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Designed to equip participants in 2022 with the necessary cognitive and psychomotor skills required to respond to patients in a cardiac arrest in a health care environment.

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Program for the hands on skill session:

9:00-10:30 Overview presentation

10:30-11:00 Morning tea

11:00-13:00 Skill stations

  • Basic life support
  • Airway management
  • Electrical therapies (Defibrillation, Pacing, Cardioversion)
  • Drugs and Intraosseous access

13:00-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:00 Simulations including ongoing assessments

15:00 -15:15 Afternoon tea

15:15-17:00 Continued Simulations including repeat assessments as required


Novotel Newcastle Beach
King Street Newcastle NSW 2300

Course Description

This is a blended course that utilises online learning to support a 1 day face to face course.  The blended program is inclusive of theory content, skill stations and real-time ALS scenario simulations adapted to your clinical environment.  

Self paced learning completed prior to course attendance includes a series of skills videos, pre-recorded presentations and case based scenarios to test your knowledge prior to attendance at the 1 day practical program. The online learning component will take approximately 4-8 hours to complete.

This course equips you to provide infant, child and adult basic life support (including C-Spine stabilisation) as well as adult advanced life support (ALS) in the event of an adult cardiac arrest. ALS includes manual defibrillation, drug therapy, airway management, assessment & management of reversible causes as well as special circumstances such as anaphylaxis, and post resuscitation care. 

All candidates will have their skills monitored and assessed throughout practical sessions and real-time scenarios. ALS competency will be achieved via practical assessments through simulation and online theory exam. All participants will be eligible for a certificate of ALS attendance, and those who are deemed competent will receive a certificate of ALS competency.

This Course is designed for all medical, nursing, paramedic and specialist health care professionals who need to be capable of providing emergency management and advanced life support to their patients. It also meets the ALS training program requirement for GP registrars.

A separate one day program is available for those interested in Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).

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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