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App puts CPR action plan in your hands

4 August 2017

Kids Save Lives, a new app that takes users through the steps of basic life support, has been released by the Australian and New Zealand Committee on Resuscitation. Read more....

Reduced injection time for Epipen autoinjectors

20 June 2017

ANZCOR Guideline 9.2.7 - First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis references the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) as the organisation that informs the administration of adrenaline (epinephrine) by way of autoinjector. ASCIA has advised that EpiPen® and EpiPen®Jr adrenaline (epinephrine) autoinjectors with the 3 second label will start to enter pharmacies in Australia and New Zealand from 13 June 2017 onwards. Find out more.

Keynote speakers announced for NZ Resus 2018

13 June 2017

Professor Myra Wyckoff, Associate Professor Marcus Ong, and Dr Jasmeet Soar have today been announced as keynote speakers for the New Zealand Resuscitation Council’s next conference, NZ Resus 2018 – Coming of Age, to be held in Wellington on 19-21 April. Read more....

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Emergency Care Instructor programme update

19 April 2017

The New Zealand Resuscitation Council is reviewing the Emergency Care Instructor (ECI) programme. At this time we will cease ECI Level 1, with immediate effect. We're also making some changes to ECI Level 2, which will be known simply as the Emergency Care Instructor Assessment. Find out more.

Welcome, Wellington Free!

10 April 2017

Wellington Free Ambulance, the newest member organisation on Council, provides the medical emergency response to around 450,000 people in greater Wellington and Wairarapa – about 10 percent of New Zealand’s population. As such, Wellington Free is an important provider of resuscitation, and a crucial link in the Chain of Survival. Read more....

Conventional CPR best for Cardiac Arrest

28 March 2017

Any person who is unresponsive and not breathing normally should be treated with conventional CPR.

The New Zealand Resuscitation Council made the statement to clarify misconceptions that compression-only CPR, also known as 'hands-only CPR', is an acceptable alternative when being trained in basic life support and First Aid. Read more....