SPHERe™ Course Feedback 2014
Here at Prometheus we encourage feedback on our products and training courses. Following one of our SPHERe courses the following feedback was placed on a forum which we are delighted to be able to share.
“I was fortunate enough to recently attended the Prometheus Specialist Pre-Hospital Emergency Resuscitation Course.
Some people have asked me about the course so here is my report.
Before I start, I have to say I'm not a cardiac arrest geek. I always thought I was 'ok' with arrests in knowing my ALS protocols. I attend a lot of CA's (Cardiac Arrests) due to working mostly on an NHS RRV (Rapid Response Vehicle). My success rate in gaining a ROSC (Return of Spontaneous Circulation) with OHCA's (Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrests) prior to attending the course was probably 25% (estimated). This was not for the want of trying.
There was a complete mixture on the course from a Doctor, several Paramedics and some Offshore & Remote Medics.
The course was a mixture of lectures and lots of hands on. Prometheus aim to keep the theory sessions to a minimum. In fact I can count on one hand the amount of lectures we had. With that said, the lectures were short and to the point. Consisting of Cardiac Arrests in context, emphasising quality CPR and why we tackle CA's in a systematic way.
We looked at Mechanical CPR devices, Ultrasound in Cardiac Arrests, Pacing and Cardioversion.
The great element of the course was the amount of practical scenarios we had. This allows you to build up the muscle memory of doing good quality CPR and allowed for different members of the group to take charge of the incident. This crew resource management (CRM) allows the incident to run much smoother. My Trust feels that the CRM is such an important element that it is in process of sending all our Advanced Paramedics on the course.
"I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who may attend Cardiac Arrests. It has certainly changed my practise for the better. Since attending the course I would say that my success has greatly increased to probably nearer 80% (estimated)."
"I would like to thank the Prometheus staff for the warm welcome, great course and excellent facilities.”
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