Advanced Life Support (ALS) Course

Advanced Life Support (ALS) Course

The ALS course is designed for healthcare professionals who need skills in Advanced Life Support as part of their clinical duties, as well as those who teach these skills on a regular basis. This includes doctors, paramedics and nurses working in acute care areas (e.g. ED, CCU, ICU, HDU, operating theatres, acute medical admissions units) or on resuscitation/medical emergency/Critical Care Outreach teams.


All applicants must hold a professional healthcare qualification or be in training for a professional healthcare qualification. Medical students in their final year of training can be accepted as Candidates if this is an established local arrangement.


It is approved by Resuscitation Council UK, and recognised by the European Resuscitation Council and the Australian Resuscitation Council, giving you the freedom to use your lifesaving skills in other countries.


Aim of this course

The two-day ALS course is the perfect way to learn skills in Advanced Life Support. With over 20,000 healthcare professionals trained every year, ALS covers numerous essential skills in resuscitation, including delivery of adult CPR, recognition and management of the deteriorating patient and working in a team during emergency situations

The course was developed by Resuscitation Council UK, and has been used to train healthcare professionals for over 25 years. Evidence-based Guidelines have been used to create a programme that targets key areas of resuscitation, and will help build the confidence needed to take the lead in an emergency.

Over two days, you’ll enhance your practical skills with simulations and workshops, and broaden your understanding of ALS with lectures and skill stations.

Course delivery

With over 20,000 healthcare professionals trained every year, ALS covers numerous essential skills in resuscitation, including delivery of adult CPR, recognition and management of the deteriorating patient and working in a team during emergency situations

ALS certification is recognised across the UK, the EU and Australia.

During the course, you will develop the knowledge and skills required to:

  • Recognise and manage the deteriorating patient using a structured ABCDE approach;
  • Deliver standardised CPR in adults;
  • Manage a cardiac arrest by working with a multidisciplinary team in an emergency situation;
  • Become an effective and confident team member and leader by utilising non-technical skills.

Summary of syllabus

This is a two-day course which will take place in our in-house Training Centre, and delivered by members of our dedicated and highly skilled instructor team.

Pre course preparation:

Before your course, you will be registered on the Resuscitation Council UK’s Learning Management System (LMS). Here, you can access course modules and a pre-course multiple choice question (MCQ) paper.

You will receive your course manual one month before the course. Candidates are expected to read the manual in preparation for the course and submit a completed pre-course MCQ paper before the course begins.

Programme:

The course consists of lectures, interactive workshops, skill stations and cardiac arrest simulations, including :-

  • Recognition and prevention of deterioration using the ABCDE approach

  • ALS Algorithm
  • Skill Station 1: The ABCDE approach
  • Skill Station 2: Initial resuscitation and defibrillation
  • Skill Station 3: Airway and breathing
  • Skill Station 4: Cardiac Arrest Simulation.

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