Home Courses Advanced Life Support (ALS) (ECR format) The Immediate Management of Cardiac Emeregencies

Course length: 3 Days
Course Cost: POA

Entry requirements
Current registration as a Medical or Dental Practitioner, Intern, Professional Nurse or Paramedic.
Successful completion of the Entry Test.

Accreditation
Accredited by the HPCSA for 30 CPD points (Incl 1 points for Ethics)

DAY 1 NEW BASIC LIFE SUPPORT

08H00 - MORNING TEA & REGISTRATION Hand in Ethics assessment
08H15- Welcome & Introduction – ALS in perspective
08H45 - Written MCQ test
09H45 - Causes and prevention of Cardio-respiratory Arrest Lecture
10H15 - TEA
10H45 - Acute Coronary Syndromes Lecture ACS – Concept of the Team approach to resuscitation Simulation
12H00- LUNCH
12H45 - ALS treatment Algorithm VF/VT Demonstration & Practice
13H45- Airway Management Skills Demonstration & Practice Oxygen delivery devices
Basic airway management Demonstration & Practice
Advanced airway management Demonstration & Practice
Airway adjuncts – ETCO2, Pulse oxymetry
15H00 - TEA
15H15 - Rhythm recognition Workshop (ECGs) Workshop. Monitoring, defibrillation Demonstration & Practice
16H15- Initial Assessment & Resuscitation Skills CPR
17H15 - Candidate CPR Skills Test
18H15 - Questions, answers, Closure

DAY 2 CARDIAC ARREST SCENARIO TEACHING SESSIONS

08H00- MORNING TEA
08H15 - Introduction to Scenario Management Lecture & Demonstration
08H45 - Scenario 1 – Pulseless VT Team management practice
10H15 - TEA
10H30 - Scenario 2 – VF Team management practice
12H00 - LUNCH

ADVANCED EMERGENCY SKILLS TRAINING

13H00 - Scenario 3 – Asystole Team management practice 13H30
14H00 - Scenario 4 – PEA Team management practice Ethics of Resuscitation Interactive discussion
15H30 - TEA
15H45 - Tachycardias, cardioversion and Drug Workshop Workshop
17H45 - Bradaycardias, Cardiac Pacing & Drugs Workshop Workshop
19H00 - Questions, answers, Closure

DAY 3 CARDIAC ARREST IN SPECIAL SITUATIONS WORKSHOPS

08H00 - MORNING TEA
08H15 -Arterial Blood Gases Analysis Introductory lecture - Workshop
09H15 - Hypovolaemia Introductory lecture - Workshop
10H15 - TEA
11H00 - Pregnancy Introductory lecture - Workshop
12H00 - LUNCH
13H00 - Poisoning Introductory lectureWorkshop
14H00 - Electrolyte disorders Introductory lecture – Workshop
15H00 - TEA
15H15 - Trauma Introductory lecture – Workshop
16H15 - Drowning & Hypothermia Introductory lecture - Workshop

TESTING STATIONS

Stroke Video & Discussion
Putting it all together – Demonstration Practice - Team dynamics
Course summary & testing details
Megacode Management - Testing Stations
Remediation - Course evaluation & Closure

The Course finishes when all the Candidates satisfy all the requirements.
Therefore closing times will depend on their capabilities.

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