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CRIT5020: Cardiovascular Resuscitation

2023 unit information

Cardiovascular Resuscitation incorporates all the skills and knowledge that is needed in resuscitation for cardiovascular emergencies. This unit introduces students to the major life support guidelines and associated procedures, offering accreditation in ALS2. There are a series of masterclasses in RESUS ECG, ABG and CXR. Principles of crisis resource management and post resuscitation care are also explored.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Critical Care

Code CRIT5020
Academic unit Critical Care
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Recognise the features of a deteriorating patient and apply standardised methods of resuscitation using a structured ABCDE approach.
  • LO2. Understand the management principals within the Australian Resuscitation Council cardiac arrest algorithm.
  • LO3. Utilise a structured approach to identification and management of reversible causes of the arrested patient.
  • LO4. Appropriately initiate, monitor and escalate resuscitation techniques, including but not limited to, CPR, airway management, manual defibrillation and pacing, vascular access techniques, and post resuscitation care.
  • LO5. Care for the deteriorating patient or patient in cardiac and/or respiratory arrest and in special circumstances, lead a team, work as a team member, and use structured communication skills including giving an effective handover.
  • LO6. Interpretation of common electrocardiogram and blood gas results, including evaluating aetiologies
  • LO7. Apply bedside echocardiography into an advanced diagnostic and management resuscitation framework.

Unit availability

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There are no availabilities for this year.
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2022
Online Westmead, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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