Courses with Steve Lin

Emergency Physician, Trauma Team Leader, and Scientist
Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital
Dr. Steve Lin is an emergency physician, trauma team leader, and Scientist in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Canada. He is an Assistant Professor and clinician-scientist in the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. The focus of his translational research program is to optimize resuscitation during cardiac arrest or life-threatening injuries. He is interested in developing and evaluating drug therapies and devices that allow for goal-directed therapy in resuscitation. He has received multiple awards and grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, American Heart Association, Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians and Physicians' Services Incorporated Foundation. He is an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) medical director and instructor at the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, and is currently the medical director of the ACLS education program at St. Michael's Hospital. He is also a chapter author for the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care and an evidence reviewer for the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR).
Measuring Cerebral Perfusion During CPR: Near Infrared Spectroscopy

Measuring Cerebral Perfusion During CPR: Near Infrared Spectroscopy

Cardiac arrest is a major health issue with poor survival outcomes. We have traditionally focused on resuscitating the heart (e.g. return of spontaneous circulation) but not the brain and approximately two-thirds of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients who survive to hospital admission die from brain injury. The brain is especially vulnerable to ischemia and brain injury is the final cause of death and disability for many cardiac arrest patients. There is currently no standard method to measure cerebral perfusion and oxygenation. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is non-invasive and can measure cerebral oxygenation. This may allow focused resuscitation of the brain during CPR and help optimize cardiac arrest resuscitation to improve overall patient outcomes.


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