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The resuscitation department is part of the Cardiology Service and teaches health care professionals the most effective methods of resuscitation appropriate to their own needs.

The Resuscitation Department’s aims are to:

  • encourage research into methods of resuscitation
  • study resuscitation teaching techniques
  • establish appropriate guidelines for resuscitation procedures
  • promote the teaching of resuscitation as established by the New Zealand Resuscitation Council
  • establish and maintain standards for resuscitation
As a department, it also coordinates and provides the following educational opportunities and courses:

  • C.O.R.E (certificate of resuscitation and emergency care) - mandatory training for all clinical staff on the cardiac arrest team.
  • Paediatric Life Support – mandatory training for all clinical staff who care for/treat children
  • New born course
  • Trauma extension course
  • Core skills


Community Defibrillator Project

Why is MidCentral DHB putting defibrillators in the community?

A casualty’s survival from sudden cardiac arrest is directly related to the time from collapse to defibrillation. If a defibrillator can be used in the community while an ambulance is on its way, survival rates can be improved dramatically. There is a vast body of international evidence that supports early use of defibrillation, and public access defibrillators are common in both the US and Europe.

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