The Australian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (Aus-ROC) is a Centre of Research Excellence funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council.
Aus-ROC aims to increase research capacity in the area of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, with specific focus on improving rates of survival and outcomes for survivors.
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First Aus-ROC PhD student completion!
Last month Dr Kylie Dyson was the first Aus-ROC PhD student to complete her PhD. Her thesis entitled, “Paramedic exposure to cardiac arrest and patient survival: does practice make perfect?”, passed without changes.
This research found that individual paramedics rarely treat cardiac arrest and increasing exposure is associated with improved patient survival. Also, paramedic exposure to a single complex procedure, endotracheal intubation, was associated with improved performance. These findings suggest that paramedic exposure to cardiac arrest and resuscitation procedures need to be monitored and strategies to supplement low exposure, such as simulation training, should be explored.