7th May 2020

ARC Resuscitation Courses and COVID-19

As the restrictions introduced to mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic reduce, resuscitation training courses may be reintroduced. The ARC recommends course centres complete a risk assessment for all courses and follow National, State/Territorial and local Health and Safety, Infection Control and Occupational Safety requirements to safely facilitate courses.

For Information: ANZICS COVID-19 Guidelines Version 1 - March 23, 2020 (0.3 MB)

11 January 2022

Updated Flowchart 10 CPR in the Community

Version 2.1 - Published 10 January 2022

National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce

SAVING LIVES SAFELY: 3 new clinical flowcharts from the Taskforce & ICEG guiding clinician and trained first aid responders to give potentially lifesaving CPR as safely as possible.

3 December 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Statement - implications for resuscitation and first aid training

The Australian Resuscitation Council firmly believes that vaccination is a critical part of Australia's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vaccination not only helps protect you, your learners, and your community, but it also supports your colleagues.  Especially those caring for people who contract the virus.

We respect individuals' right to have their own opinions, but it is the Council's view that there is no place for anti-vaccination messages or any promotion of anti-vaccination claims.  This includes within advertising or on social media.

30 September 2021

Flowchart 6 CPR in Healthcare Settings

Version 3.0 - Published 25 November 2022

30 September 2021

Flowchart 7 Preparedness for CPR

Version 2.0 - Published 30 September 2021

19 August 2021

COVID-19 Impact on first aid and resuscitation training

Follow national, state/territorial, and local health and safety, infection control, and occupational safety requirements.  Adhere to public health directives.

21 April 2020

ILCOR COVID-19 review published: COVID-19 in cardiac arrest and infection risk to rescuers: a systematic review

22 October 2020

Community flowchart: ARC National Chair, Professor Peter Morley

22 October 2020

Healthcare setting flowcharts: Adj Clin Professor Simon Craig