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Advanced cardiac care for patients

Torika Tokalau
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

LOCAL doctors and nurses were part of a two-day advanced cardiac life support training by a four-member team from the American Heart Association.

The training, which ends today, teaches a new method of cardiac care including people that collapse during cardiac arrest.

"This training is for anyone with abnormality in their heart rhythm that makes them unstable and unwell. It's teaching people steps in the care of these patients," Dr Anne Creaton, FNU's assistant professor at the Department of Medical Sciences said.

"So this training is really for the care of anyone with critical cardiac illness, people that collapse in cardiac arrest, and people with heart attacks or have different heart rhythms that makes them unwell."

She said the content of the training was new and would benefit l doctors and nurses in the better care of these patients.

"The aim is to teach simple steps and to be very familiar with those steps."

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