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Advanced Life Support - Theory

Advanced Life Support - Theory

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CPD hours: 7.0

Affinity’s Advanced Life Support (ALS) Course has been developed to provide clinicians with the necessary knowledge and skills to competently provide both Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) to patients in the event of a life-threatening emergency.

The course reflects the current guidelines and publications of:

  • The Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) who follow the recommendations of The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR).
  • The Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN).
  • Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) - Standard 9: Recognising and responding to clinical deterioration in acute health care.


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  • This Advanced Life Support course is endorsed by ACN according to our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Endorsed Course Standards.
    It has been allocated CPD hours according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia – Continuing Professional Development Standard.

Course Details

Course Overview

Our completely online ALS theory has 2 components:

1. A theory learning package
2. Online theory assessment


Demonstrate understanding in:
1. Adult basic life support with paediatric considerations
2. Airway Management – basic and advanced
3. Safe use of defibrillator
4. Managing priorities according to the ARC/ANZCOR ALS algorithm
5. Rhythm recognition
6. Electrical therapy in ALS
7. Pharmacology in adult advanced life support
8. Intraosseous insertion and management
9. Paediatric advanced life support considerations
10. ALS team and communicating effectively in an emergency
11. Post resuscitation care
12. Debriefing

Who is this for?

Registered Nurses

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