Putting the Resuscitation Plan – 7 Step Pathway into Practice

$10/per user

  • 12 months access
  • 1 attempt at passing

What you will learn

Three case studies have been prepared for you to consider and work through some of the key steps in the process. Each case study will appear under its own tab. View the video for the case study, then complete the exercises. The exercises give you the opportunity to reflect on what you would do with each of these patients as you progress through the Resuscitation Plan – 7 Step Pathway.


Target audience: Health care workers providing direct clinical care to patients.

Course prerequisite

Successful completion of Resuscitation Planning – 7 Step Pathway.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • describe the rights of the patient, the Substitute Decision-Maker, Person/s Responsible, family members and carers in end-of-life planning and the Resuscitation Plan – 7 Step Pathway
  • apply the five triggers to a patient approaching end-of-life
  • apply each step in the Resuscitation Plan – 7 Step Pathway to patients who meet the trigger criteria, towards the implementation of the patient’s resuscitation plan
  • describe and apply the principals of correctly completing the MR-RESUS form towards creating a resuscitation plan for a patient.

About this course


The course is designed to take around 30 minutes to complete.


On successful completion of the assessments you can download a certificate of completion.


This course adheres to South Australian (SA Health) guidelines and Australian National Standards.

The principles described in the course can however be applied to any health care setting.

If you practice outside South Australia it is your responsibility to refer to the specific requirements of your local health authority.


This course aligns with the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards, Second Edition – Standards Standards 1, 2, 5, 6 and 8.

Clinical Governance Standard: Ticked Partnering with Consumers Standard: Ticked Preventing and Controlling Healthcare-Associated Infection Standard Medication Safety Standard Comprehensive Care Standard: Ticked Communication for Safety Standard: Ticked Blood Management Standard Recognising and Responding to Acute Deterioration Standard: Ticked


Content team

  • Michele McKinnon
  • Christy Pirone
  • Christine Drummond

SA Health would like to acknowledge and thank the following:

  • Dr Chris Moy

Course structure