ERC Newsletter - December 2013


Free Article & Editorial of the month

The December FREE EDITORIAL of the month is Non-invasive monitoring during cardiac arrest: NIRS has potential but data remain limited (Teresa Camp-Rogers and Kelly N. Sawyer, MD, MS).

The December FREE ARTICLE of the month is Do either early warning systems or emergency response teams improve hospital patient survival? A systematic review. (G. McNeill and D. Bryden).

Submit your abstract for Resuscitation 2014

Bilbao, 15-17 May ... where it's all happening!

The deadline for submitting your abstract is January 15, 2014.
You can submit your abstract HERE.

The preliminary programme is available online. You can download it HERE.

Among the confirmed faculty we find Guiseppe Ristagno (Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche "Mario Negri", Milan, Italy), Nikolaos Nikolaou (Konstantopouleio General Hospital, Athens, Greece), Gavin Perkins (Warwick Medical School and Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Warwick, United Kingdom), Bernd Böttiger (University Hospital, University of Cologne, Germany), Judith Finn (Director: Australian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (Aus-ROC) - NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence), Tony Handley (Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust, Colchester, United Kingdom), Katarina Bohm (Karolinska Institutet, Sodersjukhuset, Stockholm, Sweden) and many more….

ONLINE REGISTRATION for Resuscitation 2014 opens on December 11, 2013.

ERC statement on targeted temperature management

Therapeutic hypothermia following cardiac arrest: recent studies on targeted temperature management

Two randomised controlled trials presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions Meeting in Dallas on 17th November and published in JAMA and the New England Journal of Medicine have challenged current practice in the treatment of patients with return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA).

CLICK HERE to read the full statement.

Lifesaver app teaches CPR by throwing you into the action

Crisis simulator fuses interactivity with live-action film to show you how to respond to heart attacks and choking.

Dr. Jasmeet Soar, Editor of Elsevier's journal Resuscitation, writes about the app he helped develop in an Elsevier Connect article. Read the article HERE.

Peter Baskett Bursary - Apply before midnight 30/12/2013

The ERC, together with the Laerdal Foundation, have established a bursary in order to make it possible for ERC instructors from countries with a lower Gross National Income or those not being financially able, to participate in ERC conferences.

The Bursary will also apply for the ERC Congress in Bilbao (15-17 May 2014).
All information regarding the Peter Baskett Bursary applications for Resuscitation 2014 can be found HERE.

The deadline for submitting applications for the Bilbao 2014 ERC Congress is
Midnight CET 30th of December 2013

Resuscitation 2013

Do you want to relive some of the Krakau atmosphere?
Check out some movies HERE.

Hope you have had the opportunity to attend the ZOLL lunch symposium on “Life-Saving Special Ops’. If not and you would like to see the presentations, you can download them HERE.

And finally...

Everyone at ERC joins in sending seasons greetings and good wishes for the new year!