Andrew Tongs is the BHS resuscitation educator. He has a defined role in providing training and assessments for medical staff. This is particularly important for all medical staff who work in critical care and/or are a member of the MET or code blue teams. We have provided his pre reading materials. These are considered mandatory pre reading for the Emergency registrars, and ICU registrars and medical registrars.
Education sessions will be run face to face with simulation sessions, and these are of value if the didactic components of teaching are replaced by pre reading and preparation by professional and committed medical staff.
ALS PRE-READING & Assessment tools
At BHS we follow the CAT 1 Trigger protocol - ED to ICU in 4 hours
- BHS Clinical Escalation CPP
- Clinical Review Communication Tool
- ORC Medical Expectations
- Examples: Bad ORC Vs Good ORC
Additional resuscitation resources
Australian resuscitation council resources:
- ARC basic life support
- ARC adult cardiorespiratory arrest
- ARC choking
- ARC neonatal flowchart
- A Good Drop of Blood: Vol 1 , Vol 2, Vol 3 and Vol 4
- Podcast: Ketamine MythBusters Part 1 - Blowing your mind
- Podcast: Ketamine MythBusters Part 2 - Take the pressure down
- Podcast: Ketamine Mythbusters Part 3 - Are you mad enough?
- Poscast: Ketamine MythBusters Part 4 - A fitting end?
Organ & Tissue Donation
In the case of clinical triggers for donation being actived ring the intensivist on duty and/or Jo Forteath, the BHS nurse donation specialist, on 0411 323 006. If the family raises organ donation, answer questions if trained to do so, otherwise refer to the organ donation specialists.
Click here for a presentation of organ donation clinical triggers.
Complete DonateLife on-line training module
For the more adventerous - not recommended practise ...