This 1 day course aims to provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills to be effective members of a resuscitation team. It is ideal for those with limited or infrequent exposure to patients in crisis. The course includes:
  • Application of the ABCDE approach to recognise, assess and manage the critically ill patient
  • Airway management skills, including basic airway adjuncts and LMA
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Defibrillation skills (manual and/or AED modes)
  • work as an effective team member in a cardiac arrest situation
  • cardiac arrest management using the ARC ALS algorithm
  • use of pocket mask and spinal management to meet RACGP requirements  
* on prior request 

  This two-day course builds on core ALS guidelines and aims to develop advanced skills in managing the deteriorating patient and cardiac arrest. It is designed for doctors, and nurses working in critical care areas as well as paramedics.

The course requires a pre and post course assessment and 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
  • Airway skills station including Basic and advanced adjuncts
  • 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


Continuous Professional Development (CPD) enables healthcare professionals to stay abreast, improve and expand their knowledge, skills and competencies. Various professional bodies recognise specific activities relevant to their representative field.