Thomas Howell, National Training Manager at Premium Health hosted a roundtable discussion at the OHS Leaders Summit Australia on ‘Shock tactics – The link between quality and outcome’. This roundtable discussion explored the relationship between the quality of Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), defibrillation and patient survival outcomes. Through current statistics, practical demonstration and presentation of evidence based research, participants will be given a greater understanding of the importance of both CPR and defibrillation. The mechanics of CPR and defibrillation relating to anatomy will be examined to highlight the importance of quality of training and implementation.
Thomas is a remote area paramedic with substantial experience working in remote parts of Papua New Guinea and as a military medic with the Australian Army throughout Australia, South East Asia and the Middle East. Thomas has held the position of National Training Manager at Premium Health for 3 years. Premium Health is a Registered Training Organisation specialising in the provision of CPR, first aid and emergency management training to corporate clients across Australia. Thomas is responsible for training and curriculum design, delivery and quality. He leads a team of 35 highly skilled trainers, all with qualifications and frontline experience as paramedics and nurses who deliver training in first aid and health care to over 45,000 people per year.