Professor Jerry Nolan - inaugural lecture

Honorary Professor of Resuscitation Medicine
School of Clinical Sciences

This lecture took place on Monday 17 October 2016

Back from the brink of death - cardiopulmonary resuscitation, past, present and future

Each year in the UK, ambulance service personnel provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for about 30,000 people who have had a cardiac arrest – 8% survive to leave hospital alive. Survival depends on the optimisation of all ‘links chain of survival’, starting with prompt action from the public. Professor Jerry Nolan will explore the history of CPR, describe current practice and outline future developments.