EMeRGE Research Update

Resuscitation Research Group Update

The Group continues to collect all information on out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients. We are pleased to share with you that 25% of patients who presented to the Emergency Department following an OHCA in November 2013 have now been discharged from hospital. This is an incredible figure so well done to you all. Thank you alsofor your help with collecting all the information necessary to ensure that we can keep this number improving.

LAVAS - Lactate: Arterial And Venous agreement in Sepsis

LAVAS has been recruiting successfully since 22nd October. We have recruited 127 patients so far so we are over 1/3 of the way through! Please remember to consider all patients whopresent with signs of sepsis for inclusion in this study. Congratulations to Dr Jonathan Carter who has so far recruited the most patients as well as the coveted 100th patient! But the race is still on with several contenders swiftly closing the distance. So keep up the great support everyone.


Just to whet your research appetites we have a new study starting in the New Year – ExPRES-SEPSIS. This is a collaborative study with ICU which is also looking at patients with sepsis to help risk stratify those at risk of developing complications such as severe sepsis, established septic shock or death. The EMeRGE Research Nurses will recruit to this study Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00 so there will be no additional burden on the clinical staff but we will of course keep you updated with our progress.