New network launched to improve resuscitation services at Musgrove - 01 November 2013

New network launched to improve resuscitation services at Musgrove - 01 November 2013

Musgrove Park Hospital’s Resuscitation Services team has launched a new network to improve standards of resuscitation practice.

Resuscitation Services

The network, which was launched last month, has recruited practitioners from across the hospital to become a ‘Resuscitation Network Link’ for their ward or departments. This means the practitioners will act as a connection to the hospital’s resuscitation team for resuscitation issues, ensure staff are up-to-date with training, have an overview of their ward’s resuscitation trolley and equipment and help new staff and other colleagues with advice and guidance.

The network was launched with a special event and a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) Challenge organised by Gary Nicholls from Zoll Medical Corporation. The competition highlighted the importance of chest compression. In third place was Sally Burrow from the Beacon Centre. Kelly Howard from maternity was second and first place went to Leanne Foote from Ward and guidance.

Jennifer Wilkins, resuscitation officer, said: “The purpose of the network is to raise awareness of the resuscitation services team across the hospital, so that we can have a wider overview of training and equipment, and help manage and issues and implement changes and improvements.

“By having link practitioners we are helping to develop resuscitation practices across wards, which will undoubtedly improve patient experience and safety.”

All Resuscitation Link Practitioners will receive Hospital Life Support Training as part of their role.

Pictured: The launch of the Resuscitation Network