A talk by David Anderson at the TBS24 conference in Zermatt. Kindly shared with permission.
See the TBS24 landing page for the programme and full set of talks.
Survival from Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) remains poor and there is increasing interest in techniques that may improve the effectiveness of the key interventions – CPR and defibrillation. Manual Pressure Augmentation (MPA), or the technique of pushing on the pads during a shock is supported by evidence and commonplace in the cath lab. We conducted a trial to assess the feasibility and efficacy of MPA in the far less controlled setting of OHCA. This is the story of this world-first trial so far, with a surprise twist at the end!
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Medical Director – Ambulance Victoria, Intensivist – Alfred Health, Adjunct Associate Professor – Monash University
David Anderson is the Medical Director of Ambulance Victoria – a large jurisdictional ambulance service covering all of Victoria; he is also an intensive care physician at The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne – a quaternary referral centre for heart and lung transplant, ECMO, major trauma and burns; and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Paramedicine at Monash University. David worked as a paramedic in Auckland, New Zealand before completing medical training at the University of Auckland and then undertaking postgraduate training in intensive care medicine. During postgraduate training he also spent considerable spells working in anaesthesia, palliative medicine and prehospital and retrieval medicine in Auckland, Sydney and Toronto before settling in Melbourne. His clinical interests are prehospital and retrieval medicine, trauma critical care, ECMO, palliative care and bioethics.
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