Objectives • Focus on In Hospital BLS • Pulse checking! (who checks) • Evidence based practice • Out of Hospital • Paediatric (for non child health staff) • Choking • Airway Management • Equipment
Allow Natural Death (A.N.D.) • Were called DNAR orders. • Should a patient arrest neither basic nor advanced CPR will be started – it does not relate to any other treatment. • A crash call must be initiated on a patient unless an A.N.D. order/decision has been made. • Staff must read the hospital policy plus leaflet (key roles & responsibilities).
Summary • Stay calm! • Remember your DR’s ABC • Good quality BLS influences the patient’s outcome