The ERC course rules define clear standards for all our courses, including rules for specific courses, faculty composition, training progression and certificates. They guide delivery of all ERC courses.
Introduction and objectives
The objective of training is to equip the learner with the ability to provide resuscitation in a real situation
at the level at which they would be expected to perform, be they a lay bystander, a first responder in the community
or in hospital, a healthcare professional working in an acute area, or a member of a medical emergency or cardiac
arrest response team.
The courses are taught by trained instructors who have undertaken an ERC course in teaching and assessment. Teaching is conducted by encouragement with constructive feedback on performance rather than humiliation. First names are encouraged among both faculty and candidates to encourage teamwork, and the mentor/mentee system is used to enhance feedback and support for the candidate. Stress is inevitable, particularly during assessment, but the instructors aims are to enable the candidates to do their best.