The purpose of The Cardiac Arrest Network is to gather researchers with common interests in all aspects of research within the field of resuscitation after cardiac arrest.
The Cardiac Arrest Network represents different areas of specialization and professions, among these are students, nurses, prehospital employees and physicians. All of them contribute and support the research field of resuscitation after cardiac arrest.
Every year around 2,500 people suffers a cardiac arrest in Danish hospitals and less than one out of three will survive. The aim of this project is to optimize the use of automated external defibrillators during in-hospital cardiac arrest. The project will contribute with important knowledge about why automated external defibrillators are not always used during in-hospital cardiac arrest and which factors we can improve to save more lives. If we can improve the chance of surviving an in-hospital cardiac arrest by 1 percentages point , we can save 25 more lives every year.
Socioeconomic factors may influence outcomes through multiple mechanisms including difference in co-morbidities and differential treatments including less aggressive care.
However, little is known about the impact of socioeconomic factors in patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest both in Denmark and internationally. We wish to assess the relationship between socioeconomic factors and treatments and outcomes for patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest in Denmark. Identifying such relationships will facilitate interventions to improve equality in treatment and outcomes.
The aim of this project is to determine whether there is a difference in return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) depending on the type of vascular access (intravenous or intraosseous) placed during out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA).