Case 15

Cardiac Arrest – Radiation Therapy Bunker

This video was designed to prepare Medical Radiation Therapists to provide Basic Life Support and apply an Automatic External Defibrillator to a patient in the radiation therapy bunker in the era of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Learning Objectives:-

  1. Management of a cardiac arrest by medical radiation therapists & registered nurses prior to arrival of Code Blue Team
  2. Placement of board between patient and treatment couch prior to using AED.
  3. Donning and doffing PPE- Minimizing people in treatment room.

Author: Jennifer Dale-Tam, RN (Nurse Educator)

Actors: Kelly Tynkkynen (Medical Radiation Therapis); Danika Lavoie (Medical Radiation Therapist); Amber Killam (Nurse); Jennifer Dale-Tam (ICU Nurse) 

Directed by: Dr. Glenn Posner; Kaitlin Endres 

Edited by: Dr. Glenn Posner (Medical Director, The Ottawa Hospital Simulation Patient Safety Program)

With support from: André Patry ( Coordinator, Radiation Medicine); Julie Renaud (Manager, Radiation Medicine)

Published by toheducation

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