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Medcast Resuscitation Instructor Course

Introducing Medcast’s Resuscitation Instructor Course, a comprehensive program designed to equip you with the skills and certification necessary to be a leader in resuscitation education.

The Medcast Resuscitation Instructor Course has progressed traditional methods of instructor training focusing on a team based approach to enhance the collaborative dynamics essential in high-stakes clinical events. This means we emphasise not only technical, but also non-technical skills to develop participants ability to perform as a team leader and in all team member roles.

Through interactive online learning and simulation-based face-to-face training, our course will set you apart from your peers equipping you with the skills and knowledge to deliver impactful resuscitation education.

If you want to certify or recertify as an ALS and/or PALS instructor and be equipped to deliver resuscitation education that focuses on advancing a team-centric approach, we would love to see you at a course.

The program provides:

  • Comprehensive course manual covering the principles of adult education, resuscitation education, simulation training and debriefing
  • Interactive eLearning demonstrating the application of techniques in resuscitation instructing including briefing, debriefing and scenario development
  • Access to the blended ALS and/or PALS learning material inclusive of case based eLearning, skills videos, and course manual
  • Development of instructor skills to equip you to deliver simulation based training and assessments, incorporating:
    • rapid cycle deliberate practice for skills development, 
    • hands on practice in the delivery of clinically engaging simulations focusing on integrated teamwork and individual team member development

This course also includes recertification in either Adult (ALS) or Paediatric (PALS) Advanced Life Support.

To be successful:

Participants will be required to demonstrate their knowledge in the principles of resuscitation education via theory exam, and demonstration via practical simulation sessions for the:

  • Delivery of ALS/PALS simulation training including briefing, debriefing, managing candidate physical and psychological safety
  • Correct performance in ALS/PALS team roles
  • Assessing a candidates performance in:
    • Basic life support (CPR)
    • Correct safe use of a manual defibrillator, administration of resuscitation drugs, and IO insertion
    • Airway techniques including BVM ventilation, waveform capnography & assistance in intubation or SGA insertion
    • Leading a resuscitation team (including non-technical skills and correct application of ALS/PALS algorithm)


Instructor candidates must meet the following criteria to be eligible to attend the program:

  1. AHPRA registration (Medical officer, RN, Paramedic)
  2. Current certification in ALS and/or PALS certification from a recognised provider (Medcast, ARC Course Centre ALS 2, ACCCN) or as approved by Medcast Head of Education.

Preferably, candidates would also have:

  1. Recent relevant clinical experience in resuscitation, emergency, critical care, anaesthesia or cardiac care
  2. Previous clinical education experience ideally inclusive of simulation and/or clinical skills training

Content Licencing:

Medcast is now also offering the opportunity for organisations and qualified instructors to licence our expertly developed, state of the art resuscitation courseware and competency management platform. Click here to find out more.


This course is formally accredited with the RACGP for 8 Hours Educational Activity and 8 Hours Reviewing Performance.

RACGP Activity Number: 695136

Accredited with ACRRM Activity ID: 32174

Course Educators
Susan Helmrich
Susan Helmrich

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

Jenny Browne
Jenny Browne

Jenny Browne, RN, Cert IV (TAE), CritCareCert, MN(AdvClinEd), has an extensive background in critical care nursing and education. Jenny has worked across a vari...

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...

Janet Beer
Janet Beer

Janet Beer, CCRN, Cert IV (TAE), Grad Cert Professional Education & Training/Grad Cert in Management has an extensive background as a nurse in acute health ...


Please note: not all faculty will be present on all days or in all locations.


Face-to-face / Online

Available anytime
8 hours EA and 8 Hours RP

Educational Activities: 8 hours

Reviewing Performance: 8 hours

Areas Of Interest: Critical Care, Medical Education, Resuscitation


Medical Practitioners, Nurses, Paramedics

Price $950.00 AUD (incl. GST)

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Upcoming Events
Resuscitation Instructor Course Melbourne 25 July 2024

Melbourne, VIC

Resuscitation Instructor Course Melbourne 23 November 2024

Melbourne, VIC

Resuscitation Instructor Course Brisbane 8 September 2024

Brisbane, QLD

Resuscitation Instructor Course Sydney 27 October 2024

Sydney, NSW

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