Paediatric Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support

Accredited 1-day course!

This Paediatric Advanced Life Support Course is coordinated by highly qualified, experienced facilitators and utilises workstations to assist the integration of theory into practice.

The information presented in the Paediatric Advanced Life Support Course is consistent with both the Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines and the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) guidelines.

During the course, the participants actually use the equipment, perform procedures and manage the arrest scenarios themselves.

Numbers are strictly limited and due to the popularity of our education programs we advise you to register early.  We have a limit of 6 participants per Facilitator for this course and courses tend to book out quickly.

Course Content

  • Causes of cardiopulmonary arrest
  • Basic Life Support – infant & child (including assessment)
  • Basic & Advanced Airway Management (including assessment)
    • Foreign body airway obstruction
    • Oropharyngeal airways
    • Nasopharyngeal airways
    • Bag-valve-mask device
    • Intubation
    • Laryngeal mask airways
  • Rhythm Recognition
    • Sinus rhythm (age appropriate rates)
    • Sinus bradycardia / Sinus tachycardia (age appropriate rates)
    • Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)
    • Ventricular tachycardia (VT)
    • Ventricular fibrillation (VF)
    • Asystole
  • Defibrillation
  • Emergency Drug Therapy
    • Intravenous access (peripheral & central)
    • Intraosseous access
    • Drugs (Adrenaline, Fluid replacement, Glucose, Antiarrhythmics and other emergency drugs - Atropine, Sodium Bicarbonate Magnesium, Calcium & Potassium will be discussed)
  • Cardiac Arrest Algorithms
  • Case scenarios
    • Post Resuscitation Care
    • Observations
    • Investigations
    • Temperature management
    • Glucose management
    • Care of Family members
  • Prognosis and prediction of outcome
  • Cessation of cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Megacode management – arrest scenarios (including assessment)
  • Theoretical examination
  • Pre-reading material will be forwarded prior to this course.

2017 Course Dates & Time

Time:
8.30am - 4.00pm

Semester 1:
March 30th 2017 
May 9th 2017 FULL
June 15th 2017  FULL

Semester 2:      
August 8th 2017 
October 27th 2017 FULL
November 7th 2017  FULL

Registration Fees

Cost: $379.00 (GST Inclusive)

Catering: Morning tea & lunch provided

Cancellation Policy:  Due to the popularity of our programs, your registration will only be confirmed upon receipt of a completed application form and full payment, subject to availability.  We must receive seven (7) days notification of cancellation of your attendance at any course. Your registration fee will be refunded to you less a $50 cancellation fee to cover administration & processing costs, Upon seven (7) days notification of cancellation of attendance, your registration may be transferred, with no additional cost, to a future HealthCare Training Service course within the next four (4) months, if registration numbers permit.  Further, you may only transfer your registration in any program once.  Cancellations will not be accepted within 7 days of a scheduled course.  If you cancel your attendance within 7 days of scheduled course, your registration fee with be forfeited.

Note:  In the unlikely event that the course is cancelled, your registration fee will be returned in full.  As many programs fill up quickly, participants are advised to book early to avoid the disappointment of missing out.

Venue Details

Brisbane International Windsor
Cnr Lutwyche Road & Bryden Street
Windsor  Qld  4030


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Testimonials

“Course has been great. All areas were very useful. Excellent Educators.”  Julie (Cairns)

“Facilitators were very efficient, highly skilled and knowledgeable.  Thank you for teaching me so many new skills.”  Lucy (Rockhampton)

“Thoroughly enjoyed this course – reinstilled my confidence.  Great Facilitators.”  Jo (Cairns)

“Brilliant course!  All of it is absolutely required.”  Polly (Cairns)

“All aspects were extremely helpful!  Fantastic course!”  Julia (Brisbane)

Course Brochure

Further details are outlined in the relevant course brochure below:

2017 Paediatric Basic & Advanced Life Support Course Medical Officers.pdf
2017 Paediatric Basic & Advanced Life Support Course Nurses & Paramedics.pdf

PALS Participant Information 2017.pdf


Australian College of Rural & Remote Medicine (ACRRM) Points

This activity has been accredited by the Australian College of Rural & Remote Medicine (ACRRM), with the following points awarded:
10 Advanced Life Support points
20 PRPD points
30 Emergency Medicine MOPS points

Grant eligibility: Emergency Medicine

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) QI&CPD Program

This activity has been approved by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) for the 2017-2019 triennium, Activity No. 84065, with the following points awarded:
Total 40 Category 1 Points (includes CPR requirement)

Grant eligibility:  1 day Emergency Medicine; Anaesthetics

Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) CPD Program

Participants in the Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) CPD Program may claim this Paediatric Basic & Advanced Life Support Course as an emergency response activity in their CPD portfolio.
Emergency response activity: Cardiac arrest (PB + ALS)
Recognition code: ER-17-CA-075

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Points

In addition, attendance at this course provides you with 12 Continuing Professional Development hours as part of your planned learning activities to maintain, improve and broaden your knowledge, expertise and competence. (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, March 2010).