Sessions to focus on COVID-19

Featured guest speaker Anthony S. Fauci, MD, will present “COVID-19: Public Health and Scientific Challenges.”


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Scientific Sessions and the Resuscitation Science Symposium 2020 will present more than 23 sessions, featured both Live and OnDemand, dedicated to COVID-19 abstracts, clinical research, late-breaking science, workshops and presentations, and its impact on cardiovascular health. Featured guest speaker Anthony S. Fauci, MD, will present “COVID-19: Public Health and Scientific Challenges.”

Here are four key sessions that will be featured Live.

ReSS also will feature programming that addresses various aspects of COVID-19.

  • Late-Breaking Resuscitation Science: This oral abstract presentation will discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on survival outcomes, the risk of COVID-19 illness among EMS providers following CPR and aerosol-generating procedures, in-hospital cardiac arrest in patients with COVID-19, how a faster time to elevation of the head and thorax during CPR increases the likelihood of return of spontaneous circulation after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and how Tocilizumab reduces systemic inflammation and cardiac injury after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
  • COVID-19 and its Impact on Cardiac Arrest Care: This lightning round oral abstract presentation addresses the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on EMS runs and resuscitation attempts, the hidden impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, the work of breathing scale to assess the need of intubation in COVID-19 pneumonia, the introduction of a mechanical chest compression device for in-hospital cardiac arrest during the COVID-19 pandemic and the outcomes for patients receiving CPR during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.
  • CPR in the Era of COVID-19: Invited speaker Federico Semeraro, MD, Bologna, Italy, will present this topic during Plenary Session 2: Revisiting Basic Life Support.

For more specific programming, visit the online program planner’s COVID-19 community.

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