75139 - Perform CPR - A Workshop for GPs
e a duty to respond to sudden cardiac arrest – they are expected to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) procedures in accordance with current ARC guidelines and techniques, without the assistance of specialist emergency services or equipment.
Participation in Basic Life Support training courses is known to increase bystander CPR and improve the outcomes of victims. Any attempt at resuscitation is better than no attempt and should be encouraged.
Evidence suggests the most important determinant of survival from sudden cardiac arrest is the presence of a trained rescuer who is ready, willing, able and equipped to act.