In season two’s opener (episode 31), Paul talks with Professor Jerry Nolan, who is a consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine at the Royal United Hospital, Bath and Honorary Professor of Resuscitation Medicine at the University of Bristol.
The conversation covers a wide range of topics from the current state of resuscitation in UK and Europe, including statistics, why in hospital and out of hospital cardiac arrests are categorised separately, “routine” operations post-arrest, the Chain of Survival, the new ERC guidelines, the importance of public involvement, cardiac arrest outcome measures, the problem with the CPC “Good” label, improving rehabilitation, PTSD in those involved in resuscitation, GoodSam and other new technologies.
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Presented by Paul Swindell and edited by Matt Nielson.
Recorded February 2020.
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.