arrest Survival Program.
Unlearning what you thought you knew about cardiac arrest requires challenging our traditional way of thinking. Do you defibrillate all patients in V-Fib? Give Epi? Stop compressions to intubate? Ventilate 10-12 times a minute? Not at Rialto Fire Department. In fact, we don't care if you ever ventilate. Nothing trumps compressions - nothing! We have changed the way we approach cardiac arrest and it has resulted in a large jump in ROSC rates and an 83% Utstein rate. Join us, Fire Chief Sean Grayson and EMS Chief Joe Powell, as we describe the journey to significant sweeping changes in our cardiac arrest approach and our culture.
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