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A lifesaving mission

A lifesaving mission

December 9, 2020

With a mission to raise awareness and support programs that give ordinary people the power to save lives, the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation focuses on stimulating attitudinal and behavioral changes through community outreach, education and research.

 

In this episode, Sean Graham interviews Mary Newman, cofounder and president/CEO of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation. Previously, she served as executive director of the National Center for Early Defibrillation at the University of Pittsburgh and as faculty in its department of emergency medicine.  

 

Mary shares insights into the foundation’s groundbreaking research and how clinicians including physicians, nurses and paramedics can become more involved in supporting their mission to save lives.  

The innovation journey – from idea to market

The innovation journey – from idea to market

November 23, 2020

What does it take to turn an idea into an innovation that can be used by emergency caregivers to help patients? 

 

In this episode of resus10, Sean Graham interviews Kathryn Janecke, senior director of regulatory, quality and clinical affairs for Stryker’s Emergency Care business unit. With a background in biochemistry, Kathryn has spent 20 years in the medical device industry, having worked on in vitro diagnostics, hematology, audiology and cardiology devices. 

 

Kathryn discusses the often-complex journey a medical device must complete to be brought to market and how different regulatory pathways and environments help maintain a high standard of quality for these potentially lifesaving devices.  

The building blocks of innovation

The building blocks of innovation

November 16, 2020

As the healthcare environment is continuously evolving, how are medical technologies keeping pace with the need for constant innovation? 

 

In this episode of resus10, Sean Graham interviews Kiran Mahadik, director of upstream marketing for data solutions for Stryker's Emergency Care business unit and a board member of the Sepsis Alliance. As a healthcare technology leader, Kiran is a former management consultant with over 20 years of experience in technology strategy, portfolio management and platform delivery.

 

Kiran takes Sean behind the scenes of the innovation process at Stryker, including a closer look at the nuances, challenges and opportunities surrounding the development of data solutions in the medical device space. 

The education experience

The education experience

October 28, 2020

See one, do one, teach one: How do you transfer this seemingly simple and effective teaching strategy to the virtual classroom?

 

In this episode, Sean Graham interviews Chandra VanPaepeghem, a critical care nurse and the critical care educator at Capital Medical Center in Olympia, Wash. Chandra has more than 25 years of experience in various aspects of in-patient hospital nursing, including direct care for unstable patients and handling medical emergencies such as cardiac arrest.

 

Chandra shares how her education department is tackling new challenges in this year’s unprecedented learning environment – and how technology and teamwork are making all the difference.

An education on deliberate practice

An education on deliberate practice

October 15, 2020

With so many Continuing Education classrooms moving online, it’s never been more important to become an effective self-directed learner.

 

In this episode, Sean Graham interviews Dr. Maia Dorsett, an EM and EMS physician at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York. Dr. Dorsett focuses on EMS education and quality improvement initiatives aimed at encouraging patient-centered care, both outside and inside the hospital.

 

Dr. Dorsett explains the value of self-evaluation, deliberate practice and how even mistakes and vulnerabilities can help learners unlock higher potential.  

The data, the story, the solution

The data, the story, the solution

September 28, 2020

When it comes to data, numbers only tell part of the story.

In this episode, Nicole Kupchik, MN, RN, CCNS, interviews Dr. Bridgid Joseph, program director for emergency cardiovascular care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, and director of simulation education for the department of nursing at the Carl J. Shapiro Simulation and Skills Center.

Dr. Joseph shares how her team used data to uncover specific challenges and opportunities for improving resuscitations, and how she used that information to guide simulations and trainings at her medical center. 

Behind the metrics

Behind the metrics

September 17, 2020

If you don’t measure it, you can’t improve it.

 

Lincoln Fire-Rescue believes in the importance of metrics – especially considering they were able to more than double their witnessed VF-arrest survival rate from 23% to nearly 55%.

 

In this episode of resus10, Sean Graham interviews Scott Wiebe, EMS shift supervisor for Lincoln Fire-Rescue, member of the Nebraska Board of EMS, guest lecturer at the Union College Physician Assistant Program, and consultant for Stryker. Scott shares his department’s secret to improving their cardiac arrest survival rates. (Hint: It involved a system-of-care approach including actionable data, clear coordination and communication, and mechanical CPR.) 

Inside the innovation – LUCAS chest compression system

Inside the innovation – LUCAS chest compression system

August 27, 2020

As a Level 1 trauma center, UChicago Medicine sees its fair share of sudden cardiac arrest patients – including in the cath lab, where the challenge of providing high quality chest compressions can be difficult to say the least. 

In this episode of resus10, Sean Graham interviews Dr. Atman Shah, the clinical director for the section of cardiology, co-director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory and associate professor of medicine at the University of Chicago Medicine. Dr. Shah discusses how his team uses mechanical CPR with the LUCAS chest compression system to provide high quality patient care, protect his resuscitators and how this technology has become implemented beyond his cath lab. 

 

ECG myth busting

ECG myth busting

July 29, 2020

How can your ECG reports be correct 98.5% of the time but still guide false cath lab activation 60% of the time? What’s the difference between specificity and positive predictive value and why does that matter? How can facts about ECGs be true and contradictory all at the same time?

 
In this episode, Sean Graham interviews Tim Phalen, paramedic clinical educator and author of The 12-Lead ECG in Acute Coronary Syndromes.

 

Sean and Tim discuss common myths about ECGs, how ECGs can augment an emergency caregiver’s decision-making, and more insights on implementing ECG technology in the field.

 

This is part 2 of a three-part series on ECGs. 

The science of 12-leads

The science of 12-leads

July 15, 2020

Let’s take an in-depth look at the clinical context surrounding ECGs.

In this episode, Sean Graham interviews Blaine Krusor, who has spent the last 20 years focused on emergency medicine and the science that drives it. Currently one of Stryker’s clinical experts, Blaine began his career as a hospital cardiac RN and a CCU/ICU RN. He also holds multiple device patents in the areas of defibrillation and electrocardiography. 

Sean and Blaine discuss areas of 12-lead interpretation, including the Sgarbossa criteria and how clinicians can better utilize the 12-lead tool for improving diagnoses for acute coronary syndrome patients.

This is part 1 of a three-part series on ECGs.

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