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Next conference just six months away!

17 October 2017

NZ Resus 2018 – Coming of Age will be held at Te Papa, Wellington on 19-21 April 2018. This event will attract over 350 delegates, many of whom are clinicians who work in hospitals around the country. This time our conference will have wider appeal to those who provide urgent medical care outside of hospital, and part of the programme will include a stream for first aid and out-of-hospital response. Read more....

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Restart a Heart Day 2017

12 October 2017

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Monday 16 October is Restart a Heart Day, a worldwide day to raise public awareness about how to help improve survival from cardiac arrest before emergency services arrive. 

This year’s Restart a Heart Day sees New Zealand taking part for the first time, and the focus is on CPR and AEDs. New Zealand Resuscitation Council member organisations St John, Wellington Free Ambulance, Fire and Emergency New Zealand, and the Heart Foundation are all supporting Restart a Heart Day, as is the Health Promotion Agency. Find out more.


Schools urged to plan for cardiac arrest

12 September 2017 AEDs in School fact sheet

The Ministry of Education and New Zealand Resuscitation Council have partnered to develop AEDs in schools, a guidance document for school boards and leaders.

AEDs in schools raises awareness that sudden cardiac arrest may happen to anyone, and it may occur on school grounds or during school activities. Schools are encouraged to prepare for such an emergency and consider the value of an onsite automated external defibrillator (AED). AEDs in schools poses questions such as ‘Should my school purchase an AED?’, ‘Do staff and students know how to do first aid, CPR and use an AED?’, and ‘Do we have a clear and simple plan to access the AED?’ Read more.... 


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.