Important publications that have guided our strategy

Evidence based knowledge is essential for us to develop and provide optimal product and service solutions.

Here is some of the key research that has influenced particular areas of our strategy.

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Needs and opportunities for helping save lives

Norheim OF, Jha P, Admasu K, et al. Avoiding 40% of the premature deaths in each country, 2010-30: review of national mortality trends to help quantify the UN sustainable development goal for health. Lancet 2015;385:239-52.   Find the publication

WHO, UNICEF. Every Newborn, An Action Plan To End Preventable Deaths 2014.   Find the publication

SAVE THE CHILDREN. Surviving the first day: State of the World's Mothers 2013.   Find the publication

WHO. Essential Interventions, Commodities and Guidelines for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. A Global Review of the Key Interventions Related to Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) 2011.   Find the publication

Berdowski J, Berg RA, Tijssen JG, et al. Global incidences of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and survival rates: Systematic review of 67 prospective studies. Resuscitation 2010;81:1479-87.   Find the publication

ILCOR. 2010 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations. Resuscitation 2010;81:e1-e330.   Find the publication

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Implementation of Chain of Survival

Public Health – Seattle & King County. (2014) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Division 2014 Annual Report   Find the publication

Herlitz J. Cardiac Arrest - Swedish Annual Report 2014 (in Swedish)   Find the publication

TRYG. Dansk hjertestopregister: Hjertestop uden for hospital i Danmark 2014 (in Danish)   Find the publication

Stromsoe A, Svensson L, Axelsson AB, et al. Improved outcome in Sweden after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and possible association with improvements in every link in the chain of survival. European Heart Journal 2014   Find the publication

Wissenberg M, Lippert FK, Folke F, et al. Association of National Initiatives to Improve Cardiac Arrest Management With Rates of Bystander Intervention and Patient Survival After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. JAMA 2013   Find the publication

Msemo G. Implementation of the Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) Program in Tanzania - A comprehensive report. HBB 2013   Find the publication

Moller Nielsen A, Lou Isbye D, Knudsen Lippert F, et al. Engaging a whole community in resuscitation. Resuscitation 2012   Find the publication

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Implementation for Safer Births

DeStephano CC, Chou B, Patel S, et al. A randomized controlled trial of birth simulation for medical students. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2015   Find the publication

Nelissen E, Ersdal H, Ostergaard D, et al. Helping mothers survive bleeding after birth: an evaluation of simulation-based training in a low-resource setting. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2014   Find the publication

Evans CL, Johnson P, Bazant E, et al. Competency-based training "Helping Mothers Survive: Bleeding after Birth" for providers from central and remote facilities in three countries. Int J Gynaecol Obstet 2014   Find the publication

Vossius C, Lotto E, Lyanga S, et al. Cost-effectiveness of the "helping babies breathe" program in a missionary hospital in rural Tanzania. PLoS One 2014
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Egenberg S, Oian P, Bru LE, et al. Can inter-professional simulation training influence the frequency of blood transfusions after birth?. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2015
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Goudar SS, Somannavar MS, Clark R, et al. Stillbirth and newborn mortality in India after helping babies breathe training. Pediatrics 2013   Find the publication

Msemo G, Massawe A, Mmbando D, et al. Newborn mortality and fresh stillbirth rates in Tanzania after helping babies breathe training. Pediatrics 2013   Find the publication

Ersdal HL, Mduma E, Svensen E, et al. Early initiation of basic resuscitation interventions including face mask ventilation may reduce birth asphyxia related mortality in low-income countries: A prospective descriptive observational study. Resuscitation 2012   Find the publication

Ersdal HL, Mduma E, Svensen E, et al. Intermittent detection of fetal heart rate abnormalities identify infants at greatest risk for fresh stillbirths, birth asphyxia, neonatal resuscitation, and early neonatal deaths in a limited-resource setting: a prospective descriptive observational study at Haydom Lutheran Hospital. Neonatology 2012
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Conde-Agudelo A, Belizan JM, Diaz-Rossello J. Kangaroo mother care to reduce morbidity and mortality in low birthweight infants. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews 2011   Find the publication

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Low dose high frequency training in healthcare

Sullivan NJ, Duval-Arnould J, Twilley M, et al. Simulation Exercise to Improve Retention of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Priorities for In-Hospital Cardiac Arrests: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Resuscitation 2015   Find the publication

van Vonderen JJ, Witlox RS, Kraaij S, et al. Two-Minute Training for Improving Neonatal Bag and Mask Ventilation. PLOS ONE 2014   Find the publication

Mduma E, Ersdal H, Svensen E, Kidanto H, et al. Frequent brief on-site simulation training and reduction in 24-h neonatal mortality-An educational intervention study. Resuscitation 2015   Find the publication

Oermann MH, Kardong-Edgren SE, Odom-Maryon T. Effects of monthly practice on nursing students' CPR psychomotor skill performance. Resuscitation 2011
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Sutton RM, Niles D, Meaney PA, et al. Low-dose, high-frequency CPR training improves skill retention of in-hospital pediatric providers. Pediatrics 2011   Find the publication

Niles D, Sutton RM, Donoghue A, et al. "Rolling Refreshers": a novel approach to maintain CPR psychomotor skill competence. Resuscitation 2009   Find the publication

Wik L, Myklebust H, Auestad BH, et al. Retention of basic life support skills 6 months after training with an automated voice advisory manikin system without instructor involvement. Resuscitation 2002   Find the publication

Celenza T, Gennat HC, O'Brien D, et al. Community competence in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Resuscitation 2002   Find the publication

Weaver FJ, Ramirez AG, Dorfman SB, et al. Trainees' retention of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. How quickly they forget. JAMA 1979   Find the publication

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Simulation in healthcare

Motola I, Devine LA, Chung HS, et al. Simulation in healthcare education: A best evidence practical guide. AMEE Guide No. 82. Med Teach 2013   Find the publication

Mundell WC, Kennedy CC, Szostek JH, et al. Simulation technology for resuscitation training: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Resuscitation 2013
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Cook DA, Hatala R, Brydges R, et al. Technology-enhanced simulation for health professions education: a systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA 2011
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Andreatta P, Saxton E, Thompson M, et al. Simulation-based mock codes significantly correlate with improved pediatric patient cardiopulmonary arrest survival rates. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2011   Find the publication

DeMaria S,Jr, Bryson EO, Mooney TJ, et al. Adding emotional stressors to training in simulated cardiopulmonary arrest enhances participant performance. Med Educ 2010
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Phrampus PE. Simulation in Prehospital Care, (Book Chapter) Emergency Medical Services: Clinical Practice and Systems Oversight, Vol 2, Kendall Hunt Professional. 2009
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Self directed CPR learning for lay people

Lorem T, Steen PA, Wik L. High school students as ambassadors of CPR--a model for reaching the most appropriate target population?. Resuscitation 2010
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Lorem T, Palm A, Wik L. Impact of a self-instruction CPR kit on 7th graders' and adults' skills and CPR performance. Resuscitation 2008   Find the publication

Isbye DL, Meyhoff CS, Lippert FK, et al. Skill retention in adults and in children 3 months after basic life support training using a simple personal resuscitation manikin. Resuscitation 2007   Find the publication

Roppolo LP, Pepe PE, Campbell L, et al. Prospective, randomized trial of the effectiveness and retention of 30-min layperson training for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillators: The American Airlines Study. Resuscitation 2007   Find the publication

Einspruch EL, Lynch B, Aufderheide TP, et al. Retention of CPR skills learned in a traditional AHA Heartsaver course versus 30-min video self-training: a controlled randomized study. Resuscitation 2007   Find the publication

Batcheller AM, Brennan RT, Braslow A, et al. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation performance of subjects over forty is better following half-hour video self-instruction compared to traditional four-hour classroom training. Resuscitation 2000   Find the publication

Kaye W, Rallis SF, Mancini ME, et al. The problem of poor retention of cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills may lie with the instructor, not the learner or the curriculum. Resuscitation 1991   Find the publication

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Telephone-assisted CPR

Bobrow BJ, Panzyk M, Stolz U, et al. Statewide Implementation of a Standardized Prearrival Telephone CPR Program Is Associated with Increased Bystander CPR and Survival from Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. Circulation 2014   Find the publication

Ong ME, Shin SD, Tanaka H, et al. Rationale, Methodology, and Implementation of a Dispatcher-assisted Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Trial in the Asia-Pacific (Pan-Asian Resuscitation Outcomes Study Phase 2). Prehosp Emerg Care 2015   Find the publication

Song KJ, Shin SD, Park CB, et al. Dispatcher-assisted bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a metropolitan city: A before-after population-based study. Resuscitation 2014   Find the publication

Birkenes TS, Myklebust H, Neset A, et al. Quality of CPR performed by trained bystanders with optimized pre-arrival instructions. Resuscitation 2014   Find the publication

Birkenes TS, Myklebust H, Neset A, et al. High Quality CPR With Optimized Rescuer-Dispatcher Teamwork. Circulation 2013   Find the publication

Tanaka Y, Taniguchi J, Wato Y, et al. The continuous quality improvement project for telephone-assisted instruction of cardiopulmonary resuscitation increased the incidence of bystander CPR and improved the outcomes of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests. Resuscitation 2012   Find the publication

Lerner EB, Rea TD, Bobrow BJ, et al. Emergency Medical Service Dispatch Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Prearrival Instructions to Improve Survival From Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation 2012   Find the publication

Rea TD, Eisenberg MS, Culley LL, et al. Dispatcher-assisted cardiopulmonary resuscitation and survival in cardiac arrest. Circulation 2001   Find the publication

Kellermann AL, Hackman BB, Somes G. Dispatcher-assisted cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Validation of efficacy. Circulation 1989   Find the publication

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Quality of CPR

Cheng A, Brown LL, Duff JP, et al. Improving cardiopulmonary resuscitation with a CPR feedback device and refresher simulations (CPR CARES Study): a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Pediatr 2015   Find the publication

Maeda T, Kamikura T, Tanaka Y, et al. Impact of bystander-performed ventilation on functional outcomes after cardiac arrest and factors associated with ventilation-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation: A large observational study. Resuscitation 2015.   Find the publication

Bobrow BJ, Vadeboncoeur TF, Stolz U, et al. The Influence of Scenario-Based Training and Real-Time Audiovisual Feedback on Out-of-Hospital Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Quality and Survival From Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. Ann Emerg Med 2013   Find the publication

Buleon C, Parienti JJ, Halbout L, et al. Improvement in chest compression quality using a feedback device (CPRmeter): a simulation randomized crossover study. Am J Emerg Med 2013.   Find the publication

Stiell IG, Brown SP, Christenson J, et al. What is the role of chest compression depth during out-of-hospital cardiac arrest resuscitation?. Crit Care Med 2012
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Edelson DP, Litzinger B, Arora V, et al. Improving in-hospital cardiac arrest process and outcomes with performance debriefing. Arch Intern Med 2008   Find the publication

Tomlinson AE, Nysaether J, Kramer-Johansen J, et al. Compression force-depth relationship during out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Resuscitation
2007.   Find the publication

Yeung J, Meeks R, Edelson D, et al. The use of CPR feedback/prompt devices during training and CPR performance: A systematic review. Resuscitation 2009
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Losert H, Sterz F, Kohler K, et al. Quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation among highly trained staff in an emergency department setting. Arch Intern Med 2006
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Kramer-Johansen J, Myklebust H, Wik L, et al. Quality of out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation with real time automated feedback: a prospective interventional study. Resuscitation 2006   Find the publication

Edelson DP, Abella BS, Kramer-Johansen J, et al. Effects of compression depth and pre-shock pauses predict defibrillation failure during cardiac arrest. Resuscitation 2006
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Wik L, Kramer-Johansen J, Myklebust H, et al. Quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation during out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. JAMA 2005   Find the publication

Abella BS, Alvarado JP, Myklebust H, et al. Quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation during in-hospital cardiac arrest. JAMA 2005   Find the publication

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Utstein publications

Cummins RO, Chamberlain DA, et al. Recommended guidelines for uniform reporting of data from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: The Utstein style. AHA Medical/Scientific Statement 1991   Find the publication

Zaritsky A, Nadkarni V, Hazinski MF, et al. Recommended guidelines for uniform reporting of pediatric advanced life support: the pediatric Utstein Style. A statement for healthcare professionals from a task force of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Heart Association, and the European Resuscitation Council. Circulation 1995   Find the publication

Idris AH, Becker LB, Ornato JP, et al. Utstein-style guidelines for uniform reporting of laboratory CPR research. A statement for healthcare professionals from a Task Force of the American Heart Association, the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American College of Cardiology, the European Resuscitation Council, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, the Institute of Critical Care Medicine, the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research, and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. Resuscitation 1996   Find the publication

Cummins RO, Chamberlain D, Hazinski MF, et al. Recommended guidelines for reviewing, reporting, and conducting research on in-hospital resuscitation: the in-hospital 'Utstein style'. American Heart Association. Circulation 1997   Find the publication

Dick WF, Baskett PJ. Recommendations for uniform reporting of data following major trauma--the Utstein style. A report of a working party of the International Trauma Anaesthesia and Critical Care Society (ITACCS). Resuscitation 1999   Find the publication

Sundnes KO. Health disaster management: guidelines for evaluation and research in the Utstein style: executive summary. Prehosp Disaster Med 1999   Find the publication

Idris AH, Berg RA, Bierens J, et al. Recommended guidelines for uniform reporting of data from drowning: the "Utstein style". Circulation 2003   Find the publication

Chamberlain DA, Hazinski MF, European Resuscitation Council, et al. Education in resuscitation. Resuscitation 2003   Find the publication

Jacobs I, Nadkarni V, Bahr J, et al. Cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation outcome reports: update and simplification of the Utstein templates for resuscitation registries: a statement for healthcare professionals from a task force of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation. Circulation 2004   Find the publication

Langhelle A, Nolan J, Herlitz J, et al. Recommended guidelines for reviewing, reporting, and conducting research on post-resuscitation care: the Utstein style. Resuscitation 2005   Find the publication

Peberdy MA, Cretikos M, Abella BS, et al. Recommended guidelines for monitoring, reporting, and conducting research on medical emergency team, outreach, and rapid response systems: an Utstein-style scientific statement. Circulation 2007   Find the publication

Ringdal KG, Coats TJ, Lefering R, et al. The Utstein template for uniform reporting of data following major trauma: a joint revision by SCANTEM, TARN, DGU-TR and RITG. Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 2008   Find the publication

Castren M, Karlsten R, Lippert F, et al. Recommended guidelines for reporting on emergency medical dispatch when conducting research in emergency medicine: the Utstein style. Resuscitation 2008   Find the publication

Sollid SJ, Lockey D, Lossius HM, et al. A consensus-based template for uniform reporting of data from pre-hospital advanced airway management. Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 2009   Find the publication

Lossius HM, Sollid SJ, Rehn M, et al. Revisiting the value of pre-hospital tracheal intubation: an all time systematic literature review extracting the Utstein airway core variables. Crit Care 2011   Find the publication

Kruger AJ, Lockey D, Kurola J, et al. A consensus-based template for documenting and reporting in physician-staffed pre-hospital services. Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 2011   Find the publication

Issenberg SB, Ringsted C, Ostergaard D, et al. Setting a research agenda for simulation-based healthcare education: a synthesis of the outcome from an utstein style meeting. Simul Healthc 2011   Find the publication

Debacker M, Hubloue I, Dhondt E, et al. Utstein-style template for uniform data reporting of acute medical response in disasters. PLOS Curr 2012   Find the publication

Soreide E, Morrison L, Hillman K, et al. The formula for survival in resuscitation. Resuscitation 2013   Find the publication

Perkins GD, Jacobs IG, Nadkarni VM, et al. Cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation outcome reports: Update of the Utstein resuscitation registry templates for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Circulation 2015   Find the publication

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