The Resuscitation Service is a well established, Trust wide team, with Resuscitation Officers based at Kent & Canterbury Hospital in Canterbury, William Harvey Hospital in Ashford and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital, Margate. Within the team, we also have support staff across on those three sites.
Resuscitation Officers all come from a recognised clinical background, mainly Nursing and Paramedicine. Their experience of managing deteriorating patients and patients in cardiac arrest is invaluable. As such, Resuscitation Officers attend (when possible) 2222 medical emergency and cardiac arrest calls with the hospital. They form part of the team managing the emergency and ensure best practice is adhered to. If, as a result of an emergency call, issues relating to training or equipment are identified, then part of their role is to address these by supporting staff and departments with relevant feedback, advice, guidance or training. They are always happy to provide clinical support and advice to individuals, or indeed at board level, when it comes to strategic planning.
Resuscitation Officers are at the forefront of providing training in resuscitation to all grades of clinical and non-clinical staff, from Basic Life Support through to Advanced Life Support in both adult and paediatric specialties. They can also provide additional training, tailored to the specific needs of our Trust’s varied clinical departments.
Resuscitation Officers also play a key part in the review of cardiac arrest and medical emergency activity across all sites. This contributes to national and international research into cardiac arrest survivability and on a local level, helps design appropriate training strategy.
Our Frequently Asked Questions page may help you with more specific information or you can get in touch with a Resuscitation Officer on a specific site. Details can be found on the Contact Us page. If your enquiry is about a national course, such as ALS or ATLS, First Aid at Work or the Medical Care On Board Ships course, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org