The online Advance Life Sup­port Pro­gram (ALS) will pro­vide the Health Prac­ti­tion­er with an oppor­tu­ni­ty to under­take a struc­tured, flex­i­ble, self-paced course con­ducive to learn­ing, which will assist in the achieve­ment of ALS competency.

CRANAplus rec­om­mends that ALS is com­plet­ed every two years and sug­gests that BLS should be com­plet­ed pri­or to under­tak­ing the ALS course.

Pro­gram Modules 

  1. Intro­duc­tion to the ALS course
  2. DRS — the Dan­ger, Response, Send for Help ele­ments of the ALS algorithm
  3. Air­way — Prin­ci­ples and Prac­tices of air­way man­age­ment in ALS
  4. Breath­ing — Res­pi­ra­to­ry sup­port in ALS
  5. Defib­ril­la­tion — Car­diac Phys­i­ol­o­gy, Arrhyth­mia Recog­ni­tion and Man­age­ment, defibrillation
  6. Med­i­cines — First and Sec­ond Line Drugs in ALS
  7. Post-Resus­ci­ta­tion Care — Prin­ci­ples and Prac­tice of post-resus­ci­ta­tion care
  8. Ethics, Medico Legal — Legal and Eth­i­cal Con­sid­er­a­tions around ALS
  9. Doc­u­men­ta­tion — Effec­tive Doc­u­men­ta­tion in ALS
  10. Sum­ma­ry

Clin­i­cal Prac­ti­cal Competency

The Aus­tralian Resus­ci­ta­tion Coun­cil reviews and updates the Advanced Life Sup­port Guide­lines fre­quent­ly, in the con­text of cur­rent best practice. 

The ALS the­o­ry com­po­nent can be com­plet­ed online with the stu­dent approach­ing the ALS Clin­i­cal Edu­ca­tor to assist with a 1:1 prac­ti­cal assess­ment with­in their own work­place if:

  • There is no qual­i­fied asses­sor avail­able on site (asses­sor is required to hold a cur­rent TAE40110/40116 Cert 4 and a cur­rent ALS certificate)
  • There is Skype (or equiv­a­lent) avail­able and nec­es­sary equip­ment on site. Can be obtained either by a local asses­sor or via Skype with the eRe­mote Coordinator.

To dis­cuss this Assess­ment option, please sub­mit an enquiry.

To down­load a copy of the ALS Infor­ma­tion and Prepa­ra­tion for Clin­i­cal Assess­ment infor­ma­tion sheet, click here.