Registration for the ERC Congress is mandatory for the Resuscitation competition participants. In this context participants are considered to be the Team Leader and Team Members. Registration of any live actors or technical crew is not required. There are no additional costs for entry to the competition.
The competition is restricted to Adult, Paediatric and Newborn Advanced Life Support according to the ERC Guidelines 2015, with a special attention to the ERC COVID-19 Guidelines, available at: https://erc.edu/covid
The aim for each team is to provide a video in which the team performs the perfect advanced life support demonstration.
The video demonstration(s) adjudged to be the best, will considered for use on the ERC Virtual Learning Environment.
There will be three simultaneous competitions run in parallel: Adult, Paediatric and Newborn teams can enter one, two or all three competitions.
A separate video must be submitted for each competition entered. Fully animated / Computer-generated imagery videos will not be accepted.(see appendix A for more information)
The Judges' decision is final, no appeal is possible.
Teams must be composed of a team leader plus a maximum of four team members (smaller numbers allowed). All team members must be registered doctors, nurses or allied health professionals (e.g. Physiotherapists, Paramedics). Students of Medicine or Nursing may participate if they are regularly participating in resuscitation as part of their clinical practice.
The National Resuscitation Councils will be the first point of contact to select a video from a team to represent them for each of the three scenarios.
Teams must contact a National Resuscitation Council, as only an NRC can submit a video.
How to contact an NRC: https://erc.edu/about/national-resuscitation-councils.
For each category a demonstration scenario manuscript will be available at the RESUSCITATION2020 landing page: https://www.resuscitation2020.eu
Each scenario will use the following format:
The entire demonstration should be no longer than 16 minutes, next to 2 minutes for scene setting and an additional 7 minutes for debrief. The total video-time must be no longer than 25 minutes. No marks will be allocated after the allotted time has elapsed.
Scenarios must be run in English.
The level of fidelity for simulations must be equivalent to the ERC ALS / EPALS / NLS courses.
Videos must be submitted by the NRC’s in fully edited form, ready for public viewing by September 30 2020 – 23:59:59.
Standard ALS / EPALS / NLS clinical equipment must be used.
No mechanical CPR devices are allowed. The use of real time CPR feedback devices is encouraged.
Competitors are encouraged to contact NRC or local course organisers in order to access Manikins and defibrillators from ERC partners.
ERC Science and Education Committees (SEC) will choose the top 5 videos submitted from each of ALS, EPALS and NLS scenarios based on the combination of two elements:
The SEC judges will be independent from the teams to avoid a COI.
The top 5 videos, with the highest scores will be published on the RESUSCITATION2020 virtual platform. NRC Chairs and congress visitors will have an opportunity to watch the videos from the moment the platform will go live.
NRC chairs will be invited to give a score (1 to 5) in each category. Votes can only be made for teams that they are not nationals of e.g. Austrians cannot vote for Austria.
The votes from each section will be weighted accordingly:
The voting will be closed on 21.10.2020 23:59:59. The 2 videos with the highest scores for each scenario, will be announced and discussed during the corresponding live sessions with SEC co-chairs and with ERC Resuscitation competition coordinators as moderators. All participants from each of the finalists are kindly asked to attend these sessions.
Teams are encouraged to participate in their usual work uniform.
Following video formats are supported:
Resolution of the video: 16:9 and at least 720p.
Also following options are suitable for submitting of your video:
The maximum file size can be up to 128GB, but as this will be difficult to forward to your NRC’s, it is recommended to use video compression that limits the file size. A Full HD video (1080p) that is optimally compressed without significant results (for streaming) is usually between 20MB and 30MB per minute, for a 4k video (2160p) you should count about 80-90MB per minute.
The length of your video is outlined in the section ‘Demonstration Scenario’.
On the RESUSCITATION2020 virtual platform, videos will be streamed from YouTube. All videos must therefore also comply with the YouTube community guidelines: https://www.youtube.com/intl/en_be/howyoutubeworks/policies/community-guidelines
Age: 5 years
Chandler goes to his room after breakfast. He did not appear for lunch at noon, despite being yelled for. His mum thought he was sleeping a bit extra in the morning but then she went for a look. She finds the boy in bed but unresponsive. Living very close to the hospital, they come running in with the boy in your ED. They alerted via mobile phone so you have a few minutes to prepare.
Patiënt: Baby boy Chandler
Age: 41 week term
Home delivery at term, no anticipated problems, thick fresh and old particulate meconium noted at rupture of membranes. There is no time for transfer. You arrive with an ambulance crew, a few minutes before the baby is delivered - covered in thick green meconium. Cord cut and clamped.
Age: 35 years
Chandler’s sister is calling an ambulance because he appears to be deteriorating rapidly. She is very concerned. Chandler has no significant medical history. 3 days ago he was diagnosed with community acquired pneumonia by his GP. Managed with oral antibiotics. Team arrives on scene after a four minute drive.