Australian Resuscitation Council - Advanced Life Support 2 (ARC ALS2) - Bunbury

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An Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) accredited course, this two day program aims to teach the theory and practical skills to effectively manage cardio/respiratory arrest, peri-arrest situations and special circumstances, and to prepare senior members of a multidisciplinary team to treat the patient until transfer to a critical care area is possible. The course focuses on achieving advanced resuscitation competencies and is also designed to develop leadership and team skills in managing such emergencies.

Course candidates will be sent the ARC Advanced Life Support 2 manual four weeks prior to the course. It is a requirement that the pre-course multiple choice question paper is completed prior to attending. The course must be attended in its entirety with the successful completion of all assessments required to attain ALS Provider status. Candidates who successfully complete the program receive an ARC ALS2 Provider certificate, valid for 4 years. Organisations and candidates should check with their respective professional bodies for the latest requirements.

Course Content

• Recognition, assessment and management of the deteriorating patient using a structured ABCDE approach

• Treat cardiac and/or respiratory arrest, including manual defibrillation

• Management of life-threatening arrhythmias

• Preparing and planning post resuscitation care

• Care for the deteriorating patient or patient in cardiac arrest in circumstances such as asthma, anaphylaxis, and pregnancy

• Lead a team, work as a team member, and use structured communication skills including giving an effective handover

Eligibility

All applicants must hold a professional healthcare qualification and current clinical or healthcare educational appointment, or be in training for an Australian professional healthcare qualification. The course is very intense and prior clinical knowledge and experience of critically ill patients is essential. Appropriate participants include doctors, and nurses working in critical care areas (e.g. ED, CCU, ICU, HDU, acute medical/surgical admissions units, after-hours and outreach team members) or in the resuscitation/medical emergency team, and professional paramedics. Others include healthcare professionals who expect to use skills and knowledge from the ALS2 as part of their clinical duties on a regular basis, or where part/all of their professional role includes the delivery of ALS education.

Accreditation

This program is accredited with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) for continuing professional development points and is approved for the Anaesthetic and Emergency Medicine Rural Procedural Grants Program. Contact your relevant college before attending to ascertain your eligibility.

Cost

$300 for WACHS employees

$600 for other Health Service employees

$1500 for external candidates            

Expressions of Interest

To register your expressions of interest for this course, click here and lodge an online application by 29 July 2021. Shortlisting will commence shortly after the closing date, successful applicants will be notified via email with registration and payment details.     

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