ALS2: Advanced Life Support Two Day Program
- : Online
The ALS course is an intensive 2-day course providing a standardised approach to resuscitation in adults. It has been designed for individuals from critical care areas who would be expected to provide advanced life support in an in-hospital or pre-hospital situation. A multidisciplinary team will always attend resuscitation situations so the multidisciplinary nature of the course encourages development of team dynamics in an emergency.
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Personal study hours:
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Pre-reading of the 200 page Advanced Life Support Level 2 Third Australian Edition manual with a 120 question MCQ.
Scenario-based assessment and 120 question MCQ.
- Causes & Prevention of Cardiac arrest
-> Acute Coronary Syndromes
-> Airway Management
-> Advanced Life Support Algorithm
-> Emergency drugs
-> Initial Resuscitation and Defibrillation
-> Post Resuscitation Care
-> Arterial Blood Gases interpretation
-> Rhythm recognition including 12-lead ECG interpretation
-> Peri-arrest arrhythmias - recognition and treatment
-> Cardiac arrest in Special Circumstances
-> Cardiac Arrest Scenarios
Continuous assessment of:
- ABCDE approach to patient assessment
- Airway Management
- Initial Resuscitation & Defibrillation
Final assessment is based on clinical scenarios and multiple-choice questionnaire.
The ALS2 courses are intensive multi-disciplinary, team based teaching and learning educational experiences.
Completion of the course provides Australian Resuscitation Council certification which is valid for up to 4-years.
Eligible for 2 days procedural grant under either the Emergency or Anaesthetics Components