About Us

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A wealth of knowledge

With a combined experience of over 40 years, founders Paul Whiston and Andy Mathison started Advanced Resuscitation Training (ART) in 2013 as they saw that there was a huge gap between the type of training people wanted to do and what was actually available. Their mission is to provide the highest quality of resuscitation training.

Having taught on many resuscitation courses run by different organisations the pair decided to concentrate on running the only ALS courses accredited by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC).

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Benchmark quality

The Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) ALS1 and ALS2 courses are co-badged with the Resuscitation Council (UK) and provide the benchmark for quality assured Advanced Life Support courses.

Nationally recognised

These courses are now recognised in every State & Territory in Australia and throughout Europe. Candidates who complete our ALS courses are registered with the ARC and the courses are valid for 4 years.

Great value

We believe that these courses represent the best value for our customers as all the course materials are peer reviewed and standardised. These courses are recognised by many professional colleges and attract continuing education points.

Colleges that currently recognise the ARC Advanced Life Support Courses

Pauln Whiston

Paul Whiston

After training in Sydney and working at Liverpool Hospital Paul moved to Royal Prince Alfred Sydney. He later travelled to the England where he worked at King’s College Hospital London in the Coronary Care Unit.

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It was at King’s College Hospital, London, that Paul completed his first training in Advanced Life Support. Later as part of the hospitals resuscitation team he attended emergency calls.

After moving to Saudi Arabia in 1997 Paul initially worked at Armed Force’s Hospital, Khamis Mushayt in the Acute Cardiac Unit and later as the Resuscitation Training Officer. Resuscitation Training courses were certified by the Saudi Heart Association in affiliation with the American Heart Association and Paul completed his Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider and Instructors courses. He also qualified as a Basic Life Support Instructor Trainer. Part of his role was to attend Cardiac Arrest and Medical Emergency calls in the hospital to assist with coordinating the response as well as auditing cardiac arrests.

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Since returning to Australia Paul has maintained his interest in Resuscitation Training while working as the Clinical Service Coordinator of the Coronary Care Unit at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, South Australia. He held the Chair of the Resuscitation Advisory Committee and been actively involved in resuscitation equipment, training and organisation issues at the hospital. Paul has completed the ‘Health Leads – Future Leads’ course as well as a ‘Certificate IV in Training and Assessment’.

Paul has completed the Australian Resuscitation Council’s Advanced Life Support Level 2 Provider and Instructor courses.
Paul became a course director on the Advanced Life Support Level 1 course in 2012.

Having seen the benefits of multidisciplinary training on both the ALS level 1 and ALS Level2 he is enthusiastic about teaching these Australian Resuscitation Council certified courses.

Andy Mathison

Andy Mathison

Andy held senior positions in Emergency Departments in London including the Royal Free Hospital, Guys Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital and University College Hospital. He has also worked in Emergency Departments in Oxford and Scotland.

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Andy’s first exposure to Advanced Life Support courses was in 1992 when he did his original ALS provider course at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London. Andy completed his Advanced Life Support Instructor training in 1994 and has been actively teaching resuscitation ever since.

Andy held the position of Resuscitation Officer in the Highlands of Scotland from 1997 to 2007, responsible for developing and organising resuscitation training for 1500 doctors, nurses and allied health workers. Andy also coordinated the Resuscitation Council (UK) Advanced Life Support course (ALS) as an Instructor and Course Director.

He also instructed on and directed the European Paediatric Life Support course (EPLS) and coordinated the Advanced Trauma Life Support course (ATLS) and Neonatal Resuscitation Programme (NRP). Andy has also completed the Major Incident Management course (MIMMS) and has instructed on BASICS courses in Scotland.

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Andy is an experienced Instructor course instructor involved in training many of tomorrows Advanced Life Support instructors.Andy held the position of Chair of the Scottish Resuscitation Group (SRG) from 2003- 2006 actively promoting and coordinating resuscitation training within the health care sector.

Since moving to Australia in 2008 Andy has remained actively involved in resuscitation training whilst working in Emergency at Flinders Medical Centre and Ashford Hospital in Adelaide.

Andy co-ordinates the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Advanced Life Support (ALS2) courses in South Australia and instructed on the first ARC ALS2 course to be run in the State in 2008. He also introduced the first ARC ALS1 (ILS) course in South Australia in 2010.

Andy remains passionate about resuscitation training actively promoting Advanced Life Support courses and he is looking forward to meeting you on one of our courses.

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