Alabama Resuscitation Center

The Alabama Resuscitation Center (ARC) is a member of the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium.  The Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC) is the largest prehospital clinical research consortium in the world, focusing on research in the areas of prehospital cardiopulmonary arrest and severe traumatic injury.

The sponsors listed below have committed approximately $10 million per year for at least 11 years in order to establish an infrastructure capable of conducting multiple collaborative trials to aid in the rapid translation of promising scientific and clinical advances aimed at improving resuscitation outcomes.
  • The National Health, Lung and Blood Institute (the lead Federal Government sponsor of this program) and other Institutes within the National Institutes of Health
  • The Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH) from the Canadian Institute of Health Research
  • Canadian Defense Research and Development
  • The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada



Among other things, ARC will receive funding to:

  1. Evaluate optimal strategies of fluid resuscitation including permissive hypotension, timing of initiation of infusion, and use of alternative fluids particularly after traumatic injury.
  2. Evaluate alternative CPR methods including device-assisted CPR.
  3. Train clinical scientists in the field of resuscitation and emergency medicine.
The local network of partners listed below will assist ARC in facilitating access to patients and conducting the proposed clinical studies.
  • Alabama Hospital Association
  • The Children’s Hospital of Alabama
  • University Hospital
  • UAB Center for Injury Sciences
  • UAB Center for Surgical Research
  • UAB Department of Cardiology
  • UAB Department of Emergency Medicine
  • UAB Department of Pediatrics
  • UAB Department of Surgery (Trauma)