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The Resuscitation Council of Southern Africa is a voluntary co-ordinating body whose primary aim is to foster and co-ordinate the practice and teaching of resuscitation, and to promote uniformity and standardization of resuscitation techniques.


The Objectives of the Resuscitation Council of Southern Africa are:

  • To gather and collate as much scientific information regarding resuscitation techniques from as wide a variety of sources as possible, and to disseminate this information to all interested parties.
  • To provide an advisory and resource service regarding techniques, equipment, teaching methods and teaching aids.
    To foster research into methods of practice and teaching of resuscitation.
  • To pursue the development of standards for resuscitation equipment and to provide simplicity and uniformity in techniques and terminology regarding resuscitation.
  • To establish regular communications with other bodies with similar objectives, both in Southern Africa and abroad, and to provide a forum for discussion of all aspects of resuscitation.

The methods of implementing the Aims & Objectives of the Resuscitation Council of Southern Africa are:

  • To develop and publish policy statements which can be used as guidelines towards standardization of resuscitation procedures in Southern Africa.
  • To review world literature and research in resuscitation
  • To review and update policies by a process of consultation with member bodies and other experts
  • To act as a resource for anyone wanting authoritative material on the subject.
  • o advise publishers of inaccurate or inappropriate resuscitation material.
  • To review resuscitation material and equipment.