Study Fast Facts
- Recognition of immediately life threatening metabolic, cardiac, pulmonary and neurological dysfunction.
- Knowledge of and the ability to identify the causes of cardio respiratory arrest, especially those causes which are rapidly reversible.
- Knowledge of the manifestations and consequences of immediately life threatening metabolic and organ system abnormalities.
- Knowledge of established treatment algorithms for the management of immediately life threatening situations.
- Demonstrated ability to clear and maintain the airway together with the use of mouth-to-mask ventilation and the use of hand-held resuscitators.
- Knowledge of the principles and demonstrated ability to conduct external cardiac compression.
- Demonstrated ability to conduct combined mechanical ventilation and external cardiac compression in one-person and two-person rescue.
- Knowledge of the indications for and demonstrated ability to successfully undertake external cardiac defibrillation.
- Ability to undertake endotracheal intubation in an emergency situation;
- proficiency in intravenous access in the emergency situation.
- Ability to diagnose and correct life threatening acute cardiac dysrhythmias.
- Ability to respond to an emergency in a positive, organised and effective manner including the ability to direct an emergency team.
- Sensitivity to the emotional and psychological impact of acute emergency situations on patients, families and staff, together with the capability of providing appropriate counselling.