Mr Rasmus Lyngby

Research project: Cardio-Pulmonary-Resuscitation quality in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest – Effect of real-time feedback and post-event debriefing

Abstract

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.

  • Research degree: PhD
  • Title of project: Cardio-Pulmonary-Resuscitation quality in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest – Effect of real-time feedback and post-event debriefing
  • Research supervisor: Professor Tom Quinn
  • Other research supervisor: Dr Dimitra Nikoletou

Biography

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.  

Areas of research interest

  • Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
  • MedTech and innovation
  • Pre-hospital research
  • Paramedic Science
  • Tactical Medicine

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Pre Hospital Emergency Care
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Health Research

Funding or awards received

  • Tryg Foundation