Aims and Objectives of the ARC

The Australian Resuscitation Council is a voluntary co-ordinating body which represents all major groups involved in the teaching and practice of resuscitation. The Australian Resuscitation Council is sponsored by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. The Australian Resuscitation Council produces Guidelines to meet its objectives in fostering uniformity and simplicity in resuscitation techniques and terminology. Guidelines are produced after consideration of all available scientific and published material and are only issued after acceptance by all member organisations. This does not imply, however, that methods other then those recommended are ineffective.

Aims of the ARC

  • Foster and co-ordinate the practice and teaching of resuscitation, promote uniformity and standardisation of resuscitation, and act as a voluntary co-ordinating body

Objectives of the ARC

  • Provide a forum for discussion of all aspects of resuscitation
  • Foster interest in, and promulgate information regarding resuscitation
  • Gather and collate scientific information regarding resuscitation techniques; to recommend a modification of those techniques where appropriate on the basis of such information
  • Promote simplicity and uniformity in techniques and terminology regarding resuscitation
  • Provide an advisory and resource service regarding techniques, equipment, teaching methods and teaching aids
  • Foster research into methods of teaching and practice of resuscitation
  • Pursue the development of standards for training
  • Establish regular communications with other bodies with similar objectives, both in Australia and overseas
  • Consider and advise on the means of preventing circumstances in which resuscitation may become necessary
  • Do all such acts and things as are incidental, or subsidiary to all or any of the above objectives

    To meet these objectives the ARC

    • Develops and publishes Guidelines
    • Reviews and updates guidelines by consultation with member bodies and other experts
    • Reviews world literature and research in resuscitation
    • Act as a resource for anyone wanting authoritative material on resuscitation