About Us

We are the guideline and standard setting body for resuscitation in New Zealand. Find out more about what we do and how we do it.


We are New Zealand’s authority on resuscitation. We take the time to look at international scientific developments occurring in resuscitation and apply the evidence to the New Zealand environment. We use this to inform the training that we provide to resuscitation instructors.

Our resuscitation instructors are certified to help others attain the Certificate of Resuscitation and Emergency Care (CORE). Whether you simply need to know the basics of resuscitation, or advanced techniques used in hospital situations, instructors are available at a level that is right for you.

As New Zealand’s guideline and standard setting body for resuscitation, you can be sure that our certified instructors offer the most up-to-date knowledge on resuscitation.

The New Zealand Resuscitation Council is represented on the International Liaison Committee of Resuscitation (ILCOR) through the Australian and New Zealand Committee on Resuscitation (ANZCOR). Our resuscitation guidelines are developed in collaboration with the Australian Resuscitation Council.

Find out more about Our Work or download our flier.

Our vision

That people in New Zealand /Aotearoa will have:

•    Access to resuscitation practice and education that is consistent and of high standard

•    The best possible outcome from immediate threats to life and limb.

Our mission

To be the standard setting body for resuscitation in New Zealand/Aotearoa.