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ARC Advanced Life Support Level 2: Advanced Life Support

Course description

This 2 day course focuses on developing advanced skills in managing cardiac arrest and other medical emergencies. While the course covers advanced resuscitation skills it is also designed to develop leadership and team skills in managing such emergencies.

Target audience

The ALS course is designed for healthcare professionals who would be expected to apply the skills taught as part of their clinical duties, or to teach them on a regular basis. All applicants must hold a current clinical appointment and professional healthcare qualification. Appropriate participants are doctors, nurses and paramedics working in emergency or critical care or as members of the resuscitation / medical emergency team.

Prerequisites

Competency in basic life support.

Objectivies

It is intended that the participants will be able to:

  • understand the causes of cardiorespiratory arrest in adults;
  • identify patients at risk of cardiorespiratory arrest - Identify and treat acute coronary syndromes;
  • practice and demonstrate the techniques for airway management in a simulated environment;
  • identify the main cardiac rhythms associated with cardiac arrest;
  • identify the indications for defibrillation and demonstrate safe defibrillation in a simulated environment ;
  • use various Emergency Drugs in the appropriate clinical settings; and
  • practice and demonstrate transcutaneous cardiac pacing in a simulated environment

Assessment

Assessments are based on clinical scenarios that allow the participants to demonstrate the core competencies that have been taught on the course. These include a multiple choice questionnaire, airway management, safe defibrillation, and fully integrated cardiac arrest management.

The ALS provider card will be issued by the Australian Resuscitation Council after successful completion of the course. The card is valid for four years, and is recognised Australia-wide and throughout the UK and Europe.

Course format and duration

This two day internationally accredited course has been developed to standardise the teaching of cardiac arrest and resuscitation management. The ALS course consists of lectures, practical workshops and cardiac arrest scenarios, providing the opportunity to practice skills and apply knowledge. The course will emphasise the importance of teamwork prior to safe transfer into a critical care environment.

Location

ECU Health Simulation Centre, level 3, building 21, Joondalup Campus. Please refer to our website for a campus map.

Cost

$1100 (includes GST)

Available course dates  
Thursday, 3 April to Friday, 4 April 2014
Thursday, 27 November to Friday, 28 November 2014
ECU Health Simulation Centre
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