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116521 - Advanced Life Support 2

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The Advanced Life Support 2 program has been designed to meet the unique physical settings, resources and environments of GPs throughout Australia. The course has been developed with the aim of delivering an accredited, consistent and standard approach for Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support (BLS and ALS) and in the Management of the Critically Ill and Deteriorating Patient, based on the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines. 

The course will be delivered using a blended training model that facilitates the use of a variety of learning and teaching methods. These topics will include reaccreditation for ALS and BLS, Primary Survey: Approach to the Critically Ill or Deteriorating Patient, Resuscitation in Unusual Circumstances, Recognising and managing acute airway obstruction, Recognising acute respiratory distress, Recognising and treating circulatory shock, Diagnosis and management of cardiac arrhythmias and Diagnosis and management of anaphylaxis.

Relevance to General Practice

GPs practice in a variety of settings throughout Australia including tertiary, secondary and primary health care settings. Many facilities present unique and often very challenging environments where cardiac and respiratory emergencies occur. Often, the GP is isolated and the emergencies need to be managed with very limited access to infrastructure and medical support. Management of cardiac arrest is a critical skill for all health professionals. Regular updates are essential for maintaining the knowledge and practical skills required for CPR. 

The infrequent nature of cardiac or respiratory emergencies from a medical or trauma related cause requires the GP to have a sound knowledge base to inform their decision making and demonstrate mastery of relevant clinical skills. This allows the GP to effectively care for all patients and ensure optimum outcomes. 

The course provides detailed discussion of all aspects of both basic and advanced CPR in a GP and hospital setting.

Learning outcomes
  • Outline the clinical features of cardiac arrest
  • Demonstrate the protocols for managing the shockable and non-shockable arrest rhythms
  • Describe the management of life threatening arrhythmias
  • Demonstrate the sequence of steps in recognising, assessing and managing a deteriorating patient using - the DRSABCDE algorithm
  • List and explain the rates/ratios for cardiac compression/ventilation in adults and children using the standardised approach of the ARC
  • Delivery
    116521 - Advanced Life Support 2
    23 hours
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    23 hours
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