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Advanced Life Support (e-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.

The one-day e-ALS consists of approx. 7 hours of e-learning for candidates to study at their own pace ahead of the one-day face-to-face training.

We offer either the traditional two-day ALS course or the one-day e-ALS course (see below) or review the 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

Lectures:

  • ALS in perspective

  • ALS algorithm

  • Causes and prevention of cardiac arrest

  • Acute coronary syndromes

  • Post resuscitation care

  • Also includes 10-minute video to demonstrate Cardiac Arrest

  • Simulation

     

Workshops:

  • Monitoring, rhythm recognition and 12-lead ECG

  • Tachycardia, cardioverison and drugs

  • Bradycardia, pacing and drugs

  • Special circumstances

  • Decisions relating to resuscitation

  • Arterial blood gas analysis

     

Practical skill stations & Assessments:

  • Airway management

  • Initial assessment and resuscitation

  • Cardioversion and pacing workshop

  • Cardiac arrest management (simulations)

     

 Certification is valid for 4 years.

Course fee includes course manual, lunches and refreshments

The one-day e-ALS is useful for those with less study leave available or for those who wish to recertify.  However, we do advise that those candidates applying for the e-ALS should have completed an ILS course previously.

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.

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




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