Interactive online e-learning module that provides detailed discussion of all aspects of both basic and advanced CPR in a GP and hospital setting.
Relevance to General Practice
Management of cardiac arrest is a critical skill for all health professionals. Regular updates are essential for maintaining the knowledge and practical skills required for CPR. The course uses the most recent Australian Resuscitation Council recommendations to review the approach to the patient with suspected cardiac arrest.
The course provides detailed discussion of all aspects of both basic and advanced CPR in a GP and hospital setting. All material is consistent with recommended ARC guidelines.
- Outline the clinical features of cardiac arrest
- Demonstrate the sequence of steps in initiating basic CPR – the DRABCD algorthim.
- Demonstrate the protocols for managing the shockable and non-shockable arrest rhythms.
- Review the dose and indications for emergency drugs used in managing cardiac arrest.
- List and explain the rates/ratios for cardiac compression/ventilation in adults and children using the standardised approach of the ARC
Domains of General Practice
D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
D3. Population health and the context of general practice
D4. Professional and ethical role
D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
Curriculum Contextual Units
- Rural health
- Adult health