E-Advanced Life Support ALS - Resuscitation Council (UK) Course
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Who is this course suitable for?
The one-day e-ALS is useful for those with less study leave available. However, we do advise that those candidates applying for the e-ALS should be competent in Immediate Life Support (ILS) skills.
Criteria for attending an ALS Course – Candidates must be qualified healthcare professionals who would be expected to apply the skills taught as part of their clinical duties, or teach them on a regular basis. Appropriate participants include doctors and senior nurses working in critical care areas (e.g. ED, CCU, ICU, HDU, operating theatres, acute medical admissions units) or in the resuscitation/medical emergency team, and paramedics. Applications must include a valid GMC or NMC number and prior competence in CPR is an essential prerequisite to attending the course.
NB. UEA medical students and paramedic students in their final year of training can be accepted as candidates on an e-ALS course at UEA as an established local arrangement.
Assessment and Certification
Continuous assessment occurs throughout the ALS course, which is based on clinical simulations that allow candidates to demonstrate the core competencies that have been taught on the course. These include airway management, high quality CPR and defibrillation and cardiac arrest management. A final assessment of candidates at the end of the course takes the form of management of a cardiac arrest simulation and a MCQ paper. Successful candidates receive a Resuscitation Council (UK) ALS provider certificate, which is valid for 4 years. The ALS course is recognised for up to 10 continuing professional development (CPD) points.
The course manual is sent to candidates one month before the course. Candidates are expected to have prepared for the course by reading the manual and submitting their completed pre-course MCQ paper before attending the face-to-face course. Candidates are advised to complete the pre-course MCQ without reference to the manual. Candidates are also given access to e-learning materials on the LMS. For those candidates attending the e-ALS course, the e-learning content replaces the first day of the 2-day course and they must access and undertake the e-learning component before attending the face-to-face element of the course. Prior competence in CPR is an essential prerequisite to attending the course.
Are CPD points available for this course?
Yes. Candidates attending the course may claim 10 CPD points for an eALS course and 5 CPD points for an ALS recertification course. If you have any further queries regarding CPD please contact your Royal College.
Booking Terms and Conditions
By proceeding with this booking I accept the following terms and conditions. The “user of the service” is a person booking onto a programme of education or assessment. The “service provider” is the University of East Anglia.
Health and Safety Advice
It is important that during this training you do not perform any skill which may exacerbate a pre-existing injury or illness. If you experience any symptoms during training that suggests injury or illness may be exacerbated stop performing the skill and inform the tutor.
If you are in the 2nd Trimester of pregnancy you should only perform chest compressions on a training mannequin that is placed on a bed set to an appropriate height. If you are in the 3rd Trimester of pregnancy you should not perform chest compression or turn a patient into the recovery position.
Where defibrillators are used as part of the training this should only take place under the direct supervision of the tutor.
Position Statement on disabled candidates attending Resuscitation Council (UK) courses
Candidates with disabilities are eligible to undertake Resuscitation Council (UK) (“RC (UK)”) life support courses. The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 was introduced to end discrimination against the disabled. It places duties on service providers not to discriminate against, and to make reasonable adjustments to their policies and procedures for those with disabilities to avoid any discriminatory impact.
The RC (UK) recognises its obligations in this field and will do everything it can to assist those with a disability, and will ask its course providers to do the same. Candidates should notify the Course Director of any disability before the start of the course and the Course Director should then make reasonable efforts to accommodate the candidate’s requirements. For example, the course provider may be able to make changes to the physical surroundings or, if a disabled candidate is physically unable to undertake a task, it may be possible to allow the candidate to instruct a proxy instead. However, any such changes made by the provider should not cause a deterioration in the experience or training of the other candidates.