Professor Ian Jacobs

ARCNews

We wish to advise of the tragic loss of Professor Ian Jacobs yesterday (Sunday 19th October 2014) after a sudden illness. For over 25 years Prof Jacobs has served the Australian Resuscitation Council tirelessly in various roles, including as Chair since 2000. His contribution to the national and international resuscitation community has been immense. We at the Australian Resuscitation Council … Read More

25 years’ service to the Australian Resuscitation Council

Carol CareyNews

At a recent Council dinner, Professor Ian Jacobs, National Chairman and Mrs Carol Carey, Executive Officer were recognised for 25 years’ service to the Australian Resuscitation Council.  Professor Ian Jacobs attended his first meeting in November 1989 as Chairman of the WA Branch, a position he still holds today.  In July 1994 he took on the role of Deputy Chairman and … Read More

Consultation of First Aid Until HLTAID001 – HLTAID007

Carol CareyNews

The draft new release of the First Aid units will be available for four weeks of public consultation from 21st July – 15th August 2014. Background The First Aid Subject Matter Expert Group (SMEG), in which the Australian Resuscitation Council was represented, signed off the draft of the new release of First Aid units:  HLTAID001 – HLTAID007 (HLTAID008 not included in this … Read More

Standards for Resuscitation: Clinical Practice and Education

Carol CareyGeneral Stuff, News

This document provides guidelines for clinical practice and education for healthcare providers responsible for resuscitation services within healthcare institutions. Health care institutions have a duty of care to provide an effective resuscitation service for patients, staff and visitors within the organisation and to ensure that their employees are educated to recognise and respond to acute deterioration. This institutional responsibility includes the … Read More

Press Release – Research conducted at the James Cook University – An in-vitro examination of the effect of vinegar on discharged nematocysts of Chironex fleckeri (Box Jellyfish)

Carol CareyNews

Re: Research conducted at the James Cook University – An in-vitro examination of the effect of vinegar on discharged nematocysts of  Chironex fleckeri (Box Jellyfish)The ARC is Australia’s peak resuscitation body and is responsible for developing guidelines for resuscitation and related emergencies. It does this within a framework consistent with the National Health and Medical Research Council recommendations for developing ... Read More

ARC Inaugural YouTube Video Competition WINNERS!

Carol CareyNews

Congratulations to Ben Cleaver for being awarded 1st Place for: Hands-Only CPR... It's Not Aero-Science!Second Place: Congratulations to Chris Taylor for: CPR for DummiesThird Place: Congratulations to Luke Mayze and Graeme Best for: Funny CPRYouTube ChannelView all the Videos on the ARC YouTube ChannelWatch Them now!

Therapeutic Hypothermia in Cardiac Arrest

Carol CareyBlog Category 1

An information update The Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) recommends the use of Therapeutic Hypothermia as part of a care bundle in the post arrest management of unconscious patients following cardiac arrest.(1) It is recommended that such patients are cooled to between 32° and 34°C for a period of 12 to 24 hours. This recommendation is consistent with international guidelines and … Read More

History of ARC Article

Carol CareyGeneral Stuff

ARC History

Extract from the September 2013 edition of Surgical News – reproduced with permission of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Concerns with Automated External Defibrillator Deployment Registry (AEDDR)

Carol CareyNews

AEDDR

On the 29th November 2012 the Automated External Defibrillator Deployment Registry (AEDDR) launched “The Defibrillator Guidelines”. Details of the launch are available here. Since then the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) has received many enquiries as the circumstances surrounding this initiative, the purpose of the Defibrillator Guidelines and regulatory authority of the AEDDR. The AEDDR website states “The establishment of the … Read More