Emergency Care Proficiency

Resuscitation Certificate

Award holders must successfully complete a proficiency check, showing their competence in resuscitation techniques including:

  • A patient assessment on a live patient and demonstration of lateral position
  • DRABCD, CPR 1 and 2 person (adult or child or infant) on a manikin – to include resuscitation methods using a mask

Awards involving resuscitation are to be assessed annually. Once proficiency is achieved, resuscitation in other award proficiencies is not required.

NOTE: Even if a member has been deemed proficient in resuscitation, they must still demonstrate proficiency in conducting resuscitation in conjunction with equipment associated with the award being assessed. i.e. Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate..

Advanced Resuscitation Certificate (ARC)

Award holders must successfully complete a proficiency check, showing their competence in:

  • resuscitation techniques, AND
  • Oxy Viva operation, AND
  • the insertion of an Oropharyngeal Airway

NOTE: ARC proficiency DOES NOT include assessing the application of a neck brace as this now sits in the Spinal Management award and proficiency. A member may complete their Resuscitation Certificate proficiency as part of their ARC proficiency, if not already assessed in another award.

Resuscitation (as per Resuscitation Certificate above)
REMEMBER: If a member has already completed an award that required Resuscitation to be assessed i.e. Bronze Medallion, they are considered to be proficient.

Oxy Viva Operation
Use of air bag resuscitator on conscious/unconscious patient(s) during resuscitation scenario, e.g. therapy and resuscitation.

Oropharyngeal Airways
Correct measurement and insertion of an Oropharyngeal Airway (on a manikin where possible). Candidates must have an understanding of when and why an airway is introduced into resuscitation.

NOTE: The 2009/10 season is the last season in which clubs should be issuing this award. Following the 2009/10 season, holders of this award should be transitioned into the new Advanced Resuscitation Techniques (ART) Certificate, as outlined in the Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Implementation circular.

Defibrillation Certificate

Award holders must successfully complete a proficiency check, showing their competence in:

  • Resuscitation techniques, AND
  • Defibrillator operation.

A member may complete their Resuscitation Certificate proficiency as part of their Defibrillation proficiency, if not already assessed in another award. Defibrillation proficiencies can be conducted by an Assessor who holds the Defibrillation award.

Resuscitation (As per Resuscitation Certificate above)
REMEMBER: If a member has already completed an award that required Resuscitation to be assessed i.e. Bronze Medallion, they are considered to be proficient.

Defibrillator Operation
Demonstrating knowledge, and skill, in safety precautions associated with using a Defibrillator. Use of defibrillator on an unconscious patient(s) as part of a resuscitation scenario.
NOTE: The 2009/10 season is the last season in which clubs should be issuing this award. Following the 2009/10 season, holders of this award should be transitioned into the new Advanced Resuscitation Techniques (ART) Certificate, as outlined in the Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Implementation circular.

Spinal Management Certificate

All Spinal Management holders must have successfully completed the following proficiency checks:

  • Demonstrating placing a patient on a spinal board in a surf environment and on land.
    • This may require multiple scenarios to enable each person to demonstrate competence.
  • Application of cervical collar on a patient
    • This may occur during the above scenarios clearly identifying how to correctly measure and apply a cervical collar.

Spinal Management proficiencies can be conducted by an Assessor who holds the Spinal Management award.

Silver Medallion – Advanced Emergency Care

A member must remain proficient in:

  • Advanced Resuscitation Certificate AND
  • Senior First Aid certificate

to remain proficient in the Silver Medallion – Advanced Emergency Care.

Pain Management

Proficiencies for this award will be required at a minimum every two years and in some states annually depending on state permit requirements. Independent of the frequency, items included in the proficiency will include:

  • demonstration of set up and simulated use
  • knowledge of local security and state documentation requirements.

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