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New resuscitation books “ideal for health professionals”

New resuscitation books “ideal for health professionals”

15 August 2016

The New Zealand Resuscitation Council has today released two brand new resources to support its resuscitation training for health professionals.

Resuscitation – A Guide for Health Professionals provides the standard knowledge expected of New Zealand health professionals who do not routinely attend resuscitation events. Resuscitation – A Guide for Advanced Rescuers uses the same baseline knowledge but extends this for health professionals who are more likely to attend or manage resuscitation events.

The new resources will soon be prescribed readings for the Council’s education programme for health professionals. This programme trains carers to respond to cardiac arrest, and uses skill stations and scenarios to equip learners with practical experience through simulation.

Editor Dr Robert Frengley said that his vision was “to provide up-to-date, accessible, and practical resuscitation resources that better support the Council’s education programme”. Earlier manuals served their purpose but contained a lot of information that is beyond the scope of the Council’s courses. Frengley points out that high-functioning teams are critical to successful resuscitations. This is a newer emphasis within the Council’s courses and is duly acknowledged in the new resources.

Dr Richard Aickin, Chair of the New Zealand Resuscitation Council, explains that new resuscitation guidelines were released at the beginning of 2016 after a five-year international review of evidence. The new resources incorporate all changes to treatment recommendations that are supported by the Council. He adds that robust and credible education is one of the areas where the New Zealand Resuscitation Council is committed to making a positive impact for New Zealanders.

Aickin says the new books have drawn on the expertise of a number of contributing authors and “are the output of many, many hours’ work.” Samples were shared with training providers before their release, and initial feedback has been very favourable. Aickin is confident that the new resources will help re-energise the Council's training, particularly for learners who must routinely attend training to meet professional requirements. And although the books have direct relevance to the Council’s training, they provide a general but comprehensive overview of best practice in resuscitation. “This makes them ideal resources for any health professional”, says Aickin.

“Clearly this is a very exciting time for the Council, and I’m delighted with the result”, says Aickin.

Resuscitation – A Guide for Health Professionals and Resuscitation – A Guide for Advanced Rescuers are available from the New Zealand Resuscitation Council.


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