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Anthony Freestone. MA - Head of Resusciation

Hello My name is Anthony, I am HCPC registered and a Lancaster University Master's Graduate, with a Resuscitation Council (UK) GICi & Advanced Life Support Instructor and Course Director status. I am responsible for the development and implementation of national and local training packages for secondary care hospital courses - including medical device training for Medtronic Physio Control Defibrillators, EZIO & iGel.

Acting as the clinical expert and Head of the Department. Conducting clinical supervision and appraisals on junior members of department staff. Budget Holding for the department and co-ordination with national bodies for awarding courses within the Resuscitation Council (UK) & (ALSG)

I have clinically practiced in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands on a retrieval service for the critically ill by land & helicopter (HEMS) based at CHCH Public Hospitals South Island.

I have specialised in the field of ResuscitationScience since 2006.

Key accomplishments:

• Master of Arts in Advanced Professional Practice (Lancaster)

• PostGraduate Certificate in Organisational Change (Lancaster)

• PostGraduate Certificate in NHS Mentoring & Coaching (Lancaster)

• RC (UK) Advanced Life Support Instructor (ALS)

• ALSG & RC (UK) Generic Instructor Course Instructor (GIC)

• RC (UK), Newborn Life Support Instructor

• ALSG Safe Transfer and Retrieval Instructor Candidate (STaR)

• ALSG, Paediatric Life Support Provider

• Acute Life Threatening Emergencies, Recognition and Treatment (ALERT) Instructor

• (HSE) First Aid Instructor

• Dedicated Airway specialist for the Adult Cardiac Arrest Team (ETT & iGel) and Intravascular Subject specialist (EZ-IO) Humeral Head Insertion

• Clinical Lead for Organisational DNACPR compliance for CQC

• Clinical Trainer for Lifepak 20EP, 12, 15, 500, 1000 and CR+ defibrillators

• Clinical lead for defibrillator programming

• Approved trainer for LUCAS mechanical CPR device

• NHSLA level 2 & 3 accomplished in Resuscitation

• NHS disciplinary Investigator for the acute Trust and 52 community sites

• Co-ordination of Resuscitation Officer activity and to ensure clinical visibility and effective income generation

• Clinical Subject Specialist on Resuscitation Equipment

• Driving coalition for a Centralised Resuscitation Store empowering cost improvement (CIP)  

• Advisory committee member for Martindale Pharma  Advisory Panel -

• Chain of Surival Group for NWAS and BHF



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