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Leading resuscitation education.

Southland Hospital practice development nurse educator, Paul Winder (right), has been named resuscitation instructor of the year by the New Zealand Resuscitation Council (NZRC).

"This is a first for Southland and reflects the excellent leadership, programme development and education provided by Paul and the Southland resuscitation instructor team," Southland District Health Board (SDHB) acting director of nursing Isabel Radka said.

Winder and the team provide advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) education to the emergency department, critical care unit and Lakes District hospital staff, as well as all junior doctors. The course, held up to eight times a year at Southland Hospital, offers advanced level training for health professionals to provide crisis interventions for the urgent treatment of medical emergencies, such as cardiac arrest. Historically, SDHB sent staff out of town or brought instructors to Invercargill to provide the ACLS education. Winder developed a proposal to provide training in-house, and a team with the required expertise was developed.

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Winder said the announcement was sprung on him during last month's resuscitation conference dinner. "The accolade is especially pleasing, as it endorses the in-house resuscitation education programme our team introduced three years ago," he said.
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Title Annotation:NEWS AND EVENTS
Publication:Kai Tiaki: Nursing New Zealand
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Date:May 1, 2008
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