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Aims of the courseTo empower all practitioners to act with confidence to better treat our critically ill cardiac patients using well validated cardiac arrest protocols, safely managing the patientTo promote a team approach in caring for the post cardiac surgical patient with positive resultsDiscuss 5 point planDemonstrate successful CALS re-sternotomy in 5 minutes.Course to includeEACTS Cardiac Arrest Protocols and applying them to clinical areasPractical sessions using the CALS protocolLectures: tracheostomy emergencies, cardiovascular problems, transoesophageal echo, chest X-ray interpretationWorkstations: 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 openingHuman factors in cardiac surgeryWho should attend?Critical Care Practitioners and Anaesthetic, Theatre Nurses, Surgeons, Anaesthetists, Alert Nurses, Surgical Care PractitionersFee (to include: CALS book, e-learning, lunch, certificate of completion,access to CSU-ALS shared files and videos upon completion)External Doctors: £300, External Nurses/ODPs: £200Papworth Hospital Doctors: £250, Papworth nurses: free to register (an internal charge is made of £150)