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Activity description

103252 - Advanced Life Support Course - Online with Skype Assessment


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. Assessment of competency is completed via Skype.

Relevance to General Practice

Patients requiring BLS and ALS commonly have underlying problems including: ischaemic heart disease, chronic respiratory disease, drug overdose / toxicity…” i.e. presentations seen by GP’s on a regular basis in their practice. As part of their role, the GP may be required to initiate and maintain ALS measures. “As new evidence on best practice in resuscitation medicine comes to light, the recommendations for resuscitation and life support evolve and change.” To ensure currency of practice, regular training and education in Advanced Life Support techniques and theory is required. The Advanced Life Support Program covers the core principles of cardio-respiratory arrest management in the remote context and is based on the ARC guidelines. The application of the knowledge and skills need to be applied within the context of the policies of the employing health service.

Learning outcomes

  1. Describe the normal cardiac anatomy, rhythm and conduction system of the heart
  2. Demonstrate competency in the management of life threatening situation including DRSABCD and ALS techniques and post arrest care
  3. Describe the legal, ethical and OH&S isues in relation to ALS

Domains of General Practice

D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
  • Effective communication is used in challenging situations

D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
  • Demonstrate leadership in emergency situations

D3. Population health and the context of general practice
  • Effective leadership improves outcomes for patients

D4. Professional and ethical role
  • Critical incidents and potential critical incidents are identified and managed

D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
  • Effective clinical leadership is demonstrated

Curriculum Contextual Units

  • Adult health

This activity is also available on these dates

Advanced Life Support (ALS)

Session summary


Tuesday 8 Aug 2017 12:00am - Tuesday 31 Dec 2019 12:00am

This activity is readily available at any time








All attendees welcome

Target Audience


For more information contact...

Glenda Gleeson
T: 0427618322