In February 2020 I was honored to give a presentation at The Big Sick conference in Zermatt, on citizen response in cardiac arrest. I feel that many of us, who are involved in cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the hospital setting, keep their focus limited to the emergency department. But the truth is that the biggest impact on survival is prompt recognition, call to the dispatch center, initiation of BLS and immediate use of a nearby AED. To achieve this, we need to train, equip and alert citizens to help optimize survival in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. With this talk, I hope to inspire you to take action and achieve an optimal response in the very first minutes of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in your region.
This conference was amazing and I really enjoyed spending time with so many resuscitationists, exchanging thoughts on resuscitation and ways how we might improve the care for our patients. Thanks to the organizing committee for the invitation!
All talks of TBS20 were recorded and put online on the website of ScanFOAM, which I highly recommend! #FOAMed