Advanced Life Support (ALS) Course

Simulation and Skills Centre,
Royal Melbourne Hospital

Jointly accredited by the Resuscitation Council (UK)
and the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC).

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Course Overview

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

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

The course will emphasise the importance of teamwork prior to safe transfer into a critical care environment.

Course Content

  • Causes and prevention of Cardiac Arrest
  • Acute Coronary Syndromes
  • ALS Universal Algorithm
  • Rhythm Recognition
  • Airway Management
  • Defibrillation
  • Blood Gases
  • Emergency Drugs
  • Cardiac Arrest Simulations
  • Post-resuscitation Care

Course Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the causes of cardiorespiratory arrest in adults
  2. Identify patients at risk of cardiorespiratory arrest
  3. Identify and treat acute coronary syndromes
  4. Practice and demonstrate the techniques for airway management in a simulated environment
  5. Identify the main cardiac rhythms associated with cardiac arrest
  6. Identify the indications for defibrillation and demonstrate safe defibrillation in a simulated environment
  7. Use various Emergency Drugs in the appropriate clinical settings
  8. Practice and demonstrate transcutaneous cardiac pacing in a simulated environment

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