Ministry of Health launches Basic and Advanced Life Support Training for Nurses and Midwives.

The Ministry of Health launched its training on basic and advanced life support for nurses and midwives on February 13, 2023 at the New Coast Guard Facility at Perseverance.
Training will continue throughout 2023 and 2024. The aim is to ensure that all nurses and midwives working in the public service have the competency required to facilitate the return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) and avoid death and any physical or neurological damage in patients after cardiac arrest.

Successful resuscitation following cardiac arrest, which requires a series of synchronized, exacting responses, and often-involving complex transitions between different health professionals. The training will provide nurses and midwives with knowledge, skills and competencies required in what is usually a stressful situation.

Certification is valid for two years. Recertification courses will be required after two years as the BLS/ALS competency will become a requirement for employment/ registration.

Purpose of the training:

  • Ensure all registered nurses are equipped with skills in Basic and Advanced cardiac life support (BLS, ACLS, per AHA standards) to improve the quality of emergency medical care in Seychelles.
  • To further equip nurses with acquired skills to work in the High Dependent Unit