About Critical Care Assessments

The Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) courses are standardised national courses teaching evidence-based resuscitation guidelines and skills to healthcare professionals. The courses are listed on the events page and are run across Australia.

These programs are accredited by the RACGP and ACRRM. They are recognised by ANZCA as an emergency response activity and endorsed by ACPAN. 

What do the programs cover?

The programs:

  • equip participants with the skills required to respond to patients experiencing cardiac arrest in a healthcare environment
  • cover the practical and theoretical aspects of resuscitation
  • use small group practical skill stations to emphasize the assessment and management of the patient using a variety of techniques and equipment
  • develop practical skills and troubleshooting abilities

Whilst all candidates will have their skills monitored and assessed throughout the practical sessions, this workshop will be supported by the opportunity for you to have your competence assessed and accredited.

Who needs an assessment?

For many people, completing the ALS or PALS course (without the assessment component) is sufficient. Howeverif you are employed in a teaching role, as part of a MET Team or if your workplace requires it, optional competency based assessments will be conducted at the conclusion of the course. The assessment will be valid for a period of 12 months from this date and you will be issued with a certificate and a provider card upon successful completion.

What does the assessment involve?

The assessment may include a combination of written, online and/or practical components and will vary depending on the course.

How do I book an assessment?

Bookings for an assessment can be done at the same time as registering for a course.

If you are already registered to attend a course and have decided you want to be assessed then bookings can be made via the links below.

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