"Resuscitation Guidelines 2015 - What's New, and Why?"
Professor Tom Quinn MPhil; RN; FRCN; FESC; FAHA
Tom Quinn has worked in acute cardiovascular care for over three decades, and in various clinical, research and strategic roles in hospitals, the ambulance service, the Department of Health and latterly as a full time academic at the University of Surrey.
He was a founder nurse member of the Faculty of Prehospital Care and while at the Department of Health, where he was closely involved in the National Service Framework for Coronary Heart Disease, and helped to establish the Defibrillators in Public Places Initiative, he was an ex officio member of the Resuscitation Council (UK) Executive, and for many
years a member of the Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaision Committee (JRCALC). He is a member of the Community Resuscitation Committee established jointly by the BHF, Resuscitation Council (UK), Association of Ambulance Chief Executives and NHS England as part of the Cardiovascular Outcomes Strategy.
His current research includes collaborations with the University of Warwick on the PARAMEDIC trial of mechanical chest compression devices, and PARAMEDIC-2 evaluating the role of adrenaline in out of hospital cardiac arrest. He is a member of the steering and academic groups for the Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project (MINAP) and has published several analyses of this very large database, including the first study worldwide to demonstrate an association between the prehospital ECG and improved outcomes. He is closely involved with the BSc (hons) Paramedic Studies at Surrey, and is a proud supervisor of two paramedics undertaking PhDs. He is also clinical director of the Farnham Lions Heartsart scheme, supporting public training in CPR, and has helped raise funds for more public access defibrillators in his town, including one outside his local pub! He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing, the European Society of Cardiology, and the American Heart Association.