The RESUS4KIDS practical component runs for 90 minutes. Its brief duration enables staff to be released from their departments with minimal disruption to patient care. Where possible the RESUS4KIDS course is taught in an interdisciplinary setting.
You MUST have completed the RESUS4KIDS Paediatric Resuscitation for Health Care Workers e-learning component before attending the practical course.
The first 30 minutes focuses on communication skills and teamwork with the objective of observing and understanding why good teamwork is essential for good outcomes in resuscitation.
This is followed by 60 minutes in small groups of one trainer to six participants using a pause and discuss format with various scripted scenarios that Health Care Workers might face in the clinical setting. Scenarios are available for emergency departments, in patient ward or pre hospital care.
RESUS4KIDS courses are currently being run in hospitals within the NSW Child Health Networks, ACT, the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, the Ambulance Service of NSW and a number of universities within NSW.Learning Objectives
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.