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Just me today, in front of the microphone talking about the process of taking a patient from one hospital to another
An important job in prehospital care, not the most exciting adrenal stimulating job out, but vital. Preparing yourself for the work can make your job easier.

January 01, 2015 09:02 PM PST

David Still (@davidstill on twitter) and I get together and have a chat about CPR, training and terrible SMS networks!
Podcast show notes at http://dscotblog.com/

Kicking off the newyear with a Podcast between my self and David Still from the ACT @Davidstill
David is a 4th year Paramedics/ Nursing Student (he was in 3rd when we recorded) who recently submitted a conference poster on the use of smartphone activation of public response for apparent public cardiac arrest.

He also participated in the FERNOSIM as a member of one of ACU’s Teams and we have a little reflection on how they could have trained better.

The link to my I-Tunes feed for the podcast are right here, please, if you enjoy it subscribe leave a review and come and interact on the blog or twitter.
If you haven’t already share the podcast with your friends, get it going around. Try and use the new year to get someone into #FOAMED
For all of Australasian Journal Of Paramedics:


Abstracts for SPA 2014


Abstracts for PAIC 2014


The papers David and I talked about relating to his poster, complete with links to find them, a few are behind paywalls.

American Heart Association. Improving Survival From Sudden Cardiac Arrest:
The “Chain of Survival” Concept. Circulation. 1991 May; 83(5): p. 1832-1847.


Brooks S. Abstract 191: Community Uptake of a Smartphone Application to
Recruit Bystander Basic Life Support for Victims of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac
Arrest. Circulation. 2012;(126): p. A191.

Brooks S, Worthington H, Gonedalles T, Bobrow B, Morrison L. Implementation
of the PulsePoint smartphone application for crowd-sourcing bystander
resuscitation. Critical Care. 2014; 18(Suppl 1): p. S176.


Scholten A, van Manen J, van der Worp W, Ijzerman M, Doggen C. Early
cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use of Automated External Defibrillators by
laypersons in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest using an SMS alert service.
Resuscitation. 2011;(82): p. 1273-1278.


Yonekawa C, Suzukawa M, Yamashita K, Kubota K, Yasuda Y, Kobayashi A, et
al. Development of a first-responder dispatch system using a smartphone.
Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. 2014; 20(2): p. 75-81.


Ringh M, Fredman D, Nordberg P, Stark T, Hollenberg. Mobile phone technology
identifies and recruits trained citizens to perform CPR on out-of-hospital cardiac
arrest victims prior to ambulance arrival. Resuscitation. 2011; 82(12).


Grasu A. SMS alerts for volunteer rescuers in the emergency system: Decreasing
the delay in starting cardiopulmonary resuscitation [abstract]. Resuscitation.
2013; 81 (Suppl 1).


Zijlstra J, Stieglis R, Riedijk F, Smeekes M, van der Worp W, Koster R. Local lay
rescuers with AEDs, alerted by text messages, contribute to early defibrillation
in a Dutch out-of-hospital cardiac arrest dispatch system. Resuscitation. 2014.


American Heart Association. Primary Outcomes for Resuscitation Science Studies:
A Consensus Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation.
2011 (124): p. 2158-2177.


Merchant, R., Asch, D., Hershey, J., Griffis, H., Hill, S., et al. A Crowdsourcing
Innovation Challenge to Locate and Map Automated External Defibrillators.
Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. 2013 March, 6(2): p. 229-
236. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.113.000140


11. Sakai T, Iwami T, Kitamura T, Nishiyama C, Kawamura T, Kajino K, et al.
Effectiveness of the new ‘Mobile AED Map’ to find and retrieve an AED: A
randomised controlled trial. Resuscitation. 2011; 82(1): p. 69-73


If you would like to read further into what is being done with mobile phones;



Featured photo is me and a classmate practicing CPR as first years at CSU 2009.
Facilities were basic, but the staff were motivated and challenging.

January 01, 2015 08:51 PM PST
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David Still (@davidstill on twitter) and I get together and have a chat about CPR, training and terrible SMS networks!

August 29, 2014 02:31 PM PDT

Talking about training on a budget, tips and tricks for the beginner.

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