Clubs & Members

Advanced Resuscitation Techniques

The Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Course (ARTC) is conducted through local Surf Life Saving Clubs for members, contact your Surf Club to enrol in the next ARTC Course.

Course Introduction

The aim of the Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate course is to develop your skills and knowledge to use oxygen, airway management devices, and automated external defibrillators during resuscitation, and to administer oxygen to casualties.

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, the candidate should be able to:

  • Assess the casualty and develop a management plan
  • Check defibrillation equipment
  • Attach and operate a defibrillator
  • Recover and restore defibrillation equipment
  • Check resuscitation equipment
  • Resuscitate a casualty using oxygen
  • Use oxygen to provide therapy
  • Recover and restore oxygen equipment
  • Maintain an airway by:
    • Using oropharyngeal airways (OP airways)
    • Using suction


Candidates will be assessed for competence in the following ways:

  • Completion of the ART workbook
  • Practical scenarios


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