In season one’s finale, episode 30, Paul talks with the legendary and world-renowned cardiologist Professor Douglas Chamberlain CBE.
Douglas is now aged 88 and started his journey into medicine in 1935 when as a 4-year-old he visited his doctor and saw something that intrigued him. From that point, he takes us through many humorous anecdotes of his life in resuscitation.
This includes being at the inception of many important innovations for cardiac arrest survivors and many others who’ve ever called for emergency medical help.
He talks about his research into beta-blockers, the formation of Europes first paramedic unit, the deployment of AED’s into public locations and ultimately into the hands of laypersons with the formation of CFR’s.
A fascinating journey through Professor Chamberlain’s life as a doctor in cardiology and more importantly for survivors, resuscitation.
He also busts a common resuscitation myth.
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Presented by Paul Swindell and edited by Matt Nielson.
Recorded December 2019.
After our first meet-up in February 2015, I realised I was not alone. It was the first time since my cardiac arrest the previous year that I had spoken face-to-face with someone who had experienced what I had. This was also true for my wife, who also happened to be my lifesaver. From that meet-up, the idea of SCA UK was born. Since then, we have achieved a considerable amount, primarily providing information, resources and support to others in a similar situation but also raising the profile of survivorship and the need for better post-discharge care. We are starting to get traction in this, and with the formation of the charity, I genuinely believe we have a bright future ahead and will make a significant difference in the lives of many who join our ranks.