Big Sick 2018

Talks and impressions from The Big Sick conference in Zermatt in February 2018.


Intelligent Information Systems in OHCA | Tobias Gauss | TBS18

Tobias Gauss talks about developments in AI and how this disruptive tech may contribute to OHCA management. Recorded at TBS18

Hemodynamics during mechanical CPR

Tailored or targeted CPR and resuscitation is a concept with a lot of traction currently. In this talk from The Big Sick in Zermatt in 2018, Per details insights from his research that cautions us whe…

Surviving out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Hear from Richard Lyon how dismal outcomes in the cardiac arrest population in Scotland were dramatically improved not by singular fancy technology, but by a system’s approach with attention to every …

Airway decontamination – the dark side of airway management

Jim DuCanto talks about managing the soiled airway at The Big Sick 2018

Hemorrhagic shock – a holistic view

Geir Strandenes with an opinionated talk on the history and future of prehospital blood transfusion practice at The Bick Sick in Zermatt.

Exsanguinating trauma – from CPR to EPR

Samuel Tisherman, at The Big Sick 2018 in Zermatt, talks about deep hypothermia as a temporizing means in otherwise refractory traumatic cardiac arrest patients.


The Big Sick was a very intimate gathering of advanced practitioners who all work hard to push the envelope in research and patient care. As much as the programme was state-of-the-art, these people knew how to make the most of down-time too and a lot of the learning took place outside the main sessions during workshops indoors as well as outdoors. Here is a short film detailing the vibe of the conference from Marius Klausen.

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