Advanced Life Support, Advanced Life Support (Recertification) and e-Advanced Life Support


There are 3 course options:
 

Advanced Life Support (2 days)

The ALS course teaches the theory and practical skills to effectively treat cardiorespiratory arrest, peri-arrest situations and special circumstances, and to prepare senior members of a multidisciplinary team to treat the patient until transfer to a critical care area is possible.
 

ALS Recertification Course

Only those candidates who hold a valid ALS Provider certificate are eligible to attend the one day re-certification course. Certificates are valid for 4 years. It is not recommended that candidates attend a recertification course if more than one year has elapsed since the expiry date of their Provider certificate.
 

e-Advanced Life Support

Candidate eligibility is the same for e-ALS as the full 2 day course.
The online component needs to be sucessfully completed prior to the 1 day face to face element. Certificates are valid for 4 years. Candidates are given access to online resources from one month prior to the course. At their own pace they will then study approximately 7 hours of on-line course material before attending a 1-day face-to-face course. Access to the e-learning materials continues for a total of 5 months.
 

Accrediting Body

Resuscitation Council (UK)


Target audience

The ALS provider course is designed for healthcare professionals who would be expected to apply the skills taught as part of their clinical duties, or to teach them on a regular basis.  Appropriate participants include doctors and nurses working in critical care areas (ED, CCU, ICU, HDU, theatres and medical admissions units), or on the resuscitation/medical emergency team and paramedics.


Duration

The ALS course is run over 2 consecutive days.
The ALS recertification and e-ALS are each 1 day.


Assessment

Assessments are based on clinical scenarios that allow the candidate to demonstrate the core competencies that have been taught on the course.  These include airway management, initial assessment, resuscitation and cardiac arrest management (CASTest) and a multiple choice questionnaire (MCQ).

Successful candidates receive a Resuscitation Council (UK) ALS provider certificate, which is valid for 4 years.
 

Cost

ALS course: £400.00 

ALS Re-cert: £300.00 

e-ALS:  £300.00 

Includes course materials and daytime catering.

Course dates

Dates available

e-ALS

  • All recent courses have now ended. Upcoming dates will follow.

ALS recertification

  • 11 Decemeber 2019

 

Book your place

For an application form please email dhft.specialistcourses@nhs.net  stating Advanced Life Support in the subject.

Please advise of your grade, specialty, name of the hospital where you work and your mobile number.

 

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Unless you have otherwise stipulated within your submitted registration, your details will be removed from our protected hospital computer network shortly after you have attended your training course. 

Removal of your information from our records 

You are entitled to request that we remove any personal information we have about you stored within our systems at any time. For more information on how to do this please email dhft.specialistcourses@nhs.net.