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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

Basic & Advanced Life Support (ALS)

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 (PALS)

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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Emergencies in General Practice

Update your knowledge and skills with four live interactive webinars covering the management of common and serious emergencies in general practice.

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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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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.

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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 - 4th 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 eLearning, and live sessions.

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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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The ALERT Course webinar series 9th - 30th November 2021

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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GP Education Bundle

12 months access to online GP courses, regular live webinars, recorded presentations, interactive cases, videos, evidence summaries & more

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Surviving Sepsis - Minutes Matter

Launching on World Sepsis Day, 13 Sept, Surviving Sepsis - Minutes Matter brings you the latest information on how to recognise & treat sepsis in your clinical community.

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Critical Bytes - Ready to Resus: What’s new in resuscitation - 11 October 2021

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 - 25 October 2021

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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Anaesthesia & Recovery Room Essentials Virtual Classroom 4th - 5th November 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

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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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Advanced Life Support (ALS) 2-Day workshop

Designed to equip participants in 2022 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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Advanced Life Support Blended ALS (Online + 1 day Workshop)

Designed to equip participants in 2022 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 Blended (Online + 1 day Workshop)

New in 2022: 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.

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Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) 1 Day workshop

New in 2022. Designed to provide essential skills relating to the assessment and management of Paediatric patients with life threatening arrhythmias.

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