This is the talk by Richard Lyon at The Bick Sick in Zermatt, 2018.
Richard goes over initiatives taken to improve what were dismal outcomes in Scotland in the out-of-hospital cardiac arrest population. Tune in to hear about the marginal gains approach applied with attention to every little detail. Learn how to improve your clinical audit data to allow feedback to the clinicians and how to lead the way forward in your own organisations and communities. Finally, some thoughts on how new and upcoming technology can be harnessed to provide even better care for this patient group.
- Surviving out of hospital cardiac arrest at home: a postcode lottery? (Lyon et al, EMJ 2004 open access)
- Variability in cardiac arrest survival: the NHS Ambulance Service Quality Indicators (Perkins et al, EMJ 2011 open access)
- The Wissenberg et al study from Denmark (JAMA 2013 open access)
- The GoodSam App
- Equivalent apps in Denmark are Hjerteløber (register as CPR provider) and Hjertestarter (find nearest AED)
- Save a life for Scotland
- Matrix, the movie (if Ken Milne does must-know 80s film references, we’ll do the 90s)
- Vinnie Jones teaches CPR, the full clip
- Support Richard’s research and learn to make your own Mars bar fritters
Dr. Lyon is a consultant in emergency medicine and clinical lead for Medic1 at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. He is associate medical director of Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance and chair or Pre-hospital Emergency Care at the University of Surrey. Born in Luxembourg, he became a volunteer fireman at the age of 15 and developed an early passion for pre-hospital emergency care. He completed a unique doctorate thesis on out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) – the TOPCAT study, which has formed the basis of a successful programme of work to improve outcome from OHCA across Scotland. He is active in resuscitation and trauma research and was proud to be part of the winning BMJ Awards Emergency Medicine Team of the Year. He has won numerous national and international awards for his work and in 2017 was awarded an MBE in Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to emergency healthcare.
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