The Resuscitation Council of Southern Africa is a not-for-profit organisation comprised of registered instructors, other individuals and organisations with an active interest in resuscitation. To accomplish the objectives and aims the RCSA strives for, we need support and funding.
The Resuscitation Council of Southern Africa (RCSA) is a voluntary coordinating body whose aims are:
To act as a quality advisory body on matters of resuscitation;
To review and participate in research related to resuscitation and make recommendations for implementation within the South and Southern African context;
To collaborate with other similar bodies both Nationally and Internationally;
To act as an advisory and support network for educators, researchers, students and the community in the area of resuscitation;
To collaborate with providers of resuscitation services with the view to guiding best practices of both training and implementation of resuscitation;
To collaborate with Universities and other Academic Institutions on the topic of resuscitation.
To achieve this aim the RCSA promotes the following objectives:
To develop and / or make available quality educational programmes on resuscitation;
To provide high quality instructor training for the educational programmes endorsed by the Resuscitation Council of Southern Africa;
To establish a network of dedicated faculty who shall be responsible for implementation and quality assurance of all educational programmes and instructor training;
To establish a network of Training Centres and Training Sites that act as the point of delivery of accredited education and training;
To participate in activities that support, promote, and strengthen the concept of “the chain of survival”;
To set up working groups, committees and advisory panels as may be required to undertake tasks related to the aims and objectives of the Organisation;
To establish a membership base of individuals and Organisations with an active interest in resuscitation from which interested parties can be drawn to contribute to the realisation of the aims and objectives of the Organisation;
To encourage best practice in resuscitation through participation in research projects and publication of evidence-based guideline
Some projects that the Resuscitation Council of Southern Africa (RCSA) has supported and sponsored previously and/or currently:
The RCSA funds participation in the activities of ILCOR (International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation). This ensures that Southern Africa is represented on the international stage, and that the latest advancements are reflected in local guidelines.
Developed the South African CPR for Everyone, First Aid Essentials for Children courses and in the process of developing the South African CPR for Professionals
CPR Week is organised as a National Health initiative by the RCSA in Nov of each year
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