How Basic Life Support saves lives

This is a Nursing Subject Spotlight with Ian Tuveri-Ellis from Anglia Ruskin University. An interactive, cinematic course taster experience to allow students to gain insights into what it's like to study Nursing.

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Join Ian Tuveri-Ellis as he explores how we can help save lives when responding to cardiac arrest. Ian begins by introducing what cardiac arrest is, what causes it, what happens in the body during cardiac arrest, the associated risks, and what we can do to respond. Ian then delves into the details of Basic Life Support, explaining who can perform it, why we need to perform it, and, crucially, how to perform it. He then details a case study of  Danish footballer Christian Eriksen’s cardiac arrest during the 2020 Euros football tournament. He explores what happened and how such a young, fit individual could experience cardiac arrest. He also evaluates why the response to this incident was so successful. Finally, Ian sets you a research task to apply all the knowledge you have learned throughout this Subject Spotlight, and understand the link between heart attack and cardiac arrest.  

About Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University is an innovative global university with students from 185 countries at our campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Peterborough and Writtle. These students are at the heart of our University, and we're delighted that our final-year undergraduates are positive about their educational experience. Our community is also incredibly important to us, and we're proud of the role we play in our cities and the wider region – including the positive effect on jobs and the local economy. It is this impact that helped us become the THE University of the Year 2023, a prestigious award that recognises our success in delivering high impact projects focused on the difference we make in the region and communities where we’re based as well as the contributions our students and graduates make to society.

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Ian Tuveri-Ellis

Ian Tuveri-Ellis is a senior lecturer in Anglia Ruskin University's School of Nursing and Midwifery. Ian is an experienced nurse who has worked in many different areas including surgery, medicine, ear-nose-throat and maxillofacial nursing, trauma, orthopaedics, emergency and ambulatory care, intensive care, practice development, undergraduate and postgraduate education, research and audit, disability assessment, functional analysis, learning disability and mental health. He has worked previously as a Trauma Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Standards Lead and Senior Charge Nurse in Intensive Care for many years. His main area of expertise and interest is in education and the care of the critically unwell adult. He currently remains working in critical care along with his role as senior lecturer within the department of health, medicine and social care. He also is a personal development tutor, the professionalism champion, an education champion, academic integrity lead and acting course leader within the faculty.

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