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Great news. Gearóid Oman has just had is research publised in the Journal of Resusciation. This was part of his Master thesis which looked at the use of Telephone CPR by the Ambulance Control Centre. It looked at areas such as the number of third party callers and time taken to being telephone CPR. The abstract can be found here:

HIQA - Review of pre-hospital emergency care services

Geographical challenges in rural and sparsely populated areas will always present
some difficulties for ambulance services in achieving timely and appropriate
responses to ECHO* and DELTA** calls. A more comprehensive national programme
of community first response schemes located in all rural and sparsely populated
areas should be developed. The National Ambulance Service must take steps to
effectively lead this progression nationally. Extensive community involvement will
also be critical to the successful achievement of a more comprehensive national
network of schemes. December 2, 2014

HIQA - Review of pre-hospital emergency care services

Recommendation 10
To achieve timely and appropriate response to ECHO calls (patients who are in
cardiac or respiratory arrest), the National Ambulance Service must as a priority
actively promote the development of a comprehensive national programme of
community first-response schemes in all rural and sparsely populated areas. The
successful further development of these schemes will also require a significant
increase in local volunteerism.

Health technology assessment (HTA) of public access defibrillation

Following a request from the previous Minister for Health, the Health Information and Quality Authority agreed to undertake a health technology assessment of public access defibrillation in Ireland. This work examined the clinical and cost-effectiveness of different strategies to make automatic external defibrillators more widely available so they can be used in the event of a cardiac arrest, as well as the wider implications of implementing a public access defibrillation programme. December 1, 2014


24/11/2015 WATCH: Life-saving defibrillator lessons from paramedic inspires two girls to film instruction video.LIFE-SAVING skills using a defibrillator were taught to year six pupils in special sessions at a Worcester school.All of year six at Pitmaston Primary School are now able to use the devices after paramedic Ali Vinson spent three days in the school. It inspired the children, aged between ten and 11, so much that pupils Zoe Lawrence and Bella Keane went home and created their own instruction video which can be viewed at See this great video here.

23/11/2015 Call for Natoinal Defibrillator Register Click here to listen to Morning Ireland

24/11/2015 From next week some police cars in Ealing will carry defibrillators in a bid to help save more lives. The scheme, piloted by London Ambulance Service and Metropolitan Police Service, will see 33 defibrillators added to police vehicles and stations in the borough, allowing officers to respond alongside the ambulance service to people in cardiac arrest. See more

26/11/2015 Search on to find homes for 11 defibrillators in Carlisle before Xmas (UK) See more

12/9/15 Man has two cardiac arrests in two months. See video here

11/9/15 Defibrillator Vandalised in Wicklow. See article here

10/9/2015 High schooler saves American tourist's life at Yad VaShem. See article here

10/9/2015 Man reunited with volunteers who saved his life at steam rally.  See article here

7/9/2015 Mans life saved at site. See article here

4/9/2015 The incident underlines the importance of workplace defibrillators. See article here

3/9/15 Police are investigating the theft of a community defibrillator from Cranshaws at the weekend. See article here

30/8/2015 I was lucky to collapse near a defibrillator and someone who knew how to use it. See article here

28/08/2015 Police only need minimal training and equipment to treat patients in cardiac arrest, opiate overdose or severe bleeding See article here

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