I have a PhD-degree in Experimental Cardiology. In my current position I work as Senior Principal Scientist at Physio-Control Sweden/Jolife AB in Lund, Sweden. There I have been working since 2008 with clinical resuscitation research, evaluating in-hospital-cardiac-arrest mainly in the PCI-lab where I have been driving several studies both in the experimental setting and in the clinical setting which includes study management, study-design, ethical approval applications, surgical operation and instrumentation (in experimental research), data analysis, statistical analysis and manuscript writing. I am a co-author on 3 patent applications. I investigate feasibility of applying scientific principles and concepts to potential inventions and products in the field of medical devices of CPR products. Within the company I also evaluate the LUCAS device clinical safety and efficacy according to the COUNCIL DIRECTIVE MEDDEV 2.7.1 June 2016. I am also involved in clinical evaluations in the field of oximetry, several ventilation products and cooling products. I have also got the opportunity to work as an assistant supervisor for two PhD students at the Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine at Lund University, of which one student just defended his PhD thesis successfully. Before my start at the company my working history started out with work as a paramedic in 1985. Registered nurse at Lund University (1988) and has been clinically active in the cath-lab specializing in electrophysiology, angiography, PCI, hemodynamic and echocardiography. I have worked with and developed animals models using pigs, rats and rabbits, quality of life research, registry research and clinical trials, during which I developed many of my research skill. My PhD studies at the Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine at Lund University was with the project "Ultrasound enhanced thrombolysis". I am working as an instructor for ALS and basic-CPR for nurses, medical students and physicians at Lund University.
Dr. Bjarne Madsen Hardig main research interest are: CPR, Resuscitation, Chest compressions, but involves also all part of cardiology