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 CPR

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


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