Earlier this year, the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) updated many of its guidelines. This included changes to both adult, paediatric and neonatal Advanced Life Support guidelines. PA Victoria is pleased to welcome Prof. Stephen Bernard who will update you on these changes as well as share some insight into how Ambulance Victoria is embracing these changes.
Presenter - Stephen Bernard:
Professor Stephen Bernard is Director of Intensive Care at Knox Private Hospital, Senior Intensive Care Specialist at The Alfred, and the Senior Medical Advisor to Ambulance Victoria. He is Adjunct Professor at the Monash University Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine.
He is involved in a number of clinical trials funded by the NHMRC. These include: “EXACT” which tests reduction of oxygen administration after resuscitation from cardiac arrest, “PATCH” which tests the role of a blood clotting drug (tranexamic acid) in severe trauma, “POLAR” which tests early therapeutic hypothermia in severe traumatic brain injury, and “ICED” which will test early therapeutic hypothermia in patients with spinal cord injury. He is also a Chief Investigator in the NHMRC funded Centre for Research Excellence – The Australian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (AUS-ROC) which is currently undertaking a comprehensive research program in epidemiology and treatment of patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
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