The ALS2 course is conducted by Melbourne Clinical Simulation Centre at The Royal Melbourne Hospital.

ARC and ALS2 logos

It is jointly accredited by the Resuscitation Council (UK) and the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC).

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

Objectives

Participants will be able to:

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

Eligibility

  • All registered medical practitioners
  • Nurses working in critical care areas such as intensive care, coronary care, emergency departments, peri-anaesthesia & recovery, MET teams, and cardiac arrest teams
  • Critical Care paramedics

Pre-requisites

Competency in basic life support

Assessment

Assessments are based on clinical scenarios that allow the participants to demonstrate the core competencies that have been taught on the course. These include a multiple choice questionnaire, airway management, safe defibrillation, and fully integrated cardiac arrest management.

The ALS provider card will be issued by the Australian Resuscitation Council after successful completion of the course. The card is valid for four years, and is recognised Australia-wide and throughout the UK and Europe.

Course history

The original Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) course was developed by the American Heart Association in the 1980’s. In 1990 the Resuscitation Council (UK) formed a multidisciplinary body, the Advanced Life Support (ALS) course subcommittee, to develop a standardised national course teaching the most up-to-date resuscitation guidelines

Accreditation

The Royal Melbourne Hospital delivers the course jointly accredited by the Resuscitation Council (UK) and the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC).

The course is accredited for quality assurance (QA) and Continuing Medical education (CME) points with multiple medical colleges.

ANZCA CPD Approval

Category 3, Level 2 = 3 credits per hour
2 Day Course = 9hours x 2 Days = 18 hours

Approval number 168

Location

Melbourne Clinical Simulation Centre
Ground Floor West - Main Block
The Royal Melbourne Hospital
Grattan Street
Parkville Vic. 3050

Course Coordinator

Dr. Alistair Walpole
Staff Specialist
Department Anaesthesia & Pain Management Royal Melbourne Hospital

Cost 

Costs are in Australian dollars and include GST

Consultants and GPs$1,600
HMOs and registrars$1,200

Nurses and paramedics

$820
Melbourne Health employeesPlease contact diane.lyons@mh.org.au

Course dates

This two day course will be held on the following dates:

MarchMonday 19 and Tuesday 20 March 2018
May

​Thursday 24 and Friday 25 May 2018

JulyMonday 23 and Tuesday 24 July 2018
SeptemberMonday 03 and Tuesday 04 September 2018
NovemberThursday 15 and Friday 16 November 2018

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For more information

Please contact:

Diane Lyons - Departmental Secretary
diane.lyons@mh.org.au
Phone  03 9342 7540