Advanced Life Support

Learning Outcomes/course outline

The aims of the Advanced Life Support Course are as follows:

  • Explain the physiological and pathophysiological response to physical compromise culminating in cardio-respiratory failure.
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge and clinical competence in the following:
    • Basic Life Support
    • Basic and Advanced Airway Management
    • Defibrillation
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge and clinical competence in electrocardiographic monitoring including dysrhythmia analysis and management.
  • Explain the indications for, the correct dose and the adverse effects of the primary resuscitation drugs.
  • Discuss the indications for Transcutaneous (external) Cardiac Pacing and explain
  • the implementation of this form of pacing.
  • Demonstrate advanced clinical problem-solving skills and clinical competence in the

cohesive management of life threatening situations in accordance with Australian

Resuscitation Council Guidelines.

  • Identify and outline the roles and responsibilities of the Advanced Life Support Team and the Advanced Life Support certified personnel.
  • Outline the management of the individual immediately post-resuscitation.

CPD Points: 14 points

Duration of course

This intensive ALS course is delivered over 2 days.


A practical assessment and written exam will take place on the second day of the course

Course accreditation

This course is Nationally accredited and recognised internationally, and certifies you for two years

Course content

ALS focuses on:

  • Basic Life Support
  • Recognition of a Critically Ill Patient
  • Advanced Airway Management
  • Defibrillation
  • Rhythm recognition
  • Emergency Drug Therapy
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Roles of the Resuscitation Team
  • Resuscitation Procedures
  • Post Resuscitation Management

Course Features

  • Skill level All levels
  • Language English
  • Assessments Yes
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