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Every minute counts: a strategy to strengthen the links in the Chain of Survival

Dr Ziad Nehme, Institution: Monash University

2021 Future Leader Fellowship 

Years funded: 2022-2025  

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is the ultimate medical emergency. For every minute that passes without life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), survival from OHCA falls by 10%. The ‘Chain of Survival’ represents a sequence of interventions recognised globally as a strategy to improve OHCA outcomes. Shaped by the knowledge gaps identified by international experts, this research program aims to improve OHCA outcomes through the development of world-first evidence-based treatments that optimise the links in the Chain of Survival. 

The objectives of Dr Ziad Nehme's project is to: 

  1. Increase community awareness and action in response to warning symptoms; 
  2. Optimise the identification of OHCA in the emergency call and reduce delays to bystander CPR; 
  3. Test novel interventions to increase rates of successful defibrillation, and 
  4. Improve the evidence-base in post-resuscitation care. 

Given the high incidence of OHCA in Australia, small improvements in care can have enormous benefits. Just a 1% increase in survival would save the lives of an additional 300 Australians. 

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