Debra Yake

Debra L. Yake, RN

AHA ACLS/PALS Course Director and Instructor
AHA BLS Instructor
Training Specialist Senior

G2111 Towsley Center

734 615-7941

Areas of Interest

Research and scholarly interests: Currently In Development: Michigan Ambulatory Simulation Training (MAST) - The outpatient Program will focus team roles and critical interventions during the first 10 minutes of an unexpected patient decompensation event using a rotating list of patient scenarios selected by Ambulatory Care to focus on institution quality initiatives based on health system data.

Subject-matter expertise: American Heart Association Advanced Adult Cardiac Life Support, American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support, American Heart Association Basic Life Support / Heart Saver, Layperson CPR & First Aid, Michigan On-unit Simulation Training (MOST) Inpatient Mock Code Program (based on American Heart Association Life Support Skills in collaboration with UMHS Policy protocol.)

Other professional highlights:

  • Doctors of Tomorrow: The Doctors of Tomorrow program inspires and prepares high school students from underrepresented communities to successfully pursue careers in healthcare in order to increase diversity among medical professionals. Under the Leadership of Dr. J. Finks, I annually assist with American Heart Association Hands Only CPR & AED Awareness with Hands on training.
  • Project ADAM: Project ADAM Michigan is a program administered by University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Congenital Heart Center to help prepare schools for sudden cardiac emergencies. The Project ADAM initiative provides schools with guidance and support on how to minimize the risk of sudden cardiac death in the school setting.
  • SaveMiHeart: SaveMIHeart is a non-profit organization in Michigan uniting the community, first responders, EMS systems, and health systems to improve cardiac arrest survival. Our mission is to double survival by 2020 of patients who sustain a cardiac arrest in the community.