Author Archives: Hans van Schuppen

Presentation on ‘The Prehospital Physician Controversy’ at Notfallmedizin 2018

I was invited to give a talk on ‘The Prehospital Physician Controversy’ at Notfallmedizin 2018. This is the biannual congress on emergency medicine of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Notfallmedizin (AGN). This year it was held on April 6-7 in Graz, Austria. It was … Continue reading

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Perception of inappropriate cardiopulmonary resuscitation by clinicians working in emergency departments and ambulance services: The REAPPROPRIATE international, multi-centre, cross sectional survey.

Resuscitation. 2018 Sep 12;132:112-119. Druwé P, Monsieurs KG, Piers R, Gagg J, Nakahara S, Alpert EA, van Schuppen H, Élő G, Truhlář A, Huybrechts SA, Mpotos N, Joly LM, Xanthos T, Roessler M, Paal P, Cocchi MN, BjØrshol C, Pauliková … Continue reading

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Presentation on Ventilation during CPR at Notfallmedizin 2018

Watch my talk on ventilation during CPR at Notfallmedizin 2018. Continue reading

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Recommended: online lectures of the ERC Congress 2017 in Freiburg

The ERC goes #FOAMed! I think it is great that they took the effort to record and publish all lectures of the European Resuscitation Council congress in Freiburg. For details on the lectures, check out the scientific program. You can … Continue reading

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The ‘four hands CPR technique’

As many of you know, providing adequate ventilations with a bag-valve-mask (BVM) during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is challenging. It is difficult to create a good seal with the mask, the operator of the BVM often has other tasks at the … Continue reading

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Recommended: RAGE podcast

The RAGE podcast is the Resuscitationist’s Awesome Guide to Everything. It is an amazing FOAMed resource, for multiple reasons. First of all, it is produced by a great team of very experienced resuscitationists, so the content is great. Second, it … Continue reading

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Recommended: Free online booklet ‘Prehospital Research’

The Falck Foundation is an organization which promotes research in prehospital care. They organize courses, give abstract awards and research grants. I had the privilege to follow one of their courses on prehospital research and found it very helpful. Fortunately, … Continue reading

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10 ways to improve collaboration between your hospital and ambulance service

  When resuscitating critical patients, we sometimes take patients from their homes, through the Emergency Department, CT scan, cath lab and ICU within a few hours. Therefore you can imagine that critical patients do not care about domains of different … Continue reading

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What I have learned at #dasSMACC in 35 quotes, keypoints and many tweets

As you will probably know, the Social Media And Critical Care (SMACC) congress took place last week in Berlin: Das SMACC! This was, again, an awesome congress with many inspiring lectures and workshops. And this year I was honored to be … Continue reading

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Recommended: Article ‘The past, present, and future of ventilation during cardiopulmonary resuscitation’

Abstract Purpose of review: To evaluate the past and present literature on ventilation during out of hospital cardiac arrest, highlighting research that has informed current guidelines. Recent findings: Previous studies have studied what are optimal compression-to-ventilation ratios, ventilation rates, and … Continue reading

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