The Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Advanced Life Support Level 2 (ALS2) is a two day course aimed at developing advanced skills in the management of the deteriorating patient and cardiac arrest management.
The ALS2 course credentials are recognised internationally by organisations including the Resuscitation Council (UK), New Zealand Resuscitation Council (NZRC) and European Resuscitation Council (ERC). Many professional colleges also credential the course and grant educational development points for completion including ANZCA, ACEM, ACRRM, CICM, RACGP and RACP.
The ALS2 course teaches the knowledge and skills required to:
The ALS2 course is delivered as lectures, interactive workshops, and simulated scenarios. The course includes:
The course is designed for healthcare professionals who would be expected to apply the skills taught as part of their clinical duties, or to teach them on a regular basis. Appropriate participants include doctors and nurses working in critical care areas (e.g. emergency, ICU/HDU, anaesthetics/theatre, coronary care, acute admissions units, resuscitation/medical emergency teams), and paramedics.
Medical students and healthcare providers not covered in the groups above are encouraged to initially complete the ALS1 course also offered at Western Health.
Candidates are sent the ALS2 course manual four weeks prior to the course, and are required to complete a pre-course multiple choice paper to guide preparation. The course must be attended in its entirety, and continuous assessment occurs throughout the course based on workshops and clinical simulations. A final assessment at the end of the course takes the form of management of a cardiac arrest simulation and multiple-choice questionnaire.
On successful completion of the course, candidates receive an ALS2 provider certificate which is valid for 4 years.
Further information regarding the Western Health ALS2 course please contact:
Dr John Ozcan (Course Director) - Email [email protected]
Ms Janet Beer (Course Coordinator) - Email [email protected]
Details about ALS courses are also provided by the Australian Resuscitation Council at: www.resus.org.au
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