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The ALERT CourseTM

About this Course

Acute Life-threatening Emergencies, Recognition and Treatment

Download a brochure and registration form here.

This innovative course is designed to provide clinicians with essential skills relating to the assessment and management of patients who are experiencing life threatening emergencies.

The two day program will cover a variety of clinical conditions, which if not recognised and treated promptly may result in either death or significant morbidity for the patient.

This course is designed to facilitate the application of a problem solving approach to the assessment and management of a wide variety of patient conditions.

Since 2002 more than 100 ALERT courses have been conducted and thousands of medical officers, nurses and professional ambulance officers from a variety of clinical areas have attended the course with excellent reviews.

This course will present the latest in research and management guidelines for each of the conditions discussed.

With Critical Care Education Services you can book early with confidence. We have never cancelled a course, and many of our programs sell out regularly. Register now to secure your place.

This course has received accreditation from the RACGP for 40 Category 1 points in the 2017-2019 triennium. ALM number 99781.

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This course has also received accreditation from ACRRM for 30 PRPD points and 30 MOPS points in the 2017-2019 triennium. ACRRM ID: 8929.

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This course is also recognized by the RANZCR for 12 CPD points under category 6 of the CPD handbook. Recognized by the RACP for 12 MyCPD points, and also recognized by various other medical colleges.

Nurses completing this program earn 12 CPD hours towards their ongoing education.


  • Course Dates

    • Melbourne – 19 & 20 April 2018
    • Sydney – 25 & 26 May 2018
    • Perth – 12 & 13 September 2018
    • Brisbane – 2 & 3 November 2018
  • Course Program

    Day One

    TimeSubject/Activity
    0830 - 0900Registration, coffee & tea
    0900 - 0910Welcome, Introduction
    0910 - 1015Assessment & Management of the Patient with Respiratory Problems including Hypoxaemia & Hypercarbia, Tension Pneumothorax
    1015 - 1030Morning Tea, Networking
    1030 - 1130Caring for the Patient in Shock; Hypovolaemic, Cardiogenic, & Septic Shock
    1130 - 1245Assessment & Management of the Patient with Anaphylaxis & Anaphylactoid Reactions
    1245 - 1330Lunch, Networking
    1330 - 1515Assessment and Management of the Patient with Chest Pain, Acute Coronary Syndromes; Angina,` AMI
    1515 - 1530Afternoon Tea
    1530 - 1630Drowning Syndromes

    Day Two

    TimeSubject/Activity
    0900 - 0930Thrombolytic Therapy
    0930 - 1015The Patient with Venous Thromboembolism & Pulmonary Embolism
    1015 - 1045Morning Tea
    1045 - 1145Diabetic Emergencies; Hypoglycaemia, Hyperglycaemia, Ketoacidosis
    1145 - 1230Acute Pulmonary Oedema, Pathogenesis & Management including the use of CPAP & Bi PAP
    1230 - 1330Lunch, Networking
    1330 - 1515Envenomation, Bites & Stings
    1515 - 1530Afternoon Tea
    1530 - 1630Care of the Patient with a Stroke ? Neurological Assessment
    1630 - 1640Course Evaluation, Close
  • Course Fees

    Fee for attendance at the 2 day ALERT Course is $495 for nurses and $595 for doctors.

    Single day registrations are also accepted for $340 for nurses and $395 for doctors.

    **A 10% group discount is available when registering 4 or more participants
    in a single transaction

    Registration includes lecture outlines with reference lists, lunch, refreshments, and a certificate of attendance.

    A receipt and confirmation of registration will be returned by your preferred contact method 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.

  • Venue Information

    Melbourne: St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

    Sydney: Mantra Parramatta

    Perth: Mercure Hotel Perth

    Brisbane: Hotel Grand Chancellor

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.