Primary Care Education
Our courses for health professionals and support staff will help you meet your continuing development and accreditation needs.
We offer the courses health professionals need to meet their continuing professional development and accreditation requirements.
These are delivered by our clinical educators, and reflect current New Zealand and international guidelines and practice. We have a particular focus on resuscitation, teamwork, communication and leadership.
Courses are designed with input from our local Primary Health Organisations, and we have options for both individuals and practices which can be booked by registering via the Compass Health website.
For information, prices and dates for additional training visit the link above or email [email protected]. Arrangements can be made for onsite CPR for nurses and Core Skills for GP’s provided there is parking, lift access and a minimum of 8 participants.
Courses for medical centre administrators
You will learn about cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and recognise time critical medical events.
Courses for registered nurses
This resuscitation focused course enables you to meet vaccination certification requirements. It is a practical course based on the New Zealand Resuscitation Council (NZRC) Basic Life Support (BLS) guideline. It includes adult; child; and infant CPR; choking management; using an AED; ventilation using a bag valve mask; airway adjuncts (OPAs and LMAs/I-GELS) and supplementary oxygen. We also cover the recognition and treatment of time critical events (including anaphylaxis and IM Adrenaline).
Resuscitation and Emergency Scenarios
We can provide your workplace with realistic in-situ resuscitation and emergency training. Scenario content and delivery meets RNZCGP Cornerstone requirements.
New Zealand Resuscitation Council CORE Courses
We are a NZRC Certificate of Resuscitation Emergency Care (CORE) course provider, and deliver these NZRC CORE courses:
- CORE Skills – A practical, non-assessed skills session designed for health professionals who wish to develop and/or refresh their resuscitation skills. Appropriate for RNZCGP Fellows and Registrars in training.
- CORE Immediate – Adult and Child. A practical, assessed course suited for rescuers who might be expected to manage the early stages of cardiac arrest. Appropriate for GPs applying for RNZCGP Fellowship.
- CORE Advanced – A course for the advanced rescuer who is expected to manage and supervise resuscitation events. Appropriate for GPs operating in an rural environment.