To learn and demonstrate effective CPR & Basic Life Support in accordance with the ANZCOR 2016 Guidelines (Australian & New Zealand Committee On Resuscitation - formerly known as the ARC Guidelines).
This course involves an online component which must be completed prior to the practical assessment.
Relevance to General Practice
Basic Life Support (BLS) and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) skills are used infrequently, and therefore may diminish over time (RACGP; https://www.racgp.org.au/education/qicpd-program/gps/cpr/). Maintaining frequent training updates are crucial to staying up-to-date on best practice and also for the competence of practicing these skills if and when they may be required. The chances of survival can be greatly improved if the trained rescuer has the practical skill as well as the knowledge to act appropriately and quickly to the emergency. The RACGP minimum requirements are to complete CPR competence every 3 years (RACGP; https://www.racgp.org.au/education/qicpd-program/gps/cpr/), though IntelliLearn recommends yearly updates in line with other Medical Professions.
- Define the DRSABCD algorithm
- Discuss the importance and key issues related to each of the DRSABCD steps
- Explain the correct procedure to manage choking
- Understand the basic principles of C.P.R
- Attach and operate an A.E.D.
Domains of General Practice
D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
D3. Population health and the context of general practice
D4. Professional and ethical role
D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
Curriculum Contextual Units
- Adult health
- Children and young people health
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