Resuscitation

Patients and visitors to the hospital have an expectation to be provided with an effective resuscitation service, in the event that they or their relative suffer a cardiac or respiratory arrest. The resuscitation service is in place to provide a clinical and educational service to the Trust employees to ensure this expectation is being met.

Resuscitation Officers provide the service within the Trust; they are all healthcare professionals (nurses or paramedics) with a specialist interest in resuscitation procedures for adult and paediatric patients. Their roles are both clinical and educational, requiring them to attend resuscitation events to provide clinical assistance and guidance. They also manage an audit process of all events where the resuscitation team has been called out within the Trust.

The department provides specialised training in resuscitation courses such as Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Life Support, European Paediatric Life Support and many more. All training is provided in association with the Resuscitation Council (UK), Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG) or Royal College of Surgeons (ATLS).

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