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WEN-CHU CHIANG (江文莒)

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Research Outline      2016-08-04 09:29:45

As an emergency physician, intensivist, and current medical director of Taipei EMS, I am interested in the research filed in cardiopulmonary resuscitation science and emergency medical services system. Over the last decade, our research team has published a lot of paper about improving CPR quality and basic life support. We used video-record motion-analysis methods, which was the first and unique attempt, to study the factors affect the quality of CPR in education simulation (Resuscitation 2008, Crit Care Med 2009), in real CPR practice at ER (Resuscitation 2005, Resuscitation 2012) and during the ambulance transport (Resuscitation 2007). 

We also used the same method to study the compliance of infection control in ED personnel during CPR (Resuscitation 2008). For providing more scientific evidence of pediatric CPR, we have suggested the appropriate compression depth and location of CPR in child and infant by radiologic analyses (Pediatrics 2009). We also finished the first prehospital randomized controlled trial in Taiwan (the 2nd in Asia) to examine the effectiveness of different sequence of compression first versus analyzing first in basic life support (Resuscitation 2012).

Our research team has also been active and instrumental in developing the EMSS in Taipei, including the introduction of early defibrillation program, the development and evaluation of advance life support program, institution of medical direction, quality assurance mechanism, and OHCA/trauma registration in the system. Our team is known for research work on the epidemiology of cardiac arrests and on critical appraisal of the integrity of community chain of survival (Acad Emerg Med 2004, J Formosa Med Assoc 2005, 2013, Resuscitation 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, and Emerg Med J 2014).