Advanced Life Support (adult & paediatric) workshops

Suitable for
HNE Health medical and nursing staff
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2020 course dates


Attend an adult workshop, a paediatric workshop or both

Adult workshops - 8.30am -11.30am
Friday, 21 February  
 Friday, 3 April
Friday,12 June 
Thursday, 27 August
Friday 20 November

Paediatric workshops -1pm-4pm
 Friday, 3 April
Friday, 12 June  
Friday, 20 November

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The aim of these half-day courses is to refresh HNE Health medical officers and nursing staff in the theory and practical skills, both technical and teamwork skills, to manage a cardiac arrest. 


The course includes readings sent prior to the course, lectures, skills stations and simulation scenarios, including:

  • use of a manual and or SAED (Shock Advisory External Defibrillator),
  • transcutaneous pacing,
  • the role of drugs in cardiac arrest,
  • effective bag-mask ventilation, and
  • insertion of a Laryngeal Mask Airway


Content is based on recommendations from the Australian Resuscitation Council and on crisis resource management (CRM) principles including effective leadership, communication, distribution of workload, and assertiveness.


Proficiency with Basic Life Support and familiarity with Advanced Life Support

CPD / Assessment

Anaesthetists should refer to the HNESC website for specific ANZCA related CPD ALS course information

Nursing staff – if you wish to be signed off in My Health Learning for ALS competency you must provide evidence of having completed Edmore online ALS theory and assessment no longer than 3 months prior to the course date.  Please bring this to our attention at the time of booking as additional time will need to be allowed for the practical assessment.

Medical staff – if you need to be assessed to meet College requirements, please bring this to our attention at the time of registration as additional time will need to be allowed during the course.

Cost (includes GST)

  • HNE Health nurses $102 per workshop
  • HNE Health trainees $177 per workshop
  • HNE Health consultants (incl. VMO) $355 per workshop

Please note the HNESC also offers a full day ALS course, SEALS, which is suitable for nursing staff and all medical officer levels.