ALS - Accredited activity

In order for an activity to be accredited 10 ALS points, ALS courses must provide the following skills and knowledge:

  • an understanding of, and practical competence in both basic life support (including CPR, etc) and advanced life support with a focus on the issues that a rural practitioner might encounter
  • competence in airway management techniques that include basic airway manoeuvres such as Guedel airway, bag and mask, oxygen therapy, and more advanced airway manoeuvres such as the use of laryngeal mask or intubation
  • demonstrated ability to efficiently use a manual difibrillator and an automated external defibrillator (AED) 
  • demonstrated ability to identify and manage basic life threatening arrhythmias such as VF and VT, and
  • competence in intravenous access or intraosseous access and have understanding of the administration of drugs in resuscitation, in particular the dose and frequency.