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Susan Helmrich

Susan Helmrich RN, DipAppScNsg, BN, CritCareCert, CoronaryCareCert, TraumaNsgCareCert, CertIV(TAE), MN(Ed), GradCert(Ldrshp & Mgt) has extensive experience as Critical Care Nurse Educator, and Education Manager. Susan is a world class resuscitation educator, having published Adult and Paediatric Advanced Life Support Manuals as well as Resuscitation Instructors Manuals.

Susan has also spent a number of years as the Resuscitation Coordinator at The Wesley Hospital and during her time there was a recipient of the CEO award for Innovation and Excellence. Susie has developed several blended education programs in adult and paediatric ALS for the Uniting Care Health group of hospitals, as well as Clinical mandatory competency training for The Wesley Hospital utilising interactive eLearning and simulation based training.

Susan has previously been the National Education Development Manager for ACCCN and as part of this role, developed a National Curriculum for resuscitation education, represented the ACCCN on the National ARC, was Chair of the ACCCN Resuscitation Advisory Panel, and Member of the ACCCN Education Advisory Panel.

Susan has vast experience in face to face and blended or online education and has presented at a range of National and International conferences. She has also had involvement with a range of Universities as clinical facilitator, clinical tutor and lecturer.

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Educator Courses

Anaesthesia & PACU Nursing Clinical Updates - On-Demand

Clinical and professional updates to support working in the PACU and Anaesthetic environment

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Critical Bytes - Ready to Resus: What’s new in resuscitation

This Critical Byte will focus on all things resuscitation giving you the resources to introduce updated 2021 protocols into your clinical practice.

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Critical Bytes - Too hot to handle: Managing clinical emergencies in ICU vs ED vs OT - On Demand

This Critical Byte will cover the latest on management of clinical emergencies in the different critical care environments of ICU, ED and Theatre.

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Respiratory Toolbox: Assessment and Management in the COVID Era

A free clinical update webinar on the assessment and management of patients with respiratory complications including COVID-19.

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Critical Bytes - Crisis Resource Management (CRM) in Critical Care | On-Demand

Delve into some complex cases to discuss the role of crisis resource management. What is the key to calming the chaos?

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Critical Bytes - Can’t Intubate Can’t Oxygenate (CICO) | On-Demand

The latest tips for managing the tricky airway and how simulation based training can help us.

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Critical Bytes - Delirium, Agitation and Pain - On Demand

Want to know more about managing and preventing delirium, agitation and pain? Join our panel of experts as we discuss the complexity of the critical care patient.

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Critical Bytes - The Crashing Patient - On Demand

How to manage the critically ill patient, from assessment of deterioration, interpreting ventilator waveforms and tweaking ventilator settings, and titrating inotropes.

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Critical Care Review Webinars

This is an on demand series of webinars aimed at refreshing and updating clinicians on key critical care nursing content.

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Critical Care Toolbox

A free clinical update on the elements essential to working in a Critical Care Environment including patient assessment, communication, documentation, escalation and resuscitation.

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Rapid Introduction to High Acuity Nursing

Quickly improve your knowledge and skills with 4 hours of case based learning to help you prepare for deployment to high acuity nursing areas including critical care units.

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Court’s in Session: A coronial investigation into Anaphylaxis

Stay ahead in anaphylaxis management with insights from a Coroner's case. Discover the latest recommendations on allergies, anaphylaxis & adrenaline in this up-to-date webinar

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Resuscitation Toolbox: Optimising resuscitation and the role of high performance CPR

How well do you perform in a resus? Access this free toolbox webinar for strategies to high performance CPR and optimisation of resus teams.

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Court's in Session: Track and Trigger - On Demand

How good are you at detecting & escalating deterioration? Join us as we follow a coroner’s case & investigate the role of track & trigger tools for managing deterioration

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Anaphylaxis Clinical Update

A learning package on the recognition and management of Anaphylaxis, including clinical application through coronial inquest findings.

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Atrial Fibrillation

Clinical update short course on Atrial fibrillation including skills video on synchronised cardioversion

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Court’s in Session: Paediatric Sepsis

Despite best efforts, deaths related to paediatric sepsis remain a problem. This webinar explores the findings from coronial investigations to provide some valuable lessons.

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Lunch and Learn: ABG Interpretation

This on demand Lunch and Learn session will provide top tips to help you easily understand ABG interpretation and apply the results to patient care.

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Lunch and Learn: Wound Care

This on demand Lunch and Learn session will provide top tips to help you navigate wound care including staging, dressings & complex treatment options.

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Critical Bytes - Malignant Hyperthermia - On Demand

This Critical Byte explores the recognition and management of Malignant Hyperthermia.

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Recognising and Responding to Clinical Deterioration On Demand

Recognition and management of clinical deterioration remains one of the tricker aspects of clinical care, with 1 in 20 hospitalised patients experiencing an episode.

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Lunch and Learn: Post Operative Nausea & Vomiting

This on demand Lunch and Learn session provides top tips to help you prevent and manage PONV for surgical patients.

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Lunch and Learn: CVADs

This on demand Lunch & Learn session provides top tips to help you care for patient with CVADs, including insertion, accessing & troubleshooting.

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PACED: Paediatric Assessment of Clinical Emergencies & Deterioration - On Demand

PACED explores childhood emergencies and outlines the physiological differences and pathways to deterioration in children.

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Post operative clinical deterioration

This short course prepares you to recognise and manage the clinically deteriorating patient in a post operative environment

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Critical Bytes: Code Crimson - MTP - On Demand

This Critical Byte uses trauma, surgical and obstetric case studies to discuss catastrophic blood loss requiring initiation of massive transfusion protocol.

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Critical Bytes - Creating a culture of safety: the impact of human factors - On Demand

Creating a culture of safety starts with speaking up and tapping in to the many human factors that help or hinder safe patient care.

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Court’s in Session: The “Swiss Cheese” of Postoperative Deterioration

Have you experienced a deteriorating patient in the postoperative setting?

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Critical Bytes - Triage - On Demand

Effective patient triage helps those who need immediate attention to get appropriate care, and those with less urgent needs to wait for care without experiencing harm.

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Surviving Sepsis - Minutes Matter On Demand

Could it be sepsis? Learn the latest information on how to recognise and treat sepsis by attending our Surviving Sepsis - Minutes Matter Program.

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Lunch and Learn: CVADs Bonus Content

This on demand Lunch & Learn session provides top tips to help you care for patient with CVADs, including insertion, accessing & troubleshooting.

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The ALERT Course™ On-Demand

The Acute Life-threatening Emergencies, Recognition and Treatment program focuses on the assessment and management of patients experiencing clinical emergencies.

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Lunch and Learn: Reversible causes of arrest

This Lunch and Learn session provides interactive cases on the assessment and management of causes of cardiac arrest including 4Hs &4Ts & special circumstances.

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ECG Interpretation Course On-Demand

This course provides case based review of ECG interpretation for nurses, doctors & paramedics.

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Perioperative Nursing Essentials On Demand

This course is an overview of essential concepts for nursing in the perioperative environment including scrub-scout, anaesthesia and PACU nursing.

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Emergencies in General Practice On-Demand

This webinar series will help prepare you to manage a number of medical emergencies.

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Lunch and Learn: Reversible causes of arrest - Bonus Content

This on demand lunch and learn session provides interactive cases on the assessment and management of causes of cardiac arrest including 4Hs &4Ts & special circumstances

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Critical Bytes - Pain in the Critically Ill

This Critical Byte explores the many issues of pain management for patients experiencing acute, chronic or neuropathic pain.

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Critical Care Nursing Course

This course is aimed at developing the knowledge and skills of nurses working or wanting to work in a critical care environment

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Responding to Anaphylaxis - Minutes Matter - On Demand

The incidence of anaphylaxis is increasing in Australia. Refresh your knowledge on how to recognise, manage and respond effectively to patients with anaphylactic reactions.

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Lunch and Learn: HFNP

This lunch and learn focuses on high flow nasal cannula therapy for pre-oxygenation during intubation, hypoxaemic respiratory failure, and post operative use in patients with OSA.

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Lunch and Learn: Surgical Safety

This Lunch and Learn session will give an overview of Surgical Safety including the significance of the WHO checklist in achieving optimal patient care outcomes.

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Zero in on Sepsis - Promoting World Sepsis Day

Could it be sepsis? As a time critical medical emergency that arises from the dysregulated response to infection, you need to be able to recognise and stop sepsis in its tracks.

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Managing respiratory disease in patients with Long COVID

This webinar focuses on evidence-based practices in the management of long-term respiratory conditions.

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Lunch and Learn: Non-invasive ventilation (NIV)

NIV supports patients with respiratory failure or acute pulmonary oedema, but requires careful titration to balance improvements in oxygenation against reduced cardiac output.

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Lunch and Learn: Capnography

This Lunch and Learn session will provide top tips to demystify capnography and help recognise the vital role it plays in providing effective treatment and enhancing patient safety

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Undifferentiated Chest Pain: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Emergency Response

Update your skills on the management of undifferentiated chest pain in this webinar focused on a range of patient case studies and application of the latest clinical guidelines

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PREPARED - Preventing & Responding to Clinical Deterioration

Optimise your skills with Medcast's comprehensive course: PREPARED - Preventing and Responding to Emergencies - Patient Assessment, Recognition & Escalation of Deterioration

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Critical Bytes - Can’t Intubate, Can’t Oxygenate CICO

Navigating the difficult airway, advanced strategies for CICO situations in the ED, ICU or operating room.

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PACED: Paediatric Assessment of Clinical Emergencies & Deterioration 2024

PACED explores the paediatric deterioration pathways, with in-depth reviews of childhood emergencies & physiological variations across the age groups.

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ECG Interpretation Course 2024

This course provides case based review of ECG interpretation for nurses, doctors & paramedics.

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Essentials of ICU Nursing

This webinar explores the essentials of critical care nursing with an overview of the key skills for patient management, ICU equipment & working in a high-stakes environment.

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Surviving Sepsis - Minutes Matter

Could it be sepsis? Learn the latest information on how to recognise and treat sepsis by attending the not to be missed Surviving Sepsis - Minutes Matter Program

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Perioperative pathway: Professional practice and enhancing patient care in surgery

This is the first installment of the Perioperative nursing update course and provides an overview of the professional roles, and patient experience through the operating suite

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CCN: Performing a physical assessment on a critically ill patient

This webinar supports the CCN course, and focuses on the structured approach to physical assessment of the critically ill patient.

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Lunch and Learn: Revolutionise accreditation & clinical education

Enhance patient outcomes, clinician engagement and be ready for short notice accreditation with a transformative learning experience platform designed by industry leaders.

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CCN: Intubation & Tracheostomy Care in the ICU

This webinar supports the CCN course, and focuses on the emergency intubation of an acutely ill ICU patient and the role of tracheostomies for long term ventilation & weaning.

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Critical Bytes - Arterial Blood Gas Interpretation

Discover the intricacies of ABG interpretation including cause, compensation, the meaning of other variables like Aa gradient and p50 and how to apply findings to patient care

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