This two-day course covers advanced resuscitation skills designed for the health care professional to develop leadership skills as well as critical thinking and decision-making skills.
This course is ADVANCED life support (ALS) Level 2, this course is endorsed by the Australian College of Nursing, Australia (ACN). It is conducted over two full days, with a pre-reading component and online video presentations. It reflects the latest Australia and New Zealand Committee of Resuscitation (ANZCOR) guidelines relating to advanced life support.
You will be supported and coached by experienced facilitators to assist you to achieve advanced skills and knowledge. You must demonstrate advanced knowledge and skill to be awarded accreditation. Otherwise, we can only issue a certificate of attendance (non-accredited).
We have noted a lack of basic nursing knowledge in some candidates regarding the difference between a collapse and a cardiac arrest. To elaborate, unconsciousness (LOC) is a sign of many conditions, not necessarily a cardiac arrest, e.g., head injury, epilepsy and overdose, to name a few. You do not perform cardiac compressions unless the patient has a loss of cardiac output due to cardiac arrest.
Assessment before action is necessary – this means checking for a pulse. Only if pulseless do you perform cardiac compressions. You must show an understanding of this basic knowledge before we can award accreditation.
This course will be conducted by Health Ed.
Professionals and the continuing professional development hours are endorsed by the Australian College of Nursing.
The pre-reading component of this course is sent upon registration. Please allow time to complete this before the course commencement.
- Recognition of life-threatening arrhythmias
- Pharmacology – Management according to the latest ARC guidelines
- Airway management
- Mega codes — team leader role – scenarios
- Identify the three essential parameters (values) that assist with analysis of a rhythm strip
0900 – 0930: Course welcome and registration
0930 – 1600: Course content
0900 – 1600: Course content
NB: depending on numbers and skill mix the second day may finish early.
COURSE CO-ORDINATOR AND SENIOR EDUCATOR:
Ms Anne Evans-Murray
Anne is a critical care nurse educator with more than 26 years of experience in clinical teaching both in the hospital and tertiary sectors. She is a Professional Registered Counsellor as well and has her own health education business and counselling practice.
Anne is a national and international lecturer, presenting seminars on general nursing, high dependency, assessment skills of the deteriorating patient and interpretation of ECG skills. These topics are taught in Australia and New Zealand to a broad range of healthcare professionals, including paramedics, nurses and doctors. Anne has extensive experience teaching advanced life support to nurses and doctors for over 25 years.
Anne is a critical care nurse educator with more than 26 years of experience in clinical teaching in both the hospital and tertiary sectors. She is also a Professional Registered Counsellor and has her own health education business and counselling practice.
Anne is a national and international lecturer, presenting seminars on general nursing, high dependency, assessment of the deteriorating patient and interpretation of ECG. These topics are taught in Australia and New Zealand to a broad range of healthcare professionals including paramedics, nurses and doctors.
Anne has extensive experience teaching advanced life support to nurses and doctors for over 25 years. Anne is also a successful author of two clinical nursing education texts, ECGs Simply and Interpretation of Chest X-rays Simply, and the most recent book from her counselling practice and experience,
Uncomplicating Life – Simply.
Anne is a member of the Australian College of Critical Care Nursing (ACCCN).
Anne’s qualifications include:
- R.N., B. Health Science
- Grad. Dip. Ed.
- Masters Education
- Certificate in Critical Care
- Cert IV Workplace Training & Assessment
- Cert IV in Mediation
Our affiliation with ACN provides you with the opportunity to grow your career and tap into your individual potential.
It was absolutely amazing. I really enjoyed the presenter [Anne] and the manner in which she presented the content. I would really recommend it to everyone.
Thoroughly enjoyed this course! Presenters were outstanding- have recommended highly to colleagues. Thanks very much!
Thanks, Anne, for your arrhythmia talk, I finally understand arrhythmias, and the mega code leadership roles. Loved the assertion tips.