|Title||Resuscitation Immediate Life Support|
By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST, with respect to immediate life support, will be able to critically analyse, synthesise, evaluate and apply knowledge, and perform and master intermediate life support. They will also consistently demonstrate the attitudes and behaviours necessary for the role of a Consultant Clinical Scientist while resuscitating adult and paediatric patients if appropriate.
Knowledge and understanding
By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will critically analyse, synthesise, evaluate and apply their expert knowledge and the underpinning evidence base with respect to resuscitation, including:
- current guidelines on resuscitation and the underpinning evidence base;
- the principles of cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
- cardiac and non-cardiac causes of cardiac arrest.
Technical and clinical skills
By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be able to master:
- immediate life support (ILS), including the successful completion of an ILS course.
Attitudes and behaviours
By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be expected to evaluate their own response to both normal and complex situations, consistently demonstrating the professional attributes and insights required of a Clinical Scientist in HSST Consultant Clinical Scientist working within the limits of professional competence, referring as appropriate to senior staff and will:
- support relatives;
- appreciate the legal and ethical considerations of resuscitation;
- be familiar with the legal and ethical issues associated with ‘do not attempt resuscitation’ orders.