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Advanced Life Support – Level 1

Date:
Sat 11 Nov 2017
Time:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
Melbourne, Preston
Cost:
$595
A one-day course aimed at providing the candidate with the skills and knowledge to manage the patient in the immediate period of crisis.

It includes the recognition, assessment and immediate management of the deteriorating patient.

 

Introduction:

A one-day course aimed at providing the candidate with the skills and knowledge to manage the patient in the immediate period of crisis.

It includes the recognition, assessment and immediate management of the deteriorating patient.

Candidates are sent a manual at least two weeks prior to the course to commence preparation for the face-to-face component. This includes those skills for dealing with a cardiac arrest or other medical emergencies in a clinical setting.

Upon successful course completion, including demonstration of skills competency in all learning stations including CPR and defibrillation/AED skills, bag-mask ventilation skills, students receive an ALS course completion card, valid for four years.

Target Audience:

The ALS provider 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. Appropriate participants include doctors, and nurses working in critical care areas (e.g. ED, CCU, ICU, HDU, operating theatres, acute medical admissions units) or in the resuscitation / medical emergency team, and paramedics.
All applicants must hold a current clinical appointment and professional healthcare qualification or be in training for a professional healthcare qualification.

Medical students, nurses and other healthcare providers not covered in the groups above should be encouraged to complete the Advanced Life Support (Level 1) course. Those with a particular interest in resuscitation should then consider attending an ALS provider course, where appropriate. Medical students in their final year of training can be accepted as candidates on an ALS course if this is an established local arrangement.

Prior competence in CPR is an essential prerequisite to attending the course.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Successful participants will receive an ARC Advanced Life Support Level 1 certificate
  • Successful participants will receive a ALS 1 Providers Card issued by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC)

Learning Methods:

This course combines progressive classroom discussion, practical tasks as the learning methods.

Program Benefits:

  • Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Approved
  • Recognised for CPD points

Content:

  • Recognition, assessment and management of the critically ill patient using a structured ABCDE approach
  • Airway management skills
  • Basic Life Support
  • Defibrillation skills (Manual and/or AED modes)
  • Cardiac arrest management using the ARC ALS Algorithm
  • Work as an effective team member in a cardiac arrest