As stated below, the aims of the ARC NSW are to foster and co-ordinate the practice and teaching of resuscitation, promote uniformity and standardisation of resuscitation practice, and to act as a voluntary co-ordinating body.

We are a not-for-profit organisation and increasingly act as an advocate for patients in need of resuscitation, promoting at all levels an agenda of excellence in patient care and public systems to provide that care.

The ARC NSW strongly believes that development of initiatives such as community training in Basic Life Support (BLS) / Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) programs and Cardiac Arrest Registries (CAR) are essential to improve the recognition, treatment and survival of critically ill members of the NSW community.

The ARC NSW actively promotes the use of up-to-date science and best evidence in the performance of resuscitation.

The ARC NSW runs an active training program for professional clinicians, and is the primary provider of Level 1 and 2 Advanced Life Support courses across NSW.

ARCNSW is a branch of the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC)

Aims:

  • To foster and co-ordinate in NSW the practice and teaching of resuscitation

  • To promote uniformity and standardisation of resuscitation techniques

  • To act in NSW as a voluntary co-ordinating body

  • To advocate for all members of the community who need, or may need, resuscitation in any form

  • To campaign for health system change on behalf of the community, in order to promote and ensure the highest possible quality of prevention and care for those who need, or may need, resuscitation

  • To campaign for legislative change when necessary, in order to promote and ensure the highest possible quality of prevention and care for those who need, or may need, resuscitation

  • To promote the use of up-to-date science and best evidence in the performance of resuscitation

Objectives:

  • To provide a forum for discussion of all aspects of resuscitation

  • To foster interest in, and promulgate information regarding resuscitation

  • To promote simplicity and uniformity in techniques and terminology regarding resuscitation

  • To gather and collate scientific information regarding resuscitation techniques; to consider a modification of those techniques where appropriate on the basis of such information

  • To foster research into methods of teaching and practice of resuscitation

  • To provide an advisory and resource service regarding techniques, teaching methods and teaching aids in accordance with national policies

  • To pursue the development of standards for training

  • To establish regular communications with other bodies with similar objectives in NSW

  • To consider and advise on the means of preventing circumstances in which resuscitation may become necessary

  • To do all such acts and things as are incidental, or subsidiary to all or any of the above objectives

We are a not-for-profit organisation and the primary provider of Level 1 and 2 Advanced Life Support courses in NSW.  These courses are co-badged between the Australian Resuscitation Council and the Resuscitation Council UK.  For more information on these courses or instructions on how to enrol please click on the ALS courses tab above.

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