#RESUS2016 CardiacSmart Cardiac Arrest Conference
Improving Cardiac Arrest Survival rates through Learning
Out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is the biggest killer in the country. Around 60,000 occur annually, of which the Ambulance Services attempt to resuscitate 28,000. Across England, only 8.6% of these attempts to resuscitate results in the patient surviving to discharge from hospital - that’s 4% of all OHCA.
#RESUS2016 Cardiac Arrest Conference is an opportunity for anyone interested in the treatment, impact of and survivability of OHCA and will be useful for operational Ambulance staff, First Responders, Charities, Schools, Paramedic students, Medics and anyone interested in AED's and their supply and placement in communities.
A series of internationally renowned and UK speakers have agreed to speak at the conference, which will be addressing the issue of OHCA from the perspective of the factors involved in a cardiac arrest. The major aim of the conference will be to improve the survival rates of OHCA through learning - the better we understand the factors affecting the survival rates, the better we'll be at addressing the changes needed to improve them.
A full list of speakers has been published and you can view them by clicking: Speakers
Topics to be covered will address issues affecting the understanding of the factors affecting survival rates of OHCA and will take into account the 2015 Resuscitation Guidelines.
Accompanying the main conference will be a series of breakout sessions, covering aspects of basic and advanced resuscitation.
A number of leading AED manufacturers and cardiac charities will be represented in the accompanying Trade Hall, where delegates can meet, discuss and get advice on training and promoting their own work in our North West communities.
If you are charity, local community group or business and would like to exhibit at the conference, please contact: email@example.com
The CardiacSmart team of North West Ambulance Service promotes the hosting and use of AED's and training in CPR across North West communities and in all public places. To see more about the work we do, please take a look at the CardiacSmart web site, our CardiacSmart YouTube channel and our Twitter @CardiacSmart
#RESUS2016 compliments the CardiacSmart Lifesaver's Ball which takes place during the evening of 25th June 2016 at the Park Hall Hotel. Details can be found at CardiacSmart Lifesaver's Ball.
FAQs - Venue
Will refreshments be provided?
Yes, tea and coffee throughout the day as well as a 2 course lunch is provided. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for special dietary requirements before the 15th June 2016
What are the parking facilities at the event?
There are a number of large car parks at the venue, all of which are free of charge.
Is there accommodation available nearby? The Park Hall Hotel is the venue for the conference and can be contacted at: Park Hall Hotel bookings
FAQs - OHCA
What statistics on OHCA are available?
The Resuscitation Council (UK) and The British Heart Foundation released an update to the OHCA Consensus Paper in October 2015, following the publication of the latest version of the RCUK guidelines. You can download it here RCUK Consensus Paper Oct 2015