Proposal: The European Resuscitation Database

a versatile system of real-time data registration and its semi-automated storage
in a new Pan-European database

easy access and comprehensive analysis to benefit future treatments

CPR is a dynamic process... does its documentation show that clearly enough?

The better all resuscitations are documented, the easier is for us to analyse these processes afterwards in order to improve our practices. Usually all we get is a summary: the amount of shocks applied, doses of Epinephrine and other drugs used. Routinely recorded data alone (doses, parameters and the outcome) do not reflect all the dynamics of the CPR, some other details are missing… Even less information is provided for statistical purposes. What about making the documentation more transparent?

Time is crucial

During the CPR, time is essential. Shouldn't the documentation reflect it with greater accuracy? The time-scale should be ubiquitous: Many CPRs are documented first on paper. To save time?

Time is precious, time is scarce...

Which is faster, pen or computer?
A few severe limitations of electronic CPR documentation:
If the application is slower or less reliable than handwriting, it cannot be accepted!

An ideal tool for CPR documentation?

The task: European database of resuscitations

What about gathering all CPR data in one European database?
Envisage this:

Need to discuss the benefits?

European CPR database: how easily achievable?

Some preconditions:

CPR data: real time acqisition

Some constraints...

CPR data: post-processing

After the most important CPR data is saved locally...

Under development: CPR Aide software

CPR Aide: What it does?

CPR Aide: the result?

The course of resuscitation is being displayed on screen as text and graphics, events are counted, their time is listed and intervals measured
The programme produces diverse files
After the creation of a central database a code, concise but rich in content, will be sent to dedicated server and saved as classified entities, making the events simple to reconstruct and results easy to compare.

Who am I to dare to suggest this?

Physician, graduated 1984, specialist in anaesthesia and intensive care, continuously in patient work (not a theoretician)
Over 20 years of programming experience (C++ environment)
Authored the operating room software (made on an “after work” basis, first released in 2001, now under further development)
Worked also as a medical and social journalist in radio and TV (long ago)
Like the idea? Let's make it real! I’m at your disposal for setting up and leading a team under the auspices of ERC (!?) in university or research institute anywhere in Europe.

Registering the CPR events as they happen, collecting the data for resuscitation research