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 conference in february 2018 was a hugely rewarding, small-format conference that brought resuscitation nerds together in the perfect setting of Zermatt, Switzerland. Top speakers and top talks, but the conference was a total blast not least because the group of delegates was very sociable and interested in learning from each outside the sessions as much as during them.

Other commitments have postponed editing, but the talks are now getting ready to go online and we hope you’ll find the content was worth the wait.

We will release talks intermittently these next few months awaiting the next installment in february 2019.

Here first is a talk by prof. Samuel Tisherman from Baltimore’s shock trauma center on deep hypothermia as a means to buying time in refractory traumatic cardiac arrest. He describes the history of how this therapy was developed from early animal models up until the current human EPR-CAT trial.




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Mads Astvad
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Scandinavian paediatric anaesthetist / intensivist.
Digital MedEd
Co-founder scanFOAM.org
Co-organiser CphCC & TBS-Zermatt (aka The Big Sick)
Medical lead REPEL (resilience in pediatric emergency life support)
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