Author Archives: Hans van Schuppen

The AED: carrier of vital information

Over the last years, Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) are increasingly used in the case of an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). In the Netherlands, an AED is placed before arrival of an ambulance in 60% of the OHCA’s. This means that … Continue reading

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Recommended: Video of CPR by Dutch police (with happy end)

A woman of 79 collapses and goes into cardiac arrest in the presence of Dutch police officers. They start CPR and the woman survives. Heartwarming to see them meet later when she recovered, having coffee together.

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Recommended: ‪National Framework (UK) ‘Resuscitation to Recovery’

This document aims to integrate current management recommendations and to describe the whole clinical pathway for patients with OHCA; A National Framework to improve care of people with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in England.

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Recommended: Online lecture ‘Capnography in Cardiac Arrest’

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Why you should always debrief your resuscitations

Everyone who is active in resuscitation teams will admit: treating a patient in cardiac arrest is a challenge and often things will not go as you would like them to. This can lead to negative feelings when the resuscitation attempt … Continue reading

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Understanding the prehospital physician controversy. Step 2: analysis of on-scene treatment by ambulance nurses and helicopter emergency medical service physicians.

Eur J Emerg Med. 2015 Dec;22(6):384-90.  van Schuppen H, Bierens J. Abstract OBJECTIVE: In our previous study, we identified the similarities and differences in competencies of ambulance nurses and helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) physicians in the Netherlands. This ensuing … Continue reading

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Understanding the prehospital physician controversy. Step 1: comparing competencies of ambulance nurses and prehospital physicians.

Eur J Emerg Med. 2011 Dec;18(6):322-7. van Schuppen H, Bierens J. Abstract OBJECTIVE: In many European countries prehospital care by emergency medical services (EMS) is supplemented by physician-staffed services. There is ongoing controversy on the benefits of a prehospital physician. … Continue reading

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The start of DutchResus

This is the first blogpost on DutchResus, my blog on resuscitation, emergency anesthesia, airway management and all kinds of other related things. I’ve been thinking on starting on a blog for a long time, but never took the time. Not … Continue reading

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