Advanced Medical

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support - Level 4 NZRC or Equivalent

    People trained to this level will have a practical working knowledge of Automated External Defibrillation (AED) as well as practical skills including airway control using a laryngeal mask ariway (LMA), precordial thump, IV Insertion and the prepartion of emergency drugs for administraion by higher level rescuers. They will also have an understanding of the principles of manual defibrillation and advanced airway methods (such as endotracheal intubation) in order that they may assist higher rescuers with these procedures.

    This course is designed for General Practitioners, Hospital Nursing Supervisors, Intermediate LIfe Support Paramedics, Occupational Health Nurses, Experienced On-Site Medics and Dentistis

    This course is NZ Dental Association Approved

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  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support - Level 5 NZRC or Equivalent

    In addition to level 4 skills, this level 5 group will have the ability to perform basic ECG interpretation and therefore to deliver manual defibrillation and intravenous adrenaline administration. This level would include those health-trained rescuers who may be asked to manage and supervise resuscitation scenarios where little immediate back up is available from higher level rescuers.

    For General Practitioners, Hospital Nursing Supervisors, Intermediate Life Support Paramedics, Occupational Health Nurses, Experienced On-Site Medics and Remote Medics.

    The Royal College of General Practitioners Approved

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  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support - Level 6 NZRC or Equivalent

    These rescuers would have the ability to manage and supervise resuscitation scenarios using the full drug / defibrillation regimens. This may also include endotracheal intubation and the ability to consider and correct a number of conditions that predispose to cardiac arrest.

    This level might include trained paramedics and those nursing staff working in specialist units where resuscitation, in the absence of immediate medical back up is a common and expected event. Appropriate hospital units would include coronary, cardiothoracic surgical, intensive care, paediatric and neonatal intensive care units.

    The Royal College of General Practitioners Approved

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  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support - Level 7

    The medical provider level (level 7) is the level of expertise expected of doctors who are not specialists in the fields of resuscitation or emergency care. Although it is recognized that most doctors will have less practical resuscitation experience than many level 6 rescuers, they must possess a theoretical and practical abilities in 6 skills, in addition to a more complete understanding of conditions predisposing to cardiac arrest as well as post arrest management.

    The Royal College of General Practitioners Approved

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