The Certificate of Resuscitation and Emergency Care, or ‘CORE’, is the New Zealand Resuscitation Council’s training programme for health professionals, and a professional requirement for all oral health practitioners.
The programme has previously been offered at several levels but this year the Resuscitation Council has phased in two general resuscitation courses for health professionals—CORE Immediate and CORE Advanced.
Dr Richard Aickin, Chair of the New Zealand Resuscitation Council says, “In many cases it will be clear to practitioners as to whether CORE Immediate or CORE Advanced is most appropriate for their training needs”
He adds that for some the choice may be less clear, and accreditation bodies will need to consider which knowledge and skills in resuscitation would be expected of their practitioners.
“With dentistry, the Dental Council will confirm the new requirements, and we are here to offer advice and support them in their decision”, says Dr Aickin.
More information on the changes are available on the Resuscitation Council’swebsite.