A life of life saving with Professor Douglas Chamberlain

In season one’s finale, episode 30, Paul talks with the legendary and world-renowned cardiologist Professor Douglas Chamberlain CBE.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A fascinating journey through Professor Chamberlain’s life as a doctor in cardiology and more importantly for survivors, resuscitation.

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He also busts a common resuscitation myth.

Available to listen on the link below or Spotify, Apple , Google, YouTube and your favourite podcast player.

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Presented by Paul Swindell and edited by Matt Nielson.

Recorded December 2019. 

Building a better future for cardiac arrest survival

Paul talks with consultant cardiologist Dr Tom Keeble, about building a better future for cardiac arrest survival with a number of recent projects he has been working on: the Sudden Cardiac Arrest UK #NotAlone event, the International Task force for Cardiac Arrest Recovery (ITCAR), Heartwize Essex and the forthcoming video #WhatJackDid aimed at encouraging teenagers to engage in CPR.

Dr Keeble is a consultant cardiologist and researcher at the Essex Cardiothoracic CentreSouthend Hospital and Anglia Ruskin University.

If you enjoy listening to Dr Keeble check out episode #002 or episode #007 where he talks more about his work and gives advice on medications.

Available to listen on the link below or Spotify, Apple , Google and your favourite podcast player.

Presented by Paul Swindell and edited by Matt Nielson. Recorded October 2019

Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Research Survey

Are you a parent of an SCA survivor who was under the age of 18 when it happened?

If so, you could help influence what research is undertaken in this area by reading the following message from ILCOR PCOSCA Team and completing the referenced survey.

Dear parent

In 2018, the Core Outcome Set for Cardiac Arrest in Adults (COSCA) was published to help cardiac arrest researchers know what outcomes should be used for future research studies. These were chosen with the input from families of cardiac arrest survivors, health care providers and researchers. This statement did not include children.

With the support of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) and the American Heart Association, we are developing a Pediatric Core Outcomes Set After Cardiac Arrest (PCOSCA).  The purpose of this is to find agreement between the parents or caretakers of children (< 18 years of age at the time of the cardiac arrest) who have survived a cardiac arrest, health care professionals and researchers on the important outcomes that should be included in cardiac arrest clinical trials for children.

Participating in this study involves completing 2 surveys. Each should take about 15-20 minutes. After completion of the first survey, in 4-6 weeks, you will receive a second survey that will also take 15-20 minutes to complete.

We will also ask you for information about your country of residence, the age of your child at the time of their cardiac arrest, how old they are now and your email address.

This information will remain confidential. As with any study involving collection of data, there is the possibility your confidential information will be shared with others. Every precaution will be taken to secure your personal information to ensure confidentiality.

There is no direct benefit to you as a participant in this survey. 

By completing the questionnaire, you are indicating that you have had your questions answered, and you agree to take part in this research study.

Participation in this study is voluntary. If you decide not to take part or if you change your mind later there will be no penalties or loss of any benefits to which you are otherwise entitled. You can stop the questionnaire at any time.

Please complete the round by 12 noon on Monday March 25th.

We will be in touch again towards the middle of April with the results from this round, and the second questionnaire for your completion.

Click here to start the survey

Thank you on behalf of the ILCOR PCOSCA Team