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Basic & Advanced Life Support
About this Course
A 2 day program integrating theory with hands-on practice
This workshop brings together some of the most experienced resuscitation educators and instructors in Australia and will emphasise a problem solving approach to the management of emergency situations using the latest ARC Guidelines.
This ALS program is designed to equip participants with the necessary cognitive and psychomotor skills required to respond to patients in a cardiac arrest in a health care environment. The program will emphasise the practical aspects of resuscitation and provide participants with the theory underpinning such aspects.
The small group practical skill stations will emphasize the assessment and management of the patient using a variety of techniques and equipment. Through this, practical skills and troubleshooting abilities will be developed. During these skill stations, the skills and knowledge of each participant will be continually monitored and assessed.
The first day will include aspects of both Adult and Paediatric Resuscitation whilst the second day will focus on Adult Cardiac Arrest. A separate one day program is available for those interested in Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). This is scheduled to run the day after the ALS courses in October.
Candidates may elect to skip Day 1 of the full ALS course and attend Day 2 only providing the candidate can show proof of completing a comprehensive Basic Life Support (BLS), Immediate Life Support (ILS/ALS1) or equivalent course within the last 12 months. A 3 month grace period will apply.
Whilst all candidates will have their skills monitored and assessed throughout the practical sessions, this workshop will be supported by the opportunity for you to have your competence assessed & accredited. Further details will be provided with your confirmation of registration.
Numbers are limited for these workshops, and due to popularity we advise you to register early to receive your pre-reading package and secure your place.
We have never cancelled a course, so with Critical Care Education Services you can book early with confidence.
This course has received accreditation from the RACGP for 40 Category 1 points in the 2017-2019 triennium. ALM number 99357.
This course has also received accreditation from ACRRM for 10 ALS points, 30 PRPD points and 30 MPOS points in the 2017-2019 triennium. ACRRM ID: 8879.
Participants in the ANZCA CPD program may claim this course as an emergency response activity’s in their CPD portfolio. Emergency response activity: Cardiac arrest
Recognition code: ER-17-CA-093
This course is also recognized by the RANZCR for 40 CPD points under category 6.4 of the CPD handbook. Recognized by the RACP for 40 MyCPD points and CPD points can also be claimed from various other medical colleges.
Nurses completing this program earn 16 CPD hours towards their ongoing education.
- Melbourne – 24 & 25 February 2018
- Sydney – 4 & 5 May 2018
- Melbourne – 18 & 19 May 2018
- Melbourne – 1 & 2 September 2018
- Sydney – 26 & 27 October 2018
- Melbourne – 9 & 10 November 2018
Time Subject/Activity 0815 - 0850 Registration, coffee & tea 0850 - 0900 Welcome, Introduction 0900 - 1000 Epidemiology & Causes of Cardiac Arrest 1000 - 1030 Morning Tea, Networking 1030 - 1130 Assessment & Management of Airway & Ventilation including airway obstruction. Assessment & Management of C-spine 1130 - 1230 Assessment & Management of Circulation 1230 - 1300 The Recognition and Management of Anaphylaxis 1300 - 1330 Lunch, Networking 1330 - 1645 Skills Stations: (including Afternoon Tea) - Airway Management; - CPR – Adult; Child; Infant; - Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
Time Subject/Activity 0815 - 0850 Registration, coffee & tea 0900 - 1030 Life Threatening Arrhythmias: recognition, assessment & management. Overview of Electrocardiography, Ventricular Tachycardia, Ventricular Fibrillation, Asystole, Electro-mechanical Dissociation (EMD) or Pulseless Electrical Activity (PEA), Ventricular Ectopic Beats (VEB’s), Idioventricular Rhythm, Torsade de Pointes, Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT) 1030 - 1100 Morning Tea, Networking 1100 - 1130 Life Threatening Arrhythmias continued 1130 - 1230 Defibrillation: Keeping it safe 1230 - 1300 Lunch, Networking 1300 - 1645 Skills Stations: (including Afternoon Tea) - Arrhythmia Recognition & Pharmacology - Intubation & Laryngeal Mask Airway Insertion - Defibrillation – Manual, External and Transcutaneous Pacing - Simulated Arrest & Case Scenarios Focusing on Leadership & Team Skills 1645 - 1700 Discussion of Assessment Process & Workshop Evaluation
Registration for this 2 day Advanced Life Support Course is $645 for Doctors and $545 for Nurses, allied health professionals or students.
Limited single day registrations are also available at the following prices:
1st day only (no pre-reading required) is $415 for Doctors and $365 for Nurses, allied health professionals or students.
2nd day only is $445 for Doctors and $395 for Nurses, allied health professionals or students.
**A 10% group discount is available when registering 4 or more participants in a single transaction
Registration includes lecture outlines with reference lists, pre-reading, refreshments, and a certificate of attendance.
A receipt and confirmation of registration will be returned by email following registration and payment.
Please note that a $55 cancellation fee applies. No refund will be given if cancellation occurs within one week of the course.
Melbourne: St Vincent’s Hospital
Sydney: Westmead Private Hospital
BLS & ALS Assessments
$80 BLS only
$135 ALS only
$195 BLS & ALS together
Candidates who successfully complete a scenario based competency assessment will receive a certificate of competency valid for 12 months. In addition to this, candidates who successfully complete an ALS assessment will receive an Identification Card certifying them as competent.
Candidates may elect to attempt an ALS assessment without a BLS component providing the candidate can show proof of successfully completing a competency based assessment in BLS or equivalent within the last 12 months. If more than 12 months have elapsed since the candidate’s last BLS assessment, the candidate must attempt both a BLS and ALS assessment together. A 3 month grace period will apply.
For More Information
For more information regarding this course and any dates upon which it is scheduled, or to enquire about hosting this course at your organisation, please submit our online enquiry form.