Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Course (ARTC)

Course Description:

  • Open to all members over 15 years of age at date of assessment.
  • Teaches new skills including the addition of oxy-viva air bag resuscitation and spinal brace usage. It requires precision and effective use of patient assessment, EAR, CPR and oxygen equipment usage as the main requirements
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 roll over
  • 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; muscular-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 air bag resuscitator units components and practical assessments
  • List basic safety checks of air bag unit
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of component use
  • Demonstrate practical procedural set up of air bag resuscitator unit
  • Demonstrate use of air bag in simulated scenario
  • Discuss roles of EAR, CPR and air bag operators in emergency procedures
  • Demonstrate appropriate communication skills with other operators
  • Demonstrate correct application and management of air bag on patient
  • Describe appropriate management procedures to be undertaken under various circumstances e.g.; vomiting
  • Describe post use procedures pertaining to air bag operations
  • Demonstrate a theoretical and practical knowledge of Stiff-neck 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 Stiff-neck 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.