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Advanced Life Support (ALS)

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The Resuscitation Council (UK) Advanced Life Support (ALS) course is a standardised national
course teaching evidence-based resuscitation guidelines and skills to healthcare professionals in the United Kingdom.

We offer the traditional two-day ALS course or the new one-day e-ALS course (see below for further details) or review both course details on the Resuscitation Council (UK) website at: http://www.resus.org.uk/pages/courses.htm

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Course Director: Mr Steven Root, Senior Resuscitation Officer

Approval by: The Resuscitation Council (UK) www.resus.org.uk/pages/courses.htm

The Resuscitation Council (UK) Advanced Life Support (ALS) course is a standardised national
course teaching evidence-based resuscitation guidelines and skills to healthcare professionals in the United Kingdom.

Criteria for attending an ALS Course – Candidates must be qualified healthcare professionals who would be expected to apply the skills taught as part of their clinical duties, or teach them on a regular basis.  Appropriate participants include doctors and senior nurses working in critical care areas (e.g. ED, CCU, ICU, HDU, operating theatres, acute medical admissions units) or in the resuscitation/medical emergency team, and paramedics.  Applications must include a valid GMC or NMC number and prior competence in CPR is an essential prerequisite to attending the course.  Medical students, nurses and other healthcare providers not covered in the groups above should first complete the Immediate Life Support (ILS) course.

Course format:
Lectures include advanced life support in perspective, causes and prevention of cardiac arrest, acute coronary syndromes, the ALS algorithm, post resuscitation care and decisions relating to resuscitation.
Practical skill stations, simulations and workshops include airway management,  monitoring, rhythm recognition and 12-lead ECG, initial assessment and resuscitation, tachycardia and bradycardia, arterial blood gas analysis, cardiac arrest in special  circumstances, and cardiac arrest management (simulations). Clinically-based simulations in small groups are designed to develop team and communication skills using the resuscitation skills and knowledge acquired during the course.  Continuous assessment occurs throughout the ALS course, which is based on clinical simulations that allow candidates to demonstrate the core competencies that have been taught on the course. These include airway management, initial assessment and resuscitation and cardiac arrest management. A final assessment of candidates at the end of the course takes the form of management of a cardiac arrest simulation and a multiple choice questionnaire (MCQ).  Successful candidates receive a Resuscitation Council (UK) ALS Provider certificate, which is valid for 4 years.

Course fee includes course manual, lunches and refreshments

(NWLH Trust staff discount is offered on this course, please contact us for further details)




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