Resuscitation and Knowledge Transfer: The Community and Health Care Providers

We are pleased to announce the results of the strategic Request for Applications in the area of Resuscitation and Knowledge Transfer: The Community and Health Care Providers.

The goal of this initiative is to build capacity in resuscitation research in Canada and to fund research that explores how present and proposed policies, strategies, tools, training approaches, legislation or guidelines relating to knowledge transfer of resuscitation sciences influence the uptake of knowledge by lay-rescuers and/or first responders.
This evidence should lead to the development of new or improved knowledge transfer policies, mechanisms, or tools that will help improve survival outcomes from sudden cardiac arrest and ultimately, reduce disability and death among Canadians. 
For more information on this initiative please see the Request for Applications
A total of four applications was received; two were approved for funding.
The successful applications are listed below:
  • Morrison, Laurie; Dorian, Paul; Scales, Damo (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre)
    Strategies for Post-Arrest Care: The "SPARC" Network Project.
    Co-Investigators: Brooks, Steven (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre); Dainty, Katie (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre); Ferguson, Niall (Toronto Western Hospital); Laupacis, Andreas (St. Michael’s Hospital); Needham, Dale (Johns Hopkins Hospital); Rubenfeld, Gordon (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre); Slutsky, Arthur (St. Michael’s Hospital); Thorpe, Kevin (St. Michael’s Hospital); Wax, Randy Stuart (Mount Sinai Hospital); Zwarenstein, Merrick (Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences).
    Research Profile

  • Vaillancourt, Christian (Ottawa Hospital Research Institute)
    A Survey of Attitudes and Factors Associated with Successful CPR Knowledge Transfer in an Older Population Most Likely to Witness Cardiac Arrest.
    Co-Investigators: Brehaut, Jamie (Ottawa Health Research Institute); Grimshaw, Jeremy (Ottawa Health Research Institute); Osmond, Martin (Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario); Stiell, Ian (The Ottawa Hospital); Wells, George (University of Ottawa Heart Institute).
    Research Profile

For further details on this initiative please contact:
Ann Nguyen
Information/Project Coordinator 
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada 
Phone: 613 569 4361 ext. 268