To provide highly practical knowledge and experience to train candidates to identify the causes of cardiac arrest, recognise patients in danger of deterioration, and manage cardiac arrest.
- Discuss how to recognise and treat a deteriorating patient
- Demonstrate delivery of standardised CPR in adults.
- Identify ways to manage a cardiac arrest by working with a multidisciplinary team in an emergency situation.
- Outline non-technical skills that can be used to facilitate strong team leadership and effective team membership.
Please note: Candidates are given access to online resources from one month prior to the course and at their own pace they will then study approximately 7 hours of on-line course material before attending a 1-day face-to-face course (access to the e-learning materials continues for a total of 5 months).
At the end of the course delegates should be able to:
- Recognise and treat deteriorating patients using a structured ‘ABCDE’ approach.
- Treat cardiac and/or respiratory arrest, including starting CPR, manual defibrillation, life-threatening arrhythmias, and post-resuscitation care.
- Care for deteriorating patients or patients in cardiac and/or respiratory arrest in special circumstances.
- Lead a team, work as a team member, and use structured communication skills including giving an effective handover.