The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) delivered by EMS professionals and whether this quality can be improved by implementing real-time feedback during the event and an oral post-event debriefing procedure conducted by the team leader based on the actual event performance data.
There are three planned projects in this thesis. First, there is a systematic review (SR) investigating and evaluating the use of real-time and post-event debriefing on CPR quality. The second project is a three-phased prospective intervention study investigating the current CPR quality in Copenhagen EMS, the effect of adding real-time feedback, and the implementation of a post-event debriefing procedure. The third project is a randomised simulation study investigating the feasibility and effect of real-time ventilation feedback on ventilation quality.
I work as a paramedic within Copenhagen Emergency Medical Services on our physician manned fast respond units (FRU) and as a research paramedic within our research department. I hold a bachelor's (honours) degree in pre-hospital emergency care from Coventry university and a postgraduate diploma in in health research from Stirling University. I am dedicated to the development of paramedic practice and paramedic driven research.