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New Zero Point Survey Video from Cliff Reid. St Emlyn’s

We’ve championed the Zero Point Survey (1,2,3,4) here on the blog and in all our simulation teaching in Virchester. If you’ve been following the blog you will hopefully be familiar with the STEPUP system of structuring the initial approach to resuscitation.

Since we published the ZPS back in 2018 it has gained a lot of traction amongst resuscitationists around the world, most recently at the ResusTO conference in Toronto where it seemed to gain real traction with the faculty and delegates.

Cliff Reid has now put together an excellent video that explains the ZPS in more detail and demonstrating how it can be utilised in prehospital and hospital settings. Please have a look at the video and share as widely as possible.

Click here for the video

We’ll also be teaching and discussing the ZPS at the forthcoming Resuscitology courses in Manchester and around the world. Consider coming along to one of those if you want to hear more.



1. Zero point survey: a multidisciplinary  idea to STEP UP resuscitation  effectiveness . CEEM. Published 2018. Accessed September 30, 2018.

2.Reid C, Brindley P, Hicks C, et al. Zero point survey: a multidisciplinary idea to STEP UP resuscitation effectiveness. C. 2018;5(3):139-143. doi:10.15441/ceem.17.269

3.Reid C. Zero Point Survey. Resus.Me. Published 2018. Accessed September 30, 2018.

4.The Zero Point Survey. CEEM. Published 2018. Accessed September 30, 2018.

Cite this article as: Simon Carley, "New Zero Point Survey Video from Cliff Reid. St Emlyn’s," in St.Emlyn's, September 16, 2019,

Posted by Simon Carley

Simon Carley MB ChB, PGDip, DipIMC (RCS Ed), FRCS (Ed)(1998), FHEA, FAcadMed, FRCEM, MPhil, MD, PhD is Creator, Webmaster, owner and Editor in Chief of the St Emlyn’s blog and podcast. He is visiting Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University and a Consultant in adult and paediatric Emergency Medicine at Manchester Foundation Trust. He is co-founder of BestBets, St.Emlyns and the MSc in emergency medicine at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is an Education Associate with the General Medical Council and is an Associate Editor for the Emergency Medicine Journal. His research interests include diagnostics, MedEd, Major incidents & Evidence based Emergency Medicine. He is verified on twitter as @EMManchester

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