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Resuscitation equipment

A CPD article improved Rose Gallacher’s knowledge of cardiopulmonary resuscitation equipment.
CPR trolley

A CPD article improved Rose Gallacher’s knowledge of cardiopulmonary resuscitation equipment

What was the nature of the CPD activity, practice-related feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice?

The article detailed the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) equipment required in a standard resuscitation trolley, and outlined the optimal method for arranging this equipment to assist nurses in assessing and managing a patient’s airway, breathing and circulation.

What did you learn from the CPD activity, feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice?

The article demonstrated that one of the most important aspects of CPR during a cardiac arrest is ensuring there is immediate access to resuscitation equipment. This requires nurses to be familiar with the contents of the resuscitation trolley.

I learned that nurses are responsible for the daily checking and restocking of the trolley, ensuring that any single-use sterile

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