Training – Sri Lankan health care professionals in CPR

Training – Sri Lankan health care professionals in CPR

Category : CPR

Adult cardio pulmonary resuscitation training in Sri Lanka has been almost exclusively carried out by the college of Anaesthesiologists of Sri Lanka.

The college of Anaesthesiologists & Intensivists of Sri Lanka has signed a course collaboration agreement with the European Resuscitation Council ( ERC) to conduct agreed Life Support courses in Sri Lanka.

  1. Advanced Life Support ( ALS) Provider course
  2. Generic Instructor Course. ( GIC)
  3. Immediate Life Support (ILS) provider course.

We have restructured CPR training conducted by the College of Anaesthesiologists & Intensivists of Sri Lanka taking into consideration of latest available scientific evidence:

  1. Basic and advanced life support knowledge and skills deteriorate in as little as three to six months. The use of frequent assessments will identify those individuals who require refresher training to help maintain their knowledge and skills.
  2. Studies of advanced life support in actual or simulated in-hospital arrests, show improved resuscitation team performance when specific team and, or leadership training is added to advanced level courses. An increased emphasis on non-technical skills (NTS) such as leadership, teamwork, task management and structured communication will help improve the performance of CPR and patient care.
  3. Team training and rhythm recognition skills will be essential to minimize hands-off time when using the 2010 manual defibrillation strategy that includes charging during chest compressions.
  4. Team briefings to plan for resuscitation attempts, and debriefings based on performance during simulated or actual resuscitation attempts should be used to help improve resuscitation team and individual performance.