Chair of Resuscitation

Jimena del Castillo

Dr. Jimena del Castillo works as attending staff in the Department of Pediatric Intensive Care, Gregorio Marañón Hospital, Madrid, Spain. She has focused her research as a clinician-scientist in pediatric resuscitation with a special interest on quality CPR, outcome after cardiac arrest and the long-term consequences for children. She is responsible for on-going international multicenter projects on resuscitation and responsible for the development of a training simulation programme in CPR in her PICU.  As a current member of the Spanish Pediatric Resuscitation Group, she has a broad experience in teaching CPR to medical staff and lay people, and so believes in the importance of development and diffusion of strategies that promote this training.

Her most recent publications include all these areas of interest, and she is now working on completing her PhD on pediatric resuscitation.

Since 2018 she is the chair of the Resuscitation section of the European Society of Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC). The mission of this section is to provide help in the development of multidisciplinary approaches to resuscitation and post-resuscitational care. The Resuscitation section will like to create a pediatric cardiac arrest database and a global statement regarding post-resuscitational care in collaboration with other ESPNIC sections.