Skip to main content
×
×
Home

Improving resuscitation skills in psychiatric hospitals: A multidimensional problem

  • Tony Winston (a1) and Gary Drybala (a2)
Abstract

There is currently concern that junior psychiatrists lack adequate skill in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. However, little attention has been given to the equally important issues of nurse training, organisation and the provision of equipment and drugs which are appropriate to psychiatric wards. This paper describes the work of the Leicestershire Mental Health Services Resuscitation Committee and makes suggestions as to how these problems may be approached.

    • Send article to Kindle

      To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure no-reply@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

      Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

      Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

      Improving resuscitation skills in psychiatric hospitals
      Available formats
      ×
      Send article to Dropbox

      To send this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Dropbox.

      Improving resuscitation skills in psychiatric hospitals
      Available formats
      ×
      Send article to Google Drive

      To send this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Google Drive.

      Improving resuscitation skills in psychiatric hospitals
      Available formats
      ×
Copyright
This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Corresponding author
Correspondence
References
Hide All
European Resuscitation Council (1993) Guidelines for basic life support and adult advanced cardiac life support. British Medical Journal, 306, 15871593.
Kosky, N. & Spearpoint, K. (1993) Resuscitation skills of psychiatric trainees – a suitable case for treatment? Psychiatric Bulletin, 17, 489491.
McNaugton, G. Hall, D. J. & Stark, C. (1994) Resuscitation skills and doctors working in psychiatry. Psychiatric Bulletin, 18, 403404.
Royal College of Physicians (1987) Resuscitation from cardiopulmonary arrest: training and organisation. Journal of the Royal College of Physicians, 21, 175182.
Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0955-6036
  • EISSN: 1472-1473
  • URL: /core/journals/bjpsych-bulletin
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 4 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 10 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between 2nd January 2018 - 22nd July 2018. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Improving resuscitation skills in psychiatric hospitals: A multidimensional problem

  • Tony Winston (a1) and Gary Drybala (a2)
Submit a response

eLetters

No eLetters have been published for this article.

×

Reply to: Submit a response


Your details


Conflicting interests

Do you have any conflicting interests? *