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 detail.


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.





Speaker bio

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

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Niklas Jonsson
5 years ago

Och mycket intressant föreläsning av Dr Lyon

Niklas Jonsson
5 years ago

Bra jobbat Mads!

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