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The ALERT™ Course

This comprehensive course covers the assessment and management of acute life-threatening emergencies including the critical aspects of crisis resource management. It is designed for clinicians primarily working in the pre-hospital, urgent care/emergency care critical care and acute care settings.

The ALERT™ Course Inclusions

Integrating an ABCDE approach to patient assessment, the role of human factors and crisis resource management, this course includes the following key features:

In-depth Coverage of Critical Emergencies

Grasp the intricacies of managing diverse crises, including anaphylaxis, acute coronary syndrome, acute pulmonary oedema, drowning syndrome, diabetic emergencies, envenomation, pulmonary embolism, respiratory failure, sepsis, stroke, tension pneumothorax.

Robust Theoretical Foundation & Practical Application

Learn through clinical case studies and a detailed exploration of pathophysiology. Gain a solid understanding of primary and secondary survey techniques, along with the principles of crisis resource management.

Expert-Led Instruction

Benefit from the knowledge and experience of seasoned critical care educators and clinicians, ensuring that you receive insights and guidance from the best in the field.

Flexible Learning Modules

Engage with the content at your own pace through live webinars, pre-recorded webinars and interactive eLearning case studies, amounting to 12 hours of CPD (10 hours of EA and 2 hours of RP via eLearning case studies)

Multi-Mode Course Delivery Across 5 Modules

The course is broken into five core modules that include webinars, eLearning case studies and some skills videos.

Module 1: Approach to Emergencies

  • Principles of crisis resource management
  • Primary & Secondary Survey 

Module 2: Airway and Breathing

  • Respiratory emergencies including pneumothorax, drowning & haemoptysis 
  • Managing acute respiratory failure

Module 3: Cardiovascular 

  • Cardiac emergencies Including acute coronary syndrome, acute pulmonary oedema, pulmonary embolism
  • Managing trauma & shock

Module 4: Disability

  • Neurological emergencies including TIA, stroke & traumatic brain injury
  • Managing concussive injuries, seizures and pain 

Module 5: Exposure

  • System based emergencies including sepsis, envenomation
  • Managing anaphylaxis and oncological emergecies

Testimonials From Previous Course Participants

"Great information. Easy to follow presentations. The eLearning interactive presentations were very educational for testing knowledge"

"Well presented by experienced educators within the topic areas. Provided opportunity to continue critical learning, skills, knowledge and implement into best practice. On demand, interactive case studies and recorded webinars allow for easy access to maintaining professional development"

"Realistic case presentations and presenters had great clinical knowledge"

"Lots of vital information on emergencies, management plans for patients presenting with acute life-threatening emergencies ensuring timely intervention and coordination of multidisciplinary care"

"The course offered a well-rounded and in-depth exploration of various topics, providing a solid foundation and advanced knowledge applicable to clinical practice"


This course is formally accredited for 12 hours.

RACGP Accreditation ID - 505259

ACRRM Accreditation ID - 28797

Course Educators
Ken Hambrecht
Ken Hambrecht

Ken Hambrecht RN, ICU Cert., B.Sc, (Physiology & Biochem.), M.I.Biol, M.Ed., J.P. MACN, has extensive experience in Critical Care practice & Medical edu...

Susan Helmrich
Susan Helmrich

Susan Helmrich RN, DipAppScNsg, BN, CritCareCert, CoronaryCareCert, TraumaNsgCareCert, CertIV(TAE), MN(Ed), GradCert(Ldrshp & Mgt) has extensive experience ...

Sarah Arnold
Sarah Arnold

Sarah Arnold RN, BN, Grad Cert Emergency Nursing. Sarah is currently working as an emergency department Clinical Nurse, and Clinical Nurse Educator and has work...

Grace Larson
Grace Larson

Grace Larson, RN, BN, CertIV(TAE), GradDipClinNurs(PaedCritCare), MAdNursPrac(PaedCritCare), has extensive experience in paediatric nursing, with 13 years in Pa...


Online Learning Modules

Available anytime
12 hours CPD

Educational Activities: 10 hours

Reviewing Performance: 2 hours

Areas Of Interest: Acute Care, Critical Care, Emergencies, Resuscitation


Medical Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Paramedics

Price $495.00 AUD (incl. GST)

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