Advanced Life Support course level 1 (ALS1) is a one day course accredited by the Australian Resuscitation Council that equips medical personnel with the skills and confidence to approach the unwell patient. The course is made up of both lectures and activity stations and is run in small groups of 6 candidates. The areas covered are:
- causes and prevention of cardiac arrest
- diagnosing and managing the obstructed airway
- assessing the unwell patient using the A to E approach
- safe and prompt defibrillator use
- how to be an effective team member in a cardiac arrest
The 8 hour course is accredited by
- RACGP for 40 Category 1 points
- RACP (24 credits) and ANZCA (Emergency Response activity)
- Fellows of the RANZCOG can claim 8 hours of educational activity toward their CPD.
The course is run every month at the Mater Hospital.
The Mater ALS course centre now runs the two day Advanced Life Support course level 2 (ALS2).
This covers all aspects of the ALS1 course but also:
- Pacing and cardioversion workshops
- Arrest in special circumstances
- Blood gas analysis
- how to be an effective team leader in a cardiac arrest
The two day course is run 3 times a year (April, July and November) at the Mater Hospital
Dr Merrin Thanopoulos
Mobile 0423 716 118