Advanced Life Support Level 2 (ALS2)

Thank you for your registration for this Advanced Life Support Level 2 (ALS2) short course.  We will be in contact with details and payment instructions shortly.  We look forward to your attendance.

Are you a Registered Nurse or Health Professional looking to refresh and develop your skills?

Date: 2nd & 3rd October 2021, 13th & 14th November 2021
Time: 8am - 6pm (AWST) 1pm - 3pm (AEST)
Cost: $1350 (inc. GST)
Fremantle Campus, WA

The Advanced Life Support Level 2 (ALS2) course is ideal for those healthcare professionals who are frequently involved in the response to a deteriorating patient or to a patient in cardiac arrest. This is a two-day course with the focus on the developing advanced skills in managing deteriorating patients and cardiac arrest. The course is designed for healthcare professionals who would be expected to apply the skills taught as part of their clinical duties, to lead initial resuscitation, or to teach advanced resuscitation skills on a regular basis. Appropriate participants include medical doctors, nurses and paramedics working in acute and critical care areas (e.g. ED, CCU, ICU, HDU, acute admissions units) or in the resuscitation /medical emergency team.

The ALS2 course is a very intensive, advanced course and candidates are sent the ALS2 manual one month prior to the course commencing. Candidates are required to complete a pre-course multiple choice question paper to guide preparation.

Prior skills and competence in cardiopulmonary resuscitation is an essential prerequisite to attending the course. While the course covers advanced resuscitation skills, it is also designed to develop leadership and teamworking skills in managing such emergencies.

  • Course Learning Outcomes

    Included in the ALS 2 course are lectures, workshops, skills stations and simulation teaching that covers:

    • Recognition, assessment and management of the deteriorating patient using a structured ABCDE approach (aiming to prevent cardiac arrest)
    • Treat cardiac and/or respiratory arrest, including manual defibrillation
    • Management of life-threatening arrhythmias
    • Preparing and planning for post resuscitation care
    • Care for the deteriorating patient or patient in cardiac and/or respiratory arrest in special 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
    • Consideration for end of life decision making

    The course is ideal for those in healthcare with frequent exposure to life-threatening crisis events needing advanced life support training.

    The adult advanced life support courses are standardised national courses accredited by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC), teaching evidence-based resuscitation guidelines and skills to healthcare professionals.

    As all co-badged courses in Australia are regulated by the ARC, the ALS course credentials are cross-recognised by the RC(UK), New Zealand Resuscitation Council (NZRC) and the European Resuscitation Council (ERC).

    Candidates on the ALS courses are derived from the medical, nursing, paramedical and allied healthcare professions. ARC Courses provide the opportunity for interprofessional education to promote the knowledge, skills, attributes and attitudes in order to work together in an effective collaborative fashion. Certification for the advanced life support courses is valid for up to 4 years.

  • About the facilitator

    Dr Steven Hardman
    Senior Lecturer | School of Nursing & Midwifery
    The University of Notre Dame Australia
    RN (Adult), DipHE Nursing, BSc (Hon), PGCert Higher Education, PGCert Critical Care, MSc, PhD

    Dr Steven Hardman is a registered nurse with 26 years of post graduate experience. Steve has worked in a variety of settings across the globe including clinical, educational and military roles. He completed a PhD at The University of Notre Dame Australia with his research focusing on the role and competencies of graduate nurses dealing with clinically deteriorating ward patients. His areas of expertise are within acute and critical care nursing, clinical deterioration, advanced life support and resuscitation. Steve continues to work clinically as a senior nurse within a Metropolitan intensive care unit.

    Steve is currently employed within the School of Nursing and Midwifery as a senior lecturer. This involves coordinating, developing and delivering several undergraduate and postgraduate nursing and multi-professional courses. Other roles and responsibilities undertaken by Steve include chairing the School Exam Committee, acting as academic liaison for undergraduate students, membership of the School Research Committee and the supervision of several higher degree by research students.

  • Refund & Cancellation Policy

    ALS2 Course Refund Policy

    Notre Dame can offer a full refund if a place on an ALS2 course is cancelled at least 42 days prior to the course date. If a place on the ALS2 course is cancelled from 41 days up until 28 days prior to the course date, a partial refund of $640 can be provided. If a place on the ALS2 course is cancelled within 27 days of the course date, no refund will be provided.

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