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Frequently Asked Questions

I am an RN. If I do the Advanced Life Support course, does that allow me to prescribe and administer IV fluids as part of my scope of practice?

During our ALS course, we cover the use of adrenaline and amiodarone and there are certain circumstances, in an advanced life support situation, where RNs are allowed to possess and administer those drugs and potentially IV fluids without the supervision of a Doctor. However, an ALS certification does not change your scope of practice. As such, you are not authorised to administer these drugs or IV fluids without a medical officer prescribing them in some form or another. In many states, this prescription may be present in a standing order or organisational policy. However, state legislations differ and as such, you will need to verify what you are authorised to administer when a Doctor is not present directly within your healthcare organisation.

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Yes, the 2 day program is now fully integrated to include ALS content across both days.

Our 2 day Basic and Advanced Life Support course and our 1 day Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course have been approved for grants with the RACGP and ACRRM

It is recommended that participants have read the pre-program course manual and have watched the demonstration BLS and ALS videos to enhance their learning.

All participants will undertake practical and theoretical assessments for basic life support and advanced life support throughout the face to face program.

Yes, You are more than welcome to attend most courses/webinars but note some courses have face-to-face components.

Yes, the assessments are no longer optional.

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In the event that you need to cancel one of our paid courses, a cancellation request must be received a minimum of 7 days prior to the event. Cancellations will not be accepted within 7 days of the event. Cancellation fees do apply.

Our ALS course covers the same material as an ALS2 course.

Assessment consists of theory exam requiring an 80% pass mark plus typically a practical assessment

We offer an optional competency based assessment which is valid for 12 months. BLS and ALS certificates of attendance are in accordance with the RACGP and are valid for 3 years.

Yes, our ALS & PALS courses have accreditation with various medical colleges

Both the blended and full face-to-face ALS course covers the ARC and international guidelines.

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The ALS2 courses, for example, are conducted by ARC Course centres and will typically be more expensive in part because they pay royalties back to the ARC.
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