Advanced Life Support Course 1Day


This 1 day bespoke course will equip learners with the theoretical and practical skills required to practice advanced life support in adults. We can adjust this face-to-face programme to suit the needs of the group and it can be complimented with a range of other courses. This is not a RCUK Course.

This course is designed for healthcare professionals who would be expected to apply the skills taught as part of their clinical duties, or to teach them on a regular basis. Appropriate participants include doctors, paramedics and nurses working in acute care areas (e.g. ED, CCU, ICU, HDU, operating theatres, acute medical admissions units) or on resuscitation /medical emergency/ICU outreach teams. All applicants must hold a professional healthcare qualification or be in training for a professional healthcare qualification.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Knowledge of the incidence and causes of sudden death in adults.
  • Recognise and treat the deteriorating patient using A-E Approach
  • Understand Advanced Life Support (ALS) guidelines in adults.
  • Demonstrate confident and safe practice of ALS in adults.
  • Understand principles surrounding defibrillation.
  • Recognise cardiac arrest and peri-arrest ECG rhythms including 12 lead
  • Understand safe principles and techniques for airway management
  • Demonstrate safe use of LMA Airway, Igel and Endotracheal Intubation.
  • Knowledge of what drugs are used and when.Demonstrate safe and effective team
  • Working within a multidisciplinary team in an emergency situation;


Delegates who successfully complete the course will be given a certificate of attendance

Course Structure and Programme


Course manuals are provided pre course to enable candidates to develop core knowledge. The course is very practical in nature and the learning environment is both supportive and fun. This delivers the skills and confidence to manage a situation in real life.

All candidates will receive a post course pack with a host of resources to help them assimilate the knowledge and skills. This includes course slide set, personal resuscitation mask and medical emergencies flow charts to use as an aide memoir after the course.

Course Length

This course is at least 7.5 contact hours

Course Assessment

Assessment is continuous