The American Heart Association ( is thrilled that a lifesaving policy known as Telecommunicator CPR (T-CPR) was approved recently by the Nebraska Public Service Commission. On December 12, 2023, the Nebraska Public Service Commission adopted revisions to the state dispatch training standards to require T-CPR.

During cardiac arrest – the unexpected loss of heart function – only about one in 10 victims survive. Successful resuscitation of victims requires an immediate response to improve their chance of survival. Telecommunicators, including emergency dispatchers and 9-1-1 operators, can be lifesaving coaches when seconds matter.

The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, cheers the approval of the adoption of T-CPR in the state dispatch training standards.

“Telecommunicators are the true first responders to every 9-1-1 call and a critical link in the chain of survival,” said Brian Krannawitter, Government Relations Director for the American Heart Association in Nebraska. “Being able to provide effective T-CPR can mean the difference between life or death. We’re grateful for the overwhelming support from the Nebraska Public Service Commission prioritizing this lifesaving policy.”

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