FSRH publishes updated Service Standard for Resuscitation in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Services.
Date: 25 Jan 2023
Type: FSRH Press Releases and Statements
FSRH’s Clinical Standards Committee (CSC) have published an updated Service Standard for Resuscitation in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (SRH) Services, in partnership with the Resuscitation Council UK.
The updated Standard reflects up-to-date evidence, knowledge, and clinical practice. The document includes updated Resuscitation Council Guidance and updated FSRH CEU Guidance on contraceptive choices for women with cardiac disease. This update also includes guidance regarding atropine dosage, in response to some services struggling to source 500mcg doses.
These Standards are applicable to resuscitation after collapse during or following a clinical procedure, anaphylaxis to administered medication or provoking agent and collapse related to an underlying medical condition.
Mike Passfield, Chair of the Clinical Standards Committee at the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) said:
“In the UK, almost 200 people a day will suffer a cardiac arrest out of hospital. Effective and efficient resuscitation Standards are critical to ensuring the safety and well-being of all patients and staff in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Services.”
“We have updated the Standards to reflect the most up-to-date clinical practice, in line with the guidance of the Resuscitation Council to be a fundamental tool for SRH services to protect their patients.”
You can view the Service Standard for Resuscitation in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (SRH) Services here. This document should be used in conjunction with national guidelines from the Resuscitation Council UK.
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The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) is the leader in the field of sexual and reproductive healthcare, and we are the voice for professionals working in this area. As a multi-disciplinary professional membership organisation, we set clinical guidance and standards, provide training and lifelong education, and champion safe and effective sexual and reproductive healthcare across the life course for all.