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Programme Agenda

11 December 2015
Time Title Speaker
09.30 - 10.00
Adrenaline Friend or Foe
What is the evidence that adrenaline can do harm?
Would infusions be superior?
What inotrope will we be using in 10 years time?
Professor Charles Deakin
10.00 - 10.30 Recovering From Cardiac Arrest
What do patients tell us?
How can we support recovery?
Are there models of best practice?
Mr Ken Spearpoint
10.30 - 11.00 The Failing Heart Post ROSC
How should it be investigated?
What are the mechanical solutions?
Should care ever be withdrawn and how?
Dr Simon Finney
11.00 - 11.25 Coffee Break
11.25 - 11.50 Cath Labs and Cardiac Arrest
What are the indications for PCA post ROSC?
How to manage an arrest during PCA?
Should patients in arrest be taken to PCA?
Professor Philip MacCarthy
11.50 - 12.15 Sudden Cardiac Death In Children
What are the mechanisms?
Where to go after THAPCA?
What are the gold standards in neuroprotection?
Dr Barney Scholefield
12.15 - 12.40 Improving Outcome in Rural Cardiac Arrest
Is there a survival difference?
What produces examplar performance?
Are there any novel solutions on the horizon?
Professor Conor Deasy
12.40 - 13.00 ERC Guidelines Update Professor Charles Deakin
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 14.30 An Update on Automated CPR
What do the latest trials tell us?
Are there any new devices?
Should automated CPR be a standard of care?
Professor Simon Redwood
14.30 - 15.00 Monitoring The Acutely Unwell Heart Post Arrest
How can function be assessed in the ED?
How best to monitor the heart after ROSC?
How should we train?
Professor Tim Harris
15.00 - 15.30 Coffee Break
15.30 - 16.00 “It’s VF and we can’t get them out of it”
Recurrent or refractory is there a difference?
Strategies for termination
When to move to hospital?
Mr Mark Whitbread
16:00 - 16:30 Do Not Resuscitate Pitfalls to Best Practice
What has case law taught us?
Where does it go wrong?
Is there a model of best practice?
Mr Rob Morrison
16:30 - 17:00 Cardiac Arrest Through Hanging
Is intubation likely to be more difficult?
Should the arrest be managed differently?
What is the outcome?
Dr Marius Rehn
17:00 Close