First Aid and CPR Requirements for Podiatrists in New Zealand:
The Podiatrists Board of NZ requires that basic life support and anaphylaxis certification are a core requirement as part of the continuing professional development (CPD) recertification program and is required every two years. Podiatrists are required to produce evidence of the course(s) attended or completed.
A number of courses are offered by a number of providers and typically comply with the 2020 Immunisation Handbook as those requirements do meet what is required by the Podiatrists Board of NZ. A course would typically take 2-3 hours plus some prior course reading and would cover:
- Child and adult CPR
- Management of choking
- Anaphylaxis and IM adrenaline
- Use of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
- One and two person bag valve mask ventilation and mouth to mask technique
It was a previous requirement that Podiatrists completed a more generic first aid certification that also included the above but that changed with the implementation of the new CPD framework on 1st Jan 2018.
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