One-day course aimed at providing the candidate with the skills and knowledge to manage the patient in the immediate period of crisis. It includes the recognition, assessment and immediate management of the deteriorating patient.

Candidates are sent a manual at least 2 weeks before the course to commence preparation for the face-to-face component. This includes those skills for dealing with a cardiac arrest or other medical emergencies in a clinical setting.


The course takes place at the Melbourne Clinical Simulation Centre at the RMH Parkville.

Target audience

Medical and nursing

Intended learning outcomes

  • Recognition, assessment and management of the critically ill patient using a structured ABCDE approach (aiming to prevent cardiac arrest)
  • Airway management skills 
  • Basic life support
  • Defibrillation skills
  • Cardiac arrest management using the ARC ALS algorithm 
  • Work as an effective team member in a cardiac arrest


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.

When is this event?

4 November 2024

How long will this event run for?

This event will run for approximately 1 day.

How can I book?

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Anaesthesia Supervisors of Training
The RMH Parkville
300 Grattan St, Parkville, Victoria
Melbourne Clinical Simulation Centre
The RMH Parkville
Ground Level West
300 Grattan St, Parkville, Victoria