Oslo Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Research Network (OSCAR)
The OSCAR Network is a research group consisting of cardiac arrest reseachers from the previous Oslo Cardiopulmonary Research Group (from both Division of Emergencies and Critical Care and Prehospital Division), from the Intervention Centre at Rikshospitalet, and Cardiac ICU at Ullevål. OSCAR aim to challenge current guidelines on cardiac arrest management, through goaldirected pre- and inhospital research to improve weak links in the Chain of Survival. We are involved in methodological and pedacogical studies in manikin models, have established two advanced animal-experimental cardiac arrest models, do register-based epidemiological studies and different clinical trials, both observational and randomised. Focus in the clinical trials are related to both prehospital studies during cardiopulmonary resuscitation/advanced life support and inhospital studies to optimize post resuscitation care. Translation between lab and clinic is central; to better describe and understand the pathophysiology or test out new ideas. We have a broad international network and collaboration.