Monitoring and Optimizing CPR - Competition Results 2010

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, in partnership with the CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health, is pleased to announce the results of the Resuscitation and Knowledge Transfer and Exchange Strategic Initiative. The goal of this strategic initiative is to support research in monitoring and optimizing the technical aspects of CPR, which will ultimately result in enhanced quality CPR and improved outcomes in both adult and paediatric populations. 

The successful awards are listed below:
  • Cheng, Adam (University of British Columbia)
    Assessing and improving the quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) delivered during simulated pediatric cardiac arrest using a novel pediatric CPR feedback device.
    Co-Applicants: Cason, Carolyn L. (University of Southern Carolina); Sutton, Robert; Duff, Jonathan; De Caen, Allan; Gottesman, Ronald D; Bhanji, Farhan (Montreal Children’s Hospital); Grant, Vincent J (Alberta Children’s Hospital); Hunt, Elizabeth; Nadkarni, Vinay M (Children’s Hospital of Philidelphia); Duff, Jonathan (Stollery Children’s Hospital)
  • Gilfoyle, Elaine (University of Calgary)
    Can Adherence to PALS guidelines be improved by team training of pediatric resuscitation team members?
    Co-Applicants: Writer, Hilary K (Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario); Gottesman, Ronald D (Montreal Children’s Hospital); St. George-Hyslop, Cecilia (Hospital for Sick Children); Lobos, Anna-Theresa (University of Ottawa); Grant, Vincent J (Alberta Children’s Hospital); Grant, Estée Christa (University of Calgary); Duff, Jonathan (Stollery Children’s Hospital); Cheng, Adam (University of British Columbia); Bhanji, Farhan (Montreal Children’s Hospital); Annear, John C.
  • Nanthakumar, Kumaraswamy (Toronto General Hospital)
    Extending real time monitoring of ventricular fibrillation dynamics from the human Langendorff model to cardiac arrest in the community for optimizing resuscitation outcomes.
    Co-Applicants: Dorian, Paul (St. Michael’s Hospital); Umapathy, Karthikeyan (Ryerson Hospital)
For further details on this initiative please contact:
Jean Woo
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
Tel.: (613) 569-4361 ext. 338