Resuscitation Officer Service for GP Practices
The Resuscitation Council (UK) published new Quality Standards on the 28th December 2013. As part of these standards they’ve made some recommendations with regard to the training, equipment and support that GP services receive; including access to a Resuscitation Officer. These are discussed in full in our blog.
A key aspect is the ready access to a Resuscitation Officer. This is a service that Orchard Training Services can provide for you either as part of a training package or as a separate service.
The Resuscitation council recommend that the Resuscitation Officer is suitably qualified and is ideally an Advanced Life Support (ALS) instructor, that they hold a further teaching qualification and that they work clinically in an acute setting.
What does a Resuscitation Officer do for you? They should assist in the co-ordination of training, ensuring your staff are up-to-date including training during induction, assist with audit of equipment, answer any queries and help oversee equipment.
Helen is able to fulfil all these criteria as she is an ALS (Advance Life Support) instructor, holds a PGDip in Medical Education and continues to work clinically in A&E. She also has experience of working as Lead Resuscitation Educator (Resuscitation Officer) for DCHS NHS Trust. This has given her an understanding of the training and equipment issues in Primary Care.
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