Our customers recognize the value in training staff on the Voice-Assisted Manikins to ensure that standardized quality CPR is being learned. They often ask how their organization can assist staff with physical limitations or challenges to be successful in the completion of BLS or ACLS Hands-On Sessions using Voice-Assisted Manikins (VAMs). TriHealth (Cincinnati, OH) has developed a very successful HeartCode BLS Program.
They have several staff with physical challenges that are required to maintain BLS certifications. Over the past few years they have worked to develop best practices to support staff to successfully complete Basic Life Support certification on the VAMs. Here are three resuscitation practice and certification tips for staff members who are challenged by chronic breathing issues, whether due to asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD):
ASTHMA OR COPD:
This post excerpts an article in our recent eBook, High-Quality CPR: Breathing New Life into Your Training Program. Learn more about HealthStream solutions for improving resuscitation outcomes.
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