Survival from SCA is a Systems Problem That Requires Systems Thinking for Improvement
"Systems thinking" is a way of thinking about complex and systemic problems such as survival from SCA. Design methodologies are ways of solving—or dissolving – systems problems. We argue that the failure to make significant improvement in SCA survival over the past four decades is due in part to the failure to apply systems thinking and design methodologies.
- CPR Design Project
For spring 2013, we will focus on creating the ideal design for learning and performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and using an automated external defibrillator (AED). Millions of people have received CPR and AED training, but evidence shows very few learn or perform when the opportunity presents itself. We will approach this volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous problem from a different perspective than used previously.
- AED Crowdsourcing, Social Media, Mobile Game Project
The Penn MyHeartMap Team, a collaboration of scientists, researchers, educators and students, is initiating the MyHeartMap Challenge project to locate installed AEDs in Philadelphia.
Resources & Papers
- Bad Shock: AEDs May Saver Fewer Lives in Hospitals
- RESPONSE to Bad Shock: From Starr, Braslow, Bircher & Field
- RESPONSE to Bad Shock: From American Heart Association
- REPORT on Bad Shock from SCA Foundation
- Systems and Design Thinking: Conceptual Framework for their Integration
- Thinking in Systems: Design and Otherwise (Part 1 and Part 2)
- Using a Design Approach to Assist Large-Scale Organizational Change: "10 High Impact Changes” to Improve the National Health Service in England
- Introducing System Dynamics Modeling to Health Care in Alberta
- A Leader’s Framework for Decision Making