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Advanced Life Support Online (ALS)
With the health practitioner’s expanding role, they are required to have a sound knowledge and demonstrate skills in the care and management of the deteriorating patient during a life-threatening emergency. As part of this role, the remote and rural health practitioner may be required to initiate and maintain ALS measures.
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.
- Introduction to the ALS course
- DRS — the Danger, Response, Send for Help elements of the ALS algorithm
- Airway — Principles and Practices of airway management in ALS
- Breathing — Respiratory support in ALS
- Defibrillation — Cardiac Physiology, Arrhythmia Recognition and Management, defibrillation
- Medicines — First and Second Line Drugs in ALS
- Post-Resuscitation Care — Principles and Practice of post-resuscitation care
- Ethics, Medico Legal — Legal and Ethical Considerations around ALS
- Documentation — Effective Documentation in ALS
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.