NZRC CORE Immediate

Duration: 4-6hrs

The CORE Immediate Certificate is designed to provide instruction on the fundamental of advanced life support by healthcare personnel who may have initiate resuscitation, then participate as part of the resuscitation team once expert help arrives. The course is intended to address the very large number of health professionals who make up the bulk of the in-hospital system, and those working in low-risk community settings eg. Dentists that do not perform IV sedation and registered nurses working in low acuity settings. The course can be delivered in two streams. Adult only (4 hours) and Adult and child combined (6 hours)

There is no written assessment on the CORE Immediate Course

Pre-course reading is required to be completed a minimum of one week prior to attending course

The four skill stations that assessed on the CORE Immediate course are:

  • Airway Management
  • Adult CPR
  • Paediatric CPR
  • Use of an AED


In addition to the above skill stations, participants complete a number of scenarios resuscitations skills to practice resuscitation in a team environment.  For more detailed information about CORE Immediate.

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The New Zealand Resuscitation Council believes that CORE Immediate represents the minimum knowledge of emergency care for health professionals. Those working in areas of high risk and those wishing to gain a broad understanding of emergency care should complete the full CORE Advanced course. The CORE Immediate text book is available directly from the New Zealand Resuscitation Council although Resuscitation Skills holds a small stock of texts available to rent for those who do not intend to purchase the text book. 

Period of Certification

The CORE Immediate certificate is validated by the NZRC for one year from the date of issue. For their own purposes, employing organisations and accreditation bodies may recognise the certification for longer than this. However, because of the decline in skill-level, the NZRC does not support any recognition period longer than 3 years.

CORE Immediate Text

Click below to order CORE Immediate text from the NZRC $65.00 Incl GST and delivery



  • Adult CPR
  • Child CPR
  • Use of AED
  • Use of suction and oropharyngeal airways
  • Use of laryngeal mask airways
  • Cardiac arrest scenarios
  • Fundamentals of team work during an emergency
  • No written assessment 

Upcoming Courses

Saturday, 7 September 2019
  • Cost $275.00 plus GST per person
  • Location: Auckland City Hospital Clinical Skills Centre view map
  • Class size: Maximum 20 students
  • Time: From 8:45am to 3:00pm
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