Basic Life Support
Members of the Chadstone / East Malvern Rotary Club wanted to do something different to celebrate Rotary Vocational Services Month.
We elected to visit the workplace of member Tania Aisbett who works as a Clinical Nurse Educator (CNE) in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Monash Medical Centre (MMC).
And how different was it – not only did we get to hear what Tania does but we got to both see and
Tania is a nurse with 25 years experience, 23 of those working in ICU. After completing her Bachelor
of Nursing Tania went on to specialise in her current field by completing a Graduate Diploma in Critical
Care (ICU) and has completed a Master in Nursing Practice. Her care of patients has changed as well
from bedside nursing to team leading or in-charge work to educator, educating nurses in the ICU, nurses
new to ICU or for nurses undertaking post graduate studies.
During our visit to MMC Tania gave us a tour of the ICU. The ICU is a 26 bed unit that cares for critically ill patients and is considered unique in Australia for providing an extensive range of services.
Specialised services include cardiothoracic’s, renal, neurology, obstetrics, surgical and general adult and paediatric care. MMC serves the greater south eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
After the tour of the unit Tania provided training in safe delivery of Basic Life Support and the safe and practical use of the AED. (photos below)