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Offline Jomid59

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The AWARE Study
« on: March 12, 2013, 07:52:42 AM »
The AWARE Study
http://www.horizonresearch.org/main_page.php?cat_id=38
Has anyone at MM had any contact with this project.


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Re: The AWARE Study
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Re: The AWARE Study
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2013, 05:02:22 PM »
"During the AWARE study, physicians will use the latest technologies to study the brain and consciousness during cardiac arrest. At the same time, they will also be testing the validity of out of body experiences and claims of being able to see and hear during cardiac arrest through the use of randomly generated hidden images that are not visible unless viewed from specific vantage points above."

Wondering how they are going to use these "latest technologies" during cardiac arrest.  In my experience as an ICU/ER RN, there is usually too much activity focussed on reviving the patient/supporting the family to try to discuss with said family: "Hey, we want to study what is happening with your loved one's brain during this critical period to see if he/she can recall what occurred SHOULD we revive him/her".  Getting that consent, then getting the equipment (? MRI/PET scan/EEG) into place and ensuring you get what is required WHILST continuing with said resuscitation. ???

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Re: The AWARE Study
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2013, 05:32:02 PM »
Went and got the book by this Dr. Parnia. "The Lazarus effect."
@shelley, only a short way in but he is answering those questions of yours. As an ICU/ER RN you may find this book very interesting. The first case he discusses involves a resuscitation period of 47 minutes.
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Re: The AWARE Study
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2013, 05:39:47 PM »
Jomid59 - I have been involved with resus attempts that have gone much over that time (it depends on the situation and cause of the arrest...)  Mind you, I have never been anywhere where we could even do any of my previously mentioned interventions. (Read - small town/cities).  Would be interesting reading, for sure!

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Re: The AWARE Study
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2013, 06:32:07 PM »
Chapter 3 and we are upto 4hr res cases.

So I guess your current place doesn't have one of these Autopulse devices
http://www.zoll.com/medical-products/cardiac-support-pump/autopulse/

Things can seem a bit odd sometimes, you being in the trade but not getting to use different machines and I have EFR status but have never in 30 years needed to give CPR.

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Re: The AWARE Study
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2013, 07:34:13 PM »
WOW!  Never heard of that Zoll device - looks fascinating, esp. where usable bodies (read people to do CPR) are few and far between!

Don't ever wish to do CPR - never good to feel those bones crunching... (Sorry if TMI!) :oops:

Have used many different defibrillators/AEDs, BEAR huggers (warm bodies for those with exposure issues), etc.  Unfortunately, prognosis goes WAY down if arrest occurs out of hospital, and "time is brain" is the mantra.

May have to go to the library on my lunch tomorrow!