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Designed to equip participants with the necessary cognitive and psychomotor skills required to respond to patients in a cardiac arrest in a health care environment.

This event has reached full capacity please check our events calendar for alternate events, or click here to go on the waitlist.


Day One

Time Subject/Activity
0815 - 0850 Registration, coffee & tea
0850 - 0900 Welcome, Introduction
0900 - 1000 Epidemiology & Causes of Cardiac Arrest
1000 - 1030 Morning Tea, Networking
1030 - 1130 Assessment & Management of Airway & Ventilation including airway obstruction. Assessment & Management of C-spine
1130 - 1230 Assessment & Management of Circulation
1230 - 1300 The Recognition and Management of Anaphylaxis
1300 - 1330 Lunch, Networking
1330 - 1645 Skills Stations: (including Afternoon Tea)
- Airway Management;
- CPR – Adult; Child; Infant;
- Automated External Defibrillation (AED)

Day Two

Time Subject/Activity
0815 - 0850 Registration, coffee & tea
0900 - 1030 Life Threatening Arrhythmias: recognition, assessment & management. Overview of Electrocardiography, Ventricular Tachycardia, Ventricular Fibrillation, Asystole, Electro-mechanical Dissociation (EMD) or Pulseless Electrical Activity (PEA), Ventricular Ectopic Beats (VEB’s), Idioventricular Rhythm, Torsade de Pointes, Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
1030 - 1100 Morning Tea, Networking
1100 - 1130 Life Threatening Arrhythmias continued
1130 - 1230 Defibrillation: Keeping it safe
1230 - 1300 Lunch, Networking
1300 - 1645 Skills Stations: (including Afternoon Tea)
- Arrhythmia Recognition & Pharmacology
- Intubation & Laryngeal Mask Airway Insertion
- Defibrillation – Manual, External and Transcutaneous Pacing
- Simulated Arrest & Case Scenarios Focusing on Leadership & Team Skills
1645 - 1700 Discussion of Assessment Process & Workshop Evaluation


Mantra on Queen
570 Queen St Brisbane City QLD 4000

Course Description

Face-to-Face courses have resumed dependent on location and subject to change as directed by the State and Federal Governments. We are monitoring Covid-19 government guidelines closely. If a course is postponed due to restrictions on gatherings you will have the option to cancel your booking and receive a full refund.

This workshop brings together some of the most experienced resuscitation educators and instructors in Australia and will emphasise a problem solving approach to the management of emergency situations using the latest ARC Guidelines.

This ALS program is designed to equip participants with the necessary cognitive and psychomotor skills required to respond to patients in a cardiac arrest in a health care environment. The program will emphasise the practical aspects of resuscitation and provide participants with the theory underpinning such aspects.

The small group practical skill stations will emphasize the assessment and management of the patient using a variety of techniques and equipment. Through this, practical skills and troubleshooting abilities will be developed. During these skill stations, the skills and knowledge of each participant will be continually monitored and assessed.

The first day will include aspects of both Adult and Paediatric Resuscitation whilst the second day will focus on Adult Cardiac Arrest. A separate one day program is available for those interested in Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). 

Candidates may elect to skip Day 1 of the full ALS course and attend Day 2 only providing the candidate can show proof of completing a comprehensive Basic Life Support (BLS), Immediate Life Support (ILS/ALS1) or equivalent course within the last 12 months. A 3 month grace period will apply.

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 & accredited. Further details will be provided with your confirmation of registration.

Numbers are limited for these workshops, and due to popularity we advise you to register early to receive your pre-reading package and secure your place.


This Course is designed for all medical staff, nursing staff, and other health care professionals who need to be capable of providing immediate emergency care to their patients. It also meets the ALS training program requirement for GP registrars.

Online learning options

We also offer this course in a blended format with the theory delivered online and hands on skill in person. For more details see this page.

Do you still have questions? Please view our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

We understand that the current situation can make it difficult to commit and plan face-to-face education. To assist with your decision making we can confirm:

  • Increased hygiene measures are being implemented at all our course venues
  • Social distancing guidelines in terms of room layout and food/refreshments are being followed.

In the event that a course needs to be postponed, or cancelled, due to a change to COVID restrictions affecting the course and/or presenter, we will work with registrants to transfer to another date, an online course (where possible), or arrange full refunds where this is not possible. To read our full policy please click here.

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