Outcomes in ICU following OHCA
Dr Elise Hindle, ICU registrar at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh has completed an 18 month in depth audit of outcomes after admission to the Unit following OHCA. The work has examined many different aspects of patient management (e.g. treatment of seizures and infection), methods and timing of neuro-prognostication employed and timing and mode of death.
The findings are fascinating and are currently being prepared for submission. In the meantime, som e of the material is being presented in poster form at the College of Emergency Medicine Conference in Exeter University 9th-11th September 2014.
View a pdf of the poster here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/bgors1ucahtpoku/Elise%20CEM%20poster.pdf?dl=0
The unique health data architecture in Scotland allows data from a range of discrete sources to be linked, enabling a powerful perspective on OHCA.
Minister for Public Health, Aileen Campbell, launched the first year OHCA review on a visit to Beeslack High School in Penicuik.
Dr Nynke Halbesma is an expert in epidemiology, who is joining RRG to analyse linked data pertaining to OHCA in Scotland.
Exploring the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviour of the general public to responding to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
RRG have tea with the Permanent Secretary at Scottish Government in recognition of their OHCA Policy Award success
Paul Gowens, Karen MacNee and David Cline collected the Scottish Government’s Policy Development Award on 7th December for Scotland’s Strategy for OHCA.
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