The videos from the recent European Resuscitation Council (ERC) #RESUS2020 Survivorship Day are now available for all to watch, so if you couldn’t make the day, you’re in luck!
The day was divided into 3 sessions, each consisting of a short summary of a longer presentation and then a discussion/Q&A session. You can view each of these discussion sessions plus all of the videos the discussions relate to.
Please remember that the ERC #RESUS2020 is a primarily a professional conference targetted at physians interested in saving lives and these Survivors sessions were the first time that they had had this sort of content at their event. As such the aim of the sessions was to help out survivors directly but to also inform and educate those that can help future survivors and their families. So, please understand why some of the talks may seem a little more technical than we would have at a usual SCA UK event.
Session 1 – The Survivorship Story
Chaired by Dr Kelly Sawyer (US)
Moderated by Dr Katie Dainty (CAN), Sue Hampshire & Professor William Toff
With Dr Kirstie Haywood, Dr Tom Keeble, Stuart Menzies and Paul Swindell.
Session 2 – Survivorship Challenges
Physical and mental challenges, assessments and treatments for survivors and their families
Chaired by Professor Hans Friberg (SWE)
Moderated by Dr Marco Mion, Dr Gisella Lilja (SWE) & Dr Thomas Keeble
With Donna Malley, Professor Barbara Wilson, Dr Ros Case and Professor Karen Smith.
Session 3 – Global Survivorship Support
How to support survivors and families around the world
Chaired by Professor Karen Smith (AUS)
Moderated by Dr Benjamin Abella (US), Paul Swindell (UK) & Dr Kelly Sawyer (US)
With Dr Sachin Agarwal, Vicky Joshi and Dr Gisela Lilja
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.