16 Aug Basildon University Hospital lead the way with new life saving equipment
Basildon University Hospital’s clinical staff are celebrating as they will lead the way becoming the first in Britain to use a ground-breaking new training method for vital skills that can save patients’ lives.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is an emergency procedure using chest compressions and rescue breaths that can mean the difference between life and death, or brain damage, for a person whose heart has stopped.
To address this problem, a new training programme dubbed ‘RQI’ (The Resuscitation Quality Improvement) has been designed for clinical staff who have limited exposure to emergencies.
RQI is used in conjunction with face-to-face training by the resuscitation service. Basildon was the first hospital to introduce the new training for the hospital therapies team.
A spokesperson at the hospital said: “We are really pleased to see how engaged the therapies team have been with RQI.”