Public hospital accredited as heart care training site
January 17, 2004
The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) has strengthened its emergency cardiac care capacity and is now a fully accredited training site.
A release from the corporation stated that 29 staff members were certified as Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) providers following a collaborative training effort by the Emergency Department of the Vanderbilt University Medical Centre, Tennessee and the GPHC.
Eight of the certified staffers who were identified to be trained as instructors conducted their own ACLS training, and eight more of the hospital's staff graduated.
The GPHC had moved to establish the hospital as a training site early last year to conduct courses and train doctors and nurses in skills to deliver such emergency cardiac care as ACLS, Paediatric Advanced Life Support and Basic Life Support.