Lights, Camera, Action!

Non-technical skills in out-of-hospital resuscitation are critically important but often ignored.

Successful resuscitation after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) requires a combination of technical and non-technical skills. Skills including communication, decision making, leadership are recognised by many investigators (including the UK Resuscitation Council) as critical to effective teamwork. Despite their importance these elements of resuscitation are often ignored.

Video recording as part of a cycle of resuscitation audit and improvement

Video recording and review of resuscitation events has been used successfully to audit and develop the function of in-hospital resuscitation teams. We are piloting the use of the VideoBadge  secure video recording system ( to record pre-hospital resuscitation from OHCA by the 3RU team currently working in Edinburgh. These recordings are audited to provide information about resuscitation team performance, identify generic training requirements and measure the effect of training interventions.

This project is funded by a project grant from Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland.