Advanced Life Support

9th and 10th December 2017

Walsall Healthcare Education Academy, Manor Hospital, Walsall WS2 9PS

Learning outcomes

The ALS course teaches the knowledge and skills required to:

  • Recognise and treat the deteriorating patient using a structured ABCDE approach.
  • Treat cardiac and/or respiratory arrest, including starting CPR, manual defibrillation, lifethreatening.
  • Arrhythmias, and post resuscitation care.
  • Care for the deteriorating patient or patient in cardiac and/or respiratory arrest in special.
  • Circumstances such as anaphylaxis, and pregnancy.
  • Lead a team, work as a team member, and use structured communication skills including.
  • Giving an effective handover.

Aimed at

The ALS provider 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. ED, CCU, ICU, HDU, operating theatres, acute medical admissions units) or in the resuscitation/ medical emergency team, and paramedics.

All applicants must hold a current clinical appointment and professional healthcare qualification or be in training for a professional healthcare qualification.

Medical students, nurses and other healthcare providers not covered in the groups above should be encouraged to complete the Immediate Life Support (ILS) course. Those with a particular interest in resuscitation should then consider attending an ALS provider course, where appropriate. Medical students in their final year of training can be accepted as candidates on an ALS course if this is an established local arrangement.

Prior competence in CPR is an essential prerequisite to attending the course.

Course Programme

The course is very intensive and candidates are sent the ALS manual one month prior to the course. Candidates are required to complete a pre-course multiple choice questionnaire (MCQ) on the LMS before attending the course.

The course we run is delivered over 2 days. There is a high ratio of instructors to candidates. The course includes core lectures and interactive workshops. The face-to-face teaching is mainly delivered in small groups with hands-on practical skill stations and clinically-based simulations. The simulations are designed to develop team and communication skills using the resuscitation skills and knowledge acquired during the course.

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Places are currently available.
Dates 9th and 10th December 2017
24th and 25th March 2018
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Walsall Healthcare Education Academy, Manor Hospital, Walsall WS2 9PS
Course Fee £ 425.00
Closing Date Places will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis and therefore we are unable to provide a precise closing date.
Dress code Professional/Semi-formal
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