Fellows and registrars on the main urgent care recertification programme, complete:

  • every three years, an 8-hour, assessed, resuscitation course such as the NZRC CORE advanced course, and
  • in the intervening years, a 4-hour refresher course such as the NZRC CORE skills course.

Alternatives exist. Minimum course requirements are listed here. The CORE immediate does NOT meet RNZCUC requirements.  A registrar or Fellow may choose any ACLS so long as they are NZRC accredited and meet the minimum requirements.

When completing the 8-hour course, claim 4 points for the annual resuscitation requirement, and an additional 4 points for the triennial requirement. We may be able to incorporate this into ePortfolio. Any additional hours on a course can be claimed in the flexible CPD requirements – link -wher?

A list of RNZCUC approved providers is here – link

An ACLS instructor who is actively teaching courses is exempt the refresher requirement (but should record this on ePortfolio). They are required to complete the examined CORE course once every three years.