Darent Valley
One of the main views we focused on was the subcostal view as it is ideal during CPR being away from the area of chest compressions and defibrillation pads.
Mr. Rob Morrison
Resuscitation Officer at Darent Valley Hospital

Exploring the use of Ultrasound in ALS Training

On the 17th July, Darent Valley Hospital hosted and piloted the first Cardiac Arrest Ultrasound Course in the UK. The course, which is intended as an adjunct to current Advanced Life Support (ALS) training, has been designed to determine when and how ultrasound should be employed within current ALS guidelines and protocols in treating the cardiac arrest patient. Organised and facilitated by Mr. Rob Morrison, Resuscitation Officer at Darent Valley Hospital, attendees comprised critical care nurses and advanced paramedics from London Ambulance Service (LAS).