The Resuscitation Council (UK) is keen to promote research into all aspects of the science, practice and teaching of resuscitation techniques. The Council can provide financial support for research projects and also has many members with considerable experience in the field of biomedical research who are able to advise on the planning and conduct of research projects.
In recent years the Council has supported several major projects including the largest survey of resuscitation outcomes in hospital ever undertaken, and an international study of the use of drugs for patients in refractory ventricular fibrillation. We support the only university department of resuscitation medicine in the United Kingdom who are carying out innovative work into the teaching of basic life support skills to the general public.
In an earlier year the Council, in conjunction with ICNARC, began development of a nationwide In-hospital cardiac arrest database (see NCAA).
In the 2006/07 financial year the research subcommittee considered ten applications and made six awards totalling £140,000. The successful applications covered a wide range of resuscitation topics and included:
In earlier years the Council has supported many small projects investigating diverse subjects within the field of resuscitation medicine. These include:
Inquiries should be directed to the Chairman of the Research Subcommittee of the Resuscitation Council (UK), at our head office. We particularly welcome informal preliminary inquiries in the first instance to define the way the Council might help and to discuss the extent of financial support that might be provided.