More used to delivering ‘behind the scenes’ non-medical support, some of our non-clinical staff have taken part in basic lifesaving training.
A group of eight colleagues from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have carried out a physically distanced training session leaving them skilled in helping someone who is choking, suffering an acute allergic reaction and even able to deliver cardio pulmonary resuscitation.
Keith Dalley, clinical educator, delivered the training session. He said: “I noticed there was an opportunity to train staff in basic life support.
“It’s usually given only to clinical staff but we have a massive amount of non-clinical staff that could potentially help if needed.
“They won’t be replacing any medics of course! But they can now step in should they be in a situation where someone needs immediate help.”