Melisa Richards-West (RN, Crit. Care Cert, B.Ed.). Since completing her Critical Care qualification in 1991 Melisa has gained extensive experience in intensive care nursing with particular interest in cardiothoracic clinical practice. Melisa is a regular presenter and instructor in the Basic & Advanced Life Support workshops and the Critical Care Nursing short course. Melisa has over 15 years’ experience teaching at a postgraduate level & as an educational consultant. She has also presented at both national & international conferences & always receives outstanding reviews.