Course Overview

Aims of the course

  • To empower all practitioners to act with confidence to better treat our critically ill cardiac patients using well validated cardiac arrest protocols, safely managing the patient
  • To promote a team approach in caring for the post cardiac surgical patient with positive results
  • Discuss 5 point plan
  • Demonstrate successful CALS re-sternotomy in 5 minutes.

Course to include

  • EACTS Cardiac Arrest Protocols and applying them to clinical areas
  • Practical sessions using the CALS protocol
  • Lectures: tracheostomy emergencies, cardiovascular problems, transoesophageal echo, chest X-ray interpretation
  • Workstations: chest opening, internal defi brillation, emergency airway management (inc. tracheostomy insertion), intra-aortic balloon device management, invasive monitoring, chest X-rays, transoesophageal echo and epicardial pacing
  • 'Scoop and Run' guidelines review and mock transfer of cardiac arrest patient to theatre and chest opening
  • Human factors in cardiac surgery

Who should attend?

  • Critical Care Practitioners, Theatre Nurses, Anaesthetic Practitioners, Surgical Doctors, Anaesthetists, Alert Nurses, Surgical Care Practitioners

Fee (to include: CALS book, e-learning, lunch, certificate of completion,
access to CSU-ALS shared files and videos upon completition)

  • External Doctors: £220, External Nurses/ODPs: £150
    Papworth Hospital Doctors: £150, Papworth nurses: free to register (an internal charge is made of £150)

Endorsed by Cambridge University Health Partners


Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Papworth Everard
CB23 3RE

Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 639814 / 639821

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