Advance Life Support (ALS)

Course Contents and Timing

  • 1. Faculty meeting and Registration
  • 2. Lecture: ALS in Perspective (10 minutes)
  • 3. Lecture: Causes and Prevention of Cardiac Arrest (25 minutes)
  • 4. Lecture: Acute Coronary Syndromes (20 minutes)


CAS Demo (including Team Leader Skills)

  • 5. ALS Algorithm (60 minutes)


Skill Stations and Workshop:

  • 6. Airway Management Skill Station (50 minutes)
  • 7. Monitoring, Rhythm Recognition and 12-lead ECG (50 minutes)
  • 8. Initial Assessment and Resuscitation Skill Station (100 minutes)


Lecture:

  • 9. Post Resuscitation Care (25 minutes)


CASTeach (must be run in the following order):

  • 10. CASTeach 1 - Assessment of the sick patient and VF (30 minutes)
  • 11. CASTeach 2 - Asystole (30 minutes)
  • 12. CASTeach 3 - PEA (30 minutes)
  • 13. Discussion: Decisions Relating to Resuscitation (30 minutes)


Workshops: Peri-Arrest (may be run in any order)

  • 14. Tachycardia, Cardioversion and Drugs (45 minutes)
  • 15. Bradycardia, Pacing and Drugs (45 minutes)
  • 16. Arterial Blood Gas Analysis (45 minutes)


Workshops: Special Circumstances

  • 17. Special Circumstances 1: Asthma and Anaphylaxis (30 minutes)
  • 18. Special Circumstances 2: Hypovolaemia and Pregnancy (30 minutes)
  • 19. Special Circumstances 3: Poisoning and Electrolyte Disorders (30 minutes)


CASTeach:

  • 20. CASTeach 4 – Simulation 1: Tension pneumothorax (45 Minutes)
  • CASTeach 4 - Simulation 2 : Broad complex tachycardia
  • CASTeach 4 - Simulation 3 : Drowning and hypothermia
  • 21. CASTeach 5 - Simulation 1: Atrial fibrillation, post resuscitation care (45 minutes)
  • CASTeach 5 - Simulation 2: Multiple co-morbidities, decision to stop
  • CASTeach 5 - Simulation 3: Narrow complex tachycardia
  • 22. CASTest: 10 Minutes per candidate Total (60 minutes)

 

  • 23. MCQ Paper (60 minutes)

 

There are three scheduled mentor / mentee meetings throughout the course, further meetings can be included if required. With the exception of the MCQ paper, the minimum and may be extended.

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