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Teaching CPR and First Aid Safely - Kevin Nation, NZRC

Teaching CPR and First Aid Safely
By Kevin Nation, Chief Executive, NZ Resuscitation Council
With help from Alastair Reith, Communications and Engagement Advisor, NZ Resuscitation Council
 
People who teach others to save lives have an outstanding commitment to health and safety. Both on and off the job, they help others in need. However, sometimes this very commitment can lead to teachers putting their own personal needs second. Learners need a physically and emotionally safe learning envir…... Continue reading

Restart A Heart Day (Oct 2018)

The NZ Resuscitation Council 16 October Restart a Heart Day called for New Zealanders to join together with an aim to “know CPR” and, because only one person in ten survive a cardiac arrest, the plan was to increase survival rates before emergency services arrive using 3x key messages:  1. Call 111; 2. Push; 3. Shock.
The day aimed for thousands of resuscitation trainers around the world to take part in a coordinated effort to teach life-saving cardiopulmonary skills to as many people a…... Continue reading

Micro-credentialling - what is it? (Aug 2018)

Following test pilots, NZQA has released the recognition of micro-credentials within New Zealand’s education and training system.  The new Rules will be able to offer a broad variety of quality assured short courses where credentials (such as in building, biosecurity, technology etc.) which will be mostly driven by industry, can be uploaded and will provide pathways to new roles and jobs.  Micro-credentials may be owned delivered by international and New Zealand organisations which lay ou…... Continue reading