Ken Hambrecht RN, ICU Cert., B.Sc, (Physiology & Biochem.), M.I.Biol, M.Ed., J.P. MACN, has extensive experience in Critical Care practice & Medical education. This includes more than 25 years co-ordinating & teaching Critical Care Courses and other Medical Education.

Ken has been an active member of many professional organisations and has many publications to his credit in the areas of respiratory & cardiac care, pulse oximetry, professional development, & resuscitation. Most recently Ken has authored two book chapters for one of the most widely sold texts in the Asia-Pacific region on the topics of Recognizing and Responding to Clinical Deterioration, and Resuscitation.

In recognition of his outstanding contribution to medical education, Ken has been awarded honorary life membership of the Australian College of Perianaesthesia Nurses (ACPAN). Ken has also been a member of the Australian Resuscitation Council, including the Advanced Life Support Committee.

Ken is widely sought for his expertise in consulting, lecturing & conducting short education programs, & has presented at national & international conferences.

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Educator Courses

Anaesthesia & Recovery Room Nursing – The Essentials image
Anaesthesia & Recovery Room Nursing – The Essentials

This is designed as both a refresher on essential concepts and provide those early in their Anaesthesia & Recovery Nursing career with greater insight into their clinical practice.

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Basic & Advanced Life Support

Designed to equip participants with the necessary cognitive and psychomotor skills required to respond to patients in a cardiac arrest in a health care environment.

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Paediatric Advanced Life Support

Designed to provide essential skills relating to the assessment and management of Paediatric patients with life threatening arrhythmias.

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Critical Care Nursing - 10 week

Presented one evening per week for 10 weeks, This short course will present concepts from fundamental to advanced levels relating to Critical Care Nursing.

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Recognising and Responding to Clinical Deterioration

A problem solving approach to the assessment and management of a wide variety of patient conditions to improve patient safety and outcomes.

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Anaphylaxis: recognition and treatment

This cased based webinar will cover the recognition of the signs & symptoms, and emergency management of anaphylaxis.

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Difficult Airway Management

Master essential airway management skills in this hands on workshop. Review difficult airway algorithms using a case histories & gain experience with some of the latest devices.

Heated and Humidified High Flow Nasal Oxygen (HFNO) Therapy image
Heated and Humidified High Flow Nasal Oxygen (HFNO) Therapy

This FREE webinar will explore the clinical applications for heated and humidified high flow nasal oxygen (HFNO) therapy.

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Envenomation: Management in pre-hospital and hospital environments

This FREE webinar will explore effects from envenomation from selected species, and the appropriate management of these effects in the pre-hospital and hospital environments. 

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High Dependency Nursing Online

This course is designed to provide nurses, with essential skills relating to the assessment and management of patients who are classified as being highly dependent.

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Critical Care Nursing Online

This course provides nurses with current knowledge and skills they can apply to any Critical Care setting.

Nasal High Flow Therapy – Physiological Mechanisms image
Nasal High Flow Therapy – Physiological Mechanisms

This webinar will cover an overview of the physiological mechanisms of nasal high flow therapy and the clinical evidence to support its use in key hospital areas.

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Nasal High Flow Therapy - PACU to the Ward: continuum of care

This webinar focuses on the application of high flow in PACU, and the transfer of patients into the ward while maintaining the therapy.

Recognising & Responding to Clinical Deterioration: Online image
Recognising & Responding to Clinical Deterioration: Online

A problem solving approach to the assessment and management of a wide variety of patient conditions to improve patient safety and outcomes. Includes pre-recorded and live webinars.

Emergencies in General Practice: On Demand (Recorded) Webinars image
Emergencies in General Practice: On Demand (Recorded) Webinars

6 hours of education (webinars recorded September 2020) covering the recognition, investigation and management of common emergencies that present in General Practice.

Critical Care Nursing - 10 Week Virtual Classroom Q4 2020 image
Critical Care Nursing - 10 Week Virtual Classroom Q4 2020

An interactive and virtual classroom and webinar series presented 1 evening per week for 10 weeks. You will learn fundamental to advanced concepts of Critical Care Nursing.

Critical Care & High Dependency Course Bundle image
Critical Care & High Dependency Course Bundle

This bundle of courses is designed to provide nurses with essential skills in both high dependency and critical care settings and over 50 hours of CPD

The ALERT Course™ Virtual Classroom - On Demand image
The ALERT Course™ Virtual Classroom - On Demand

Acute Life-threatening Emergencies, Recognition & Treatment - a variety of clinical conditions, which if not recognised & treated may result in death or morbidity for the patient.

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Anaesthesia & PACU Nursing Virtual Classroom On Demand 2021.1

With new topics each 12 months, this course uses a case history approach to assist all Anaesthesia & Recovery Room nurses to stay at the forefront of their clinical practice.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout for Nurses

The COVID-19 vaccines are here! This free webinar for Australian Nurses will answer your Vaccine related questions.

Anaesthesia & Recovery Room Essentials On Demand 2021.1 image
Anaesthesia & Recovery Room Essentials On Demand 2021.1

This online course is both a refresher on essential concepts & provides those early in their Anaesthesia & Recovery Nursing career with greater insight into their clinical practice

Emergencies in General Practice: Live Webinar Series 2021 image
Emergencies in General Practice: Live Webinar Series 2021

4 x Live Webinars covering the recognition, investigation and management of common emergencies that present in General Practice.

Court’s in Session: The Impact of Sepsis image
Court’s in Session: The Impact of Sepsis

This free webinar will take an active approach in the analysis of a coroner’s case of post-operative deterioration, leading to sepsis.

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

Basic & Advanced Life Support Blended (Online + 1 Day Workshop) image
Basic & Advanced Life Support Blended (Online + 1 Day Workshop)

A blend of self-paced online learning and a hands-on skill session designed to equip participants to respond to patients in a cardiac arrest in a health care environment.

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Paediatric Advanced Life Support Blended (Online + 1 Day Workshop)

A blend of self-paced online learning and a hands on skill session designed to equip participants to respond to paediatric patients in a cardiac arrest.

Anaesthesia & PACU Nursing Virtual Classroom November 2021 image
Anaesthesia & PACU Nursing Virtual Classroom November 2021

With new topics each 12 months, this course uses a case history approach to assist all Anaesthesia & Recovery Room nurses to stay at the forefront of their clinical practice.

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Recognising & Responding to Clinical Deterioration 4-5 August 2021

A problem solving approach to the assessment and management of a wide variety of patient conditions to improve patient safety and outcomes. Includes pre-recorded and live sessions

Anaesthesia and Recovery Room Essentials Virtual Classroom 29th - 30th July 2021 image
Anaesthesia and Recovery Room Essentials Virtual Classroom 29th - 30th July 2021

This online course is both a refresher on essential concepts & provides those early in their Anaesthesia & Recovery Nursing career with greater insight into their clinical practice

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

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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Critical Bytes Bundle 2021

Are you ready for some Byte sized grabs of education on the latest developments in Critical Care? Join our 4 part series to get your update from the experts.

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