12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hurlburt Auditorium, St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, BC

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What happens after you die? Post-admission management of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

12:00 PM–1:00 PM Hurlburt Auditorium, St. Paul's Hospital

Frank Scheuermeyer, MD, M.HSc.

Scientist, CHÉOS Associate Research Director, Department of Medicine, UBC Director of Research, St. Paul’s Hospital Emergency Department

Abstract: Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) affects over 5000 British Columbians every year and approximately 15% of patients who are treated by paramedics have a meaningful neurologic recovery. Nearly every major cardiac arrest study has focused on the interval between the arrest and hospital arrival, and this has produced significant improvement in care. However, although many patients survive to emergency department arrival, their care and outcomes in the intensive care unit (ICU) afterwards are unknown. Under the leadership of Dr. Peter Dodek, British Columbia ICUs have developed and maintained a rigorous patient database for the past 2 decades. Our goal is to link the existing OHCA database with the ICU database to describe post-admission care and outcomes across BC for the past decade.