Advance Resuscitation Certificate
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  • Be a minimum of 15 years of age on the date of examination.
Learning Outcomes
Perform basic resuscitation (CPR) techniques.
  • Perform a priority injury management assessment of a patient.
  • Place a patient in recovery position.
  • Perform a patient rollover.
  • Open airway by attaining a backward head tilt.
  • Perform 5 full breaths in 10 seconds.
  • Detail breathing rate differences for adult, child, infant.
  • Perform mouth to mouth/nose/mask expired air resuscitation techniques.
  • Perform resuscitation (CPR) techniques.
  • Detail the systems of the body, specifically; musculor-skeletal, circulatory, respiratory, nervous.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of when to commence CPR, and flow chart procedures for CPR.
  • Detail CPR rate differences for adult, child, infant.
  • Perform 1 and 2 person CPR techniques.
  • Perform oxygen aided resuscitation technique.
  • Demonstrate and describe patient management procedures after CPR.
  • Demonstrate oxygen aided resuscitation.
  • Identify location and safety of oxygen resuscitation equipment.
  • Identify and assess patients requiring oxygen therapy.
  • Perform oxygen therapy techniques.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of airbag resuscitator units components and practical assessments.
  • List basic safety checks of airbag unit.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of component use.
  • Demonstrate practical procedural set up of airbag resuscitator unit.
  • Demonstrate use of airbag in simulated scenario.
  • Discuss roles of EAR, CPR and Airbag operators in emergency procedures.
  • Demonstrate appropriate communication skills with other operators.
  • Demonstrate correct application and management of Airbag on patient.
  • Describe appropriate management procedures to be undertaken under various circumstances e.g.; vomiting.
  • Describe post use procedures pertaining to airbag operations.
  • Demonstrate a theoretical and practical knowledge of Stifneck collars and their use.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of causes of aquatic spinal injuries.
  • Display knowledge of recognition of spinal injuries.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of principles of treatment and rescues.
  • Demonstrate ability to size, assemble and perform collar.
  • Demonstrate competency for fitting of Stifneck collar under varying circumstances.
Satisfy the majority of the Examiners in respect to their competence in all learning outcomes by:
  • Written/oral examination.
  • Basic Skill Performance.
  • Rescue Scenario simulation.
For this award to remain current candidates are required to perform an annual proficiency test.