NaRS Pool Programme Additional Units: Manual Suction

As part of the NaRS Pool programme candidates may undertake the following Additional Units:

Complete Spinal Management—Pool Environment; Supplementary Oxygen; Manual Suction; Wound Dressing, Slings and Fracture Support; Board Recovery for Non-Spinal Injuries.


Hold a current Lifesaving certificate recognised by the STA.

Validity of Award

24 months.

Length of Course

Complete Spinal Management (Pool Environment)—6 hours;

Supplementary Oxygen, Manual Suction, Wound Dressing & Board Recovery—2 hours each unit.


Course Information

Manual Suction

At the end of the unit the candidate will be able to:

State the procedure for using a manual suction unit;

State the procedure for disposing of body fluids;

Working as part of a team, demonstrate turning a casualty and clearing an airway using a manual suction unit.


Complete the appropriate additional unit/s worksheet/s;

Continual assessment by the Tutor

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