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EDITORIAL is Insight into the black hole
currently characterizing the initial post arrest phase
(Theresa M. Olasveengen, Jo Kramer-Johansen)
The February FREE
ARTICLE is Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
duty cycle in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. (Bryce
V. Johnson, Jason Coult, Carol Fahrenbruch, Jennifer Blackwood, Larry
Sherman, Peter Kudenchuk, Michael Sayre, Thomas Rea)
International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency
Cardiovascular Care Science with Treatment Recommendations (CoSTR)
conference was held in Dallas from 31st Jan to 5th February 2015.
forces of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) were
joined by invited experts from around the world. Selected resuscitation
topics were discussed in plenary sessions while many other topics were
discussed by individual task forces in breakout sessions. By the completion
of the conference, draft consensus on science statements and treatment
recommendations were completed for the vast majority of the ‘Population
Intervention Control Outcome' (PICO) questions that had been prioritised
for 2015. Most of these are available for public viewing and comment until
28th February 2015 (https://volunteer.heart.org/apps/pico/Pages/default.aspx).
CoSTR document is now being written by the task force co-chairs and the
CoSTR co-editors (Mary Fran Hazinski and Jerry Nolan) and will be published
online in Resuscitation
on 15th October 2015. The writing of the 2015 European Resuscitation
Council Resuscitation Guidelines will now begin and these will also be
published in Resuscitation
(in print and online) on 15th
parallel with this, course manuals and associated material will also be
prepared ready for courses starting later this year.
The ERC Guidelines
Congress: 29, 30 & 31 October in Prague - Czech Republic
Guidelines, new algorithms, state-of-the-art hands-on sessions, networking
with the experts through tutorials, seminars and interactive sessions, new
European Resuscitation Council courses and the opportunity to show
your skills through the annual European CPR competition, Prague will be an
exciting place to be end of October 2015!
Guidelines Congress in Prague, you can now register.
If you are
still in doubt, you can read the
preliminary programme and see what you would be missing.
submission is still possible.
Jerry Nolan was
awarded Giant of Resuscitation by the AHA
American Heart Association has awarded Vice-Chair of the ERC board, Jerry
Nolan, the honorary title of "Giant of Resuscitation".
medical student in 1982, while undertaking an elective at a community
hospital in Newfoundland, Canada, I had the opportunity to become
proficient in intubation. Subsequently, in the UK, as a ‘House Officer’
(intern) on the cardiac arrest team I would invariably adopt the role of
airway man. At that stage in my career I had no specific interest in either
anesthesia or cardiopulmonary resuscitation... Read more