The Board believes a number of the projects the foundation has been privileged to fund have contributed to helping save lives, including the following examples:
- The Utstein Guidelines processes to establish common nomenclature and global guidelines for reporting data on survival.
- The development of the Helping Babies Survive and the Helping Mothers Survive programs, and research related to the implementation of these programs. A prime example of this is the Safer Births program in Tanzania.
- The establishment of the Resuscitation Academy and the Global Resuscitation Alliance, aiming to increase survival from prehospital cardiac arrest by 50 %.
- The establishment of the SAFER simulation center in Stavanger for education and research.
- The establishment of the Utstein Formula for Survival.
Center and Program support have been awarded to about 40 research groups.
Project support furthermore encompass
- Full or partial support for the completion of close to 140 PhD degrees in Scandinavia and 100 PhD degrees outside of Scandinavia
- Support to the establishment of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) and the European Resuscitation Council (ERC)
- An annual Bjørn Lind research stipend granted to education research project conducted in association with the SAFER center in Stavanger
- Funding of the Åsmund S. Laerdal memorial lectures at the annual meetings of the Society of Critical Care Medicine in the US and the biannual meetings of the Scandinavian Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (SSAI)