Life After Cardiac Arrest
#030 A life of life saving with Professor Douglas Chamberlain
Paul talks with the legendary and world-renowned cardiologist Professor Douglas Chamberlain CBE. Douglas is now aged 88 and started his journey into medicine in 1935 when as a 4-year-old he visited his doctor and saw something that intrigued him. From that point, he takes us through many humorous anecdotes of his life in resuscitation. This includes being at the inception of many important innovations for cardiac arrest survivors and many others who've ever called for emergency medical help. He talks about his research into beta-blockers, the formation of Europes first paramedic unit, the deployment of AED's into public locations and ultimately into the hands of laypersons with the formation of CFR's. A fascinating journey through Professor Chamberlain's life as a doctor in cardiology and more importantly for survivors, resuscitation. He also busts a common resuscitation myth. Presented by Paul Swindell and edited by Matt Nielson. Recorded December 2019.