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ALS - Advanced Life Support

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Face to face
8 hours
About this Course
  • Do you panic when confronted with a cardiac emergency?
  • Do you want to improve your management of adult cardiac arrest?
  • Are you expected to be a competent Advanced Life Support provider?

The CRANAplus Advanced Life Support (ALS) One Day Course is based on ANZCOR Guidelines and best practice principles. The course will provide the remote health workforce with the advanced life support skills required in the management of the patient prior, during and after a cardio respiratory arrest with an emphasis on care in the remote and isolated setting.

CRANAplus encourages candidates to apply the advanced life support knowledge and skills learnt within the context of the policies of the employing health service.

Who is this course for?

The ALS One Day Course is designed to meet the learning needs of the health workforce (Nurses, Midwives, Paramedics, and Medical Officers) who may be required to provide ALS. This ALS course is contextualised for the remote and isolated practitioner who may be working in the environment with limited resources.  The one day face to face workshop enables clinicians to practice and develop their clinical skills in a simulated environment. 

CRANAplus recommends that ALS is completed every two years and suggest that BLS should be completed prior to undertaking the ALS course.


If you have any queries about the course or its relevance to your practice, please contact the Clinical Educator Team


Course Deliv­ery

The CRANAplus Advanced Life Sup­port One Day Course con­sists of the following:

  • Online pre-course learn­ing and assess­ments that must be com­plet­ed one week before the course
    Advanced Life Sup­port online the­o­ry mod­ules and assess­ment — approx. 8 hours of study 
  • Atten­dance at a one day work­shop con­sist­ing of lec­tures, skill sta­tions and prac­ti­cal based scenarios
  • An indi­vid­ual sce­nario based clin­i­cal skills assessment 

If you are seek­ing RACGP con­tin­u­ing pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment points you must also, in addi­tion to the above, com­plete and sub­mit a rein­forc­ing activity.

Grad­u­ates will be able to:
  • Describe the Dan­ger, Response, Send for Help ele­ments of the ALS algorithm
  • Dis­cuss the prin­ci­ples and prac­tices of air­way man­age­ment in ALS
  • Dis­cuss res­pi­ra­to­ry sup­port in ALS
  • Describe car­diac phys­i­ol­o­gy and life-threat­en­ing arrhyth­mias and their man­age­ment includ­ing safe defibrillation
  • Dis­cuss the prin­ci­ples and prac­tice of post resus­ci­ta­tion care
  • Iden­ti­fy the reversible caus­es of car­diac arrest
  • Dis­cuss the legal and eth­i­cal con­sid­er­a­tions around ALS
  • Describe effec­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tion in ALS includ­ing documentation


On suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion par­tic­i­pants will be awarded:
  • A CRANAplus Advanced Life Sup­port Cer­tifi­cate (Valid for 2 years)
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ALS - Advanced Life Support
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Education Provider
8 hours
Start Date
CPD Points
All CRANAplus cours­es attract CPD points with the accept­ed method of cal­cu­la­tion being 1 hour of learn­ing earns 1 CPD point.
Price Details
Member: $550 Non Member: $650