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Adult & Paediatric Advanced Life Support (ALS & PALS)

About this Course

A 2 day program integrating theory with hands-on practice

This workshop will emphasise a problem solving approach to the management of emergency situations using the latest ARC Guidelines.

This two day program combines both Adult Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and is designed to equip participants with the necessary cognitive and psychomotor skills required to respond to patients experiencing cardiac arrest in a health care environment. The program will emphasise the practical aspects of resuscitation and provide participants with the underpinning theory.

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 with a focus on both Paediatric and Adult Cardiac Arrest.

This program is suitable for those who have not undertaken previous ALS or PALS education as well as those who have previously attended such courses. However, candidates may only attend if they have completed 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 option of having your competence assessed and acredited for an additional fee. Assessment is mandatory for ACPAN Fellowship candidates.

The course has received accreditation from both the RACGP & ACRRM for the 2017-2019 triennium. This course is regognised by ANZCA as an Emergency Responce Activity. CPD points can also be claimed from RANZCR. 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.

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  • Course Dates

    • Melbourne – 23 & 24 June 2018
    • Brisbane – 14 & 15 July 2018
    • Newcastle – 4 & 5 August 2018
  • Course Program

    Day One

    TimeSubject/Activity
    Morning - Lecture Based Learning: Causes and Epidemiology of Cardiac Arrest.
    Life Threatening Arrhythmias: recognition, assessment, pharmacology. Revision of Fundamental Electrocardiography. Ventricular Tachycardia, Ventricular Fibrillation, Asystole, Electromechanical Dissociation (EMD) or Pulseless Electrical Activity (PEA), Ventricular Ectopic Beats (VEB’s), Idioventricular Rhythm, Torsade de Pointes, Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT).
    Defibrillation: Manual External and Automated.
    Afternoon - Practical Skills Stations: Arrhythmia Recognition & Management.
    Pharmacology.
    Defibrillation.
    Intubation, Laryngeal Mask Airway Insertion.

    Day Two

    TimeSubject/Activity
    Morning - Lecture Based Learning: Paediatric Advanced Life Support – The current ARC Guidelines.
    Paediatric Respiratory Emergencies.
    Alternatives to IV Access: Intraosseous Access, Injection, and Infusion, Endotracheal Administration.
    Defibrillation of the Paediatric Patient.
    Afternoon - Practical Skills Stations: Airway management, Intubation, Laryngeal Mask Airways.
    Arrhythmia Recognition & Pharmacology.
    Intra-osseous access.
    Defibrillation.
  • Course Fees

    Registration for this 2 day Adult & Paediatric Advanced Life Support Course is $895 for Doctors and $790 for Nurses, allied health professionals or students.

    Limited single day registrations are also available. Please contact us for further details.

    **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.

  • Venue Information

    Melbourne: St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
    Aikenhead Wing - Brennan Hall

    Brisbane: Redcliffe Hospital
    Education Centre

    Newcastle: Hunter Imaging Group
    Suite 2, 282 Brunker Rd, Adamstown

  • Additional Information

    ALS & PALS Assessments

    Optional competency based assessments are also available for $240

    Candidates who successfully complete a scenario based competency assessment will receive a certificate of competency valid for 12 months. In addition to this, candidates will receive an Identification Card certifying them as competent.

For More Information

For more information regarding this course and any dates upon which it is scheduled please download the course brochure. To enquire about hosting this course at your organisation, please submit our online enquiry form.


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