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ARC Advanced Life Support Level 2: Advanced Life Support

This two-day internationally recognised course has been developed to standardise the teaching of cardiac arrest and resuscitation management.

Who should attend?

Doctors, nurses and paramedics working in emergency or critical care or as members of the resuscitation/medical emergency team.

This course is designed for healthcare professionals who would be expected to apply the skills taught as part of their clinical duties or teach them on a regular basis.


Competency in Basic Life Support

All applicants must also hold a current clinical appointment and professional healthcare qualification.

What will the course provide?

The ALS-2 course focuses on developing advanced skills in managing cardiac arrest and other medical emergencies, and to develop leadership and team skills in managing such emergencies. The course emphasises the importance of teamwork prior to safe transfer into a critical care environment.

The course consists of lectures, practical workshops and cardiac arrest scenarios, providing the opportunity to practice skills and apply knowledge.


It is intended that participants will:

  • understand 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
  • practice and demonstrate transcutaneous cardiac pacing in a simulated environment


Assessments are based on clinical scenarios that allow participants to demonstrate the core competencies taught on the course. These include:

  • a multiple choice questionnaire
  • airway management
  • safe defibrillation and
  • fully-integrated cardiac arrest management

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


ECU Health Simulation Centre
Level 3, Building 21 Edith Cowan University
270 Joondalup Drive Joondalup WA 6027


$1,500 (includes GST)


Please contact for more information on course availability in 2017.


For full information download the ECU Health Simulation Centre - Terms and Conditions on Cancellations.


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