Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Successful Aus-ROC Seminar looks at Post Resuscitation Care

The Australian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (Aus-ROC) held their third successful seminar on Thursday, 10 September at the Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct (AMREP) in Melbourne. This seminar focussed on Post Resuscitation Care.

Professor John McNeil, Head of SPHPM, gave the welcoming address. Professor Peter Cameron then introduced the current state of prehospital resuscitation and epidemiology and the promising fact that bystander CPR rates have increased up to 75 per cent over recent years in Victoria.

Post-resuscitation syndrome and the role of the Catheter Lab were covered by experts Professor Peter Morley and Dr Dion Stub. Professor Stephen Bernard discussed oxygenation and the promising results of the CHEER trial which treated patients who were in refractory cardiac arrest. 

Finally, strategies for the future were discussed, including the possibility for designated cardiac arrest centres so that cardiac arrest patients can be treated in specialist hospitals, not dissimilar to the way we manage trauma patients in trauma centres.

The seminar was attended by a range of professionals such as researchers, emergency physicians, paramedics, nurses, general practitioners and students. It was a very interactive day, with many questions posed from the audience, along with several panel discussions. 

Visit the Aus-ROC website for access to the video of this and past seminars.

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