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Vaccinating A Child

Vaccinator CPR Training

All vaccinators must meet the Ministry of Health requirements by holding a current CPR certificate. Under the IMAC guidelines, all vaccinators need to achieve and maintain specific resuscitation skills and be able to resuscitate a patient should the need arise.

The PRS Immediate Responder course covers the core components required for vaccinators:

  • infant, child and adult CPR, including mouth-to-mouth, mouth-to-mask and the management of choking

  • administration of IM adrenaline for treatment of anaphylaxis

  • use of an automated external defibrillator

  • one- and two-person bag valve mask ventilation and mouth-to-mask technique.

In addition to the above, participants will also learn Airway Management techniques using Oropharyngeal airway (Guedal airways), LMA, Oxygen Administration and Suction.


The Immediate Responder course is available as a 3 hour face to face course in locations across NZ, or in a blended learning format where the theory component is completed online prior to attending a face-to-face practical session with a PRS instructor. During the face-to-face session you will demonstrate the practical techniques to the content learnt in the online module.

Face-to-face course locations cover multi level CPR sessions simultaneously. Click HERE to see course locations and to register for an Immediate Responder session.

More information on the blended learning format is available HERE.

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