The RESUS4KIDS program is delivered in two components: an e-learning module followed by a short practical component.
RESUS4KIDS teaches the skills and knowledge required to care for a paediatric patient during the first 10 minutes of a collapse. As part of this the RESUS4KIDS short practical course covers teamwork and communication. See more...
The specific learning objectives include:
On successful completion of the e-learning, participants will be able to:
- respond to an emergency involving a child or an infant using the seven steps in the DRSABCD Paediatric Life Support for Health Care Rescuers model
- understand the techniques required to provide effect rescue breaths and cardiac compressions
- respond to a choking child
- apply a range of Advance Airway Life Support devices including :
- self inflating bag and mask
- nasopharyngeal airway
- oropharyngeal airway
- correctly identify the three main cardiac arrest rhythms
- follow advance life support procedures using defibrillation, drugs and intraosseous access.
On successful completion of the short practical course, participants will be able to:
- manage an infant’s/ child's airway
- perform effective breathing
- demonstrate effective cardiac compressions
- recognition and initial management of shockable/ non shockable cardiac rhythms
- demonstrate a knowledge of safe defibrillation.
The short practical course also allows students to practice teamwork and communication skills including:
- displaying and using names wherever possible
- recognising a team leader
- team member participation
- allocating and accepting roles
- concise, clear communication, closed loop communication.
The RESUS4KIDS program is based on the current Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines which were updated in December 2010. See more...
The e-learning component is a self-paced, interactive, multimedia training package which has been developed to enable anyone who has contact with children at risk of respiratory or cardiac arrest to learn the essential skills and knowledge required to perform successful paediatric resuscitation.
The 90 minute practical component reinforces the skills and knowledge gained during the e-learning. It focuses on communication and teamwork and provides learners with the opportunity to practice essential lifesaving skills in small group lessons.
RESUS4KIDS is designed for healthcare workers caring for acutely unwell children. While the focus of RESUS4KIDS has been NSW public health the program is not limited to this area. See more...
RESUS4KIDS is designed to be taught in an interdisciplinary context. RESUS4KIDS can be taught from an undergraduate level through to staff specialists and educators. RESUS4KIDS is currently being taught to doctors, nurses, paramedics and university students of the same disciplines.
RESUS4KIDS is currently being taught in hospitals and universities in NSW, ACT and areas of Queensland. RESUS4KIDS has also been implemented by the Ambulance Service of NSW. RESUS4KIDS is available to other states and territories within Australia (including hospitals and ambulance) and private hospitals. Individual agreements can be made for hospitals, ambulance and universities outside of Australia.
How to Get Access
RESUS4KIDS is FREE to all NSW Health Employees. For people not working for NSW Health, the program is available at a cost. See more...
RESUS4KIDS is available free of charge to all NSW Health employees via the NSW Health Edmore portal NSW Health Training Portal.
You can obtain the access code from your local RESUS4KIDS educator or by using a NSW Health email address to register.
RESUS4KIDS is also available to non NSW Health healthcare workers via the alternative portal RESUS4KIDS Training Portal.
Your organisation will need to contact either Edmore or the project manager Dr Fenton O’Leary to arrange access and their may be a charge for this.