Masters candidate in Biostatistics, Rebecca Freese, will present:
Plan B Adviser: Julian Wolfson
Abstract: Outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in Minnesota, and nationwide, remain poor despite recent efforts to increase bystander awareness and advances in CPR technology. The Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) houses information on patient demographics, location, treatment, and outcomes after OHCA. This project leverages CARES to explore the effectiveness of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) placement in the Twin Cities with an R Shiny web application. This app will aid in determining best locations to have ECMO capabilities ready in order to more fully serve patients with OHCA in the Minnesota metro area. In addition, we examined the role transportation time plays in a patient’s neurologic outcome to determine how long a patient has after OHCA to get ECMO care. We found no significant effect of transportation time (minutes in the ambulance to the hospital) on neurologic outcomes. Further research should focus on expanding the CARES database and establishing ECMO effectiveness in OHCA patients.
Refreshments will be served prior to the presentation.