Spinal Management Course - UPDATE

Dear All

Following a recommendation from the October 2012 LEC meeting to lower the
age of the Spinal Management award to 15 years, this has now been
considered and endorsed by the LSC and National Medical Advisor.
This is effective immediately.

Surfguard has been updated accordingly, and the Awards and Qualifications
Chart and associated documents have been updated to reflect this change.

Please find attached the updated resources relating to the change in the
Spinal age.
These documents have been uploaded to the website also.

The Spinal Management resources will be released with the new age
prerequisite when we release the new version that has the updated HLT

By lowering the age requirement, it is envisaged that members will be able
to become more highly skilled lifesavers and be skilled to offer a much
greater level of care to the beach-going public.

It also allows clubs to offer a combination of awards concurrently.
We were advised at the meeting that there were no compliance issues
or reason as to why the age had been set at 16 years previously.

Spinal Management Course Overview (.PDF 140kb)


Pamela Simon
Academy Education Manager | Surf Life Saving NSW
3 Narabang Way | PO Box 307 | Belrose NSW 2085

Phone: (02) 9471 8077
Fax: (02) 9471 8001
Mobile: 0407 100 382
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