Resuscitation Planning - 7 Step Pathway

$11/per user

  • 12 months access
  • 1 attempt at passing

What you will learn

This course introduces the ‘Resuscitation Plan – 7 Step Pathway’. Use of this Pathway will ensure safe and high-quality resuscitation planning and end-of-life care that is patient and family/carer centred and, whenever possible, aligned with the values, needs and wishes of the individual and their family/carer.


Resuscitation Planning – 7 Step Pathway is an online course for:

  • health-care workers providing direct clinical care to patients
  • non-clinical workforce
  • health-care workers with responsibility for quality improvement
  • educators of nursing and medical staff
  • health service managers.

A further course, Putting the Resuscitation Plan – 7 Step Pathway into Practice, provides case studies to explore putting the Resuscitation Plan – 7 Step Pathway into practice. It is suitable for health care workers providing direct clinical care.

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe the purpose and process of the Resuscitation Plan – 7 Step Pathway
  • describe your legal and professional obligations related to resuscitation planning
  • describe your role in relation to each step in the Resuscitation Plan – 7 Step Pathway, and the implementation of a patient’s resuscitation plan
  • describe the rights of the patient, the Substitute Decision-Maker, family members and carers in end-of-life planning and the Resuscitation Plan – 7 Step Pathway
  • describe your role in recognising a person is approaching end-of-life using the five triggers
  • describe your role in the effective clinical handover of a patient with a Resuscitation Plan – 7 Step Pathway.

About this course


The course is designed to take around 45 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.


The course aligns with National Safety and Quality Health Service, second edition – Standard 1, 2, 5, 6 & 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