EMS Seminar 8 december 2023

CHOIR seminar - Emergency medical services

Improving healthcare operations starts here


Friday 8 December 2023


10:30 – 17:00


On-Campus (Attendees receive an e-mail with detailed information) & Online

The CHOIR EMS seminar will be a unique opportunity to network, share our progress on various emergency related projects and most importantly to have a look into the future: possible collaborations, consortiums, joint grant applications, and student projects.
Note that due to the cross-border (NL-German) character of this session, the seminar will be in English. Looking forward to seeing you in Twente!


[09:00 – 10:30 Pre-Workshop on AI in German coordination centres]
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee and registration
10:30 – 11:00 Welcome and short introduction
11:00 – 11:30 Hans van Schuppen, Amsterdam UMC, The ARREST project: recent results on out-of-hospital cardiac arrest research.
11:30 – 12:00 Tom Kooy, StanCPR, Recent developments in StanCPR and HartslagNu.
12:00 – 12:30 Geert Jan Kommer, RIVM, An impact-analysis for the RAV's with respect to the 90% multi-trauma standard.
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 – 14:00 Pitches
14:00 – 15:00 Discussion (part 1)
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 16:30 Discussion (part 2)
16:30 – 17:00 Summary and farewell

For those unable to travel to Twente, we offer the opportunity to join us online, for the morning part of the program (10:30-12:30).


The ARREST registry on OHCA: past, present and future - Hans van Schuppen (Amsterdam UMC)

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a time-critical condition and a challenge for science and clinical care. Real-world data on resuscitation attempts are the key to unlock both the clinical and scientific challenge. The ARREST (AmsteRdam RESuscitation STudies) group prospectively collects data on all OHCA in North-Holland since 2005. This led to one of the largest databases with high-quality data on resuscitation in the world. Dr. Hans van Schuppen is the director of resuscitation science of ARREST and will summarize the key findings in the past, the projects that ARREST is currently working on and the future direction.

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Recent developments in StanCPR and HartslagNu. - Tom Kooy (StanCPR)

The HartslagNu network is integrated in the Dutch EMS response for OHCA. In this talk we will discuss the current status of the network, upcoming features, on-going research projects and challenges to replicate the results in other European regions. 

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An impact-analysis for the RAV's with respect to the 90% multi-trauma standard. - Geert Jan Kommer (RIVM)

In the Netherlands, in some regions and for several reasons, a number of multi-trauma patients are presented at regional hospitals instead of level-1 trauma centres and the standard of 90% presentation is not realised. In the impact-analyses we estimate the risk at regional level when multi-trauma patients would be presented at the level-1 trauma centres. We will determine the extra drivetime and estimate the possibility for an emergency call during this extra drive time. We make us of logistic data of ambulance services in the Netherlands over the period 2017-2021.

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The CHOIR seminar is a platform in which recent scientific knowledge and its practical applications are discussed. The seminar is targeted for healthcare profressionals, and also open to scientists with an interest in healthcare logistics.