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Resuscitation Council (UK) Advanced Life Support (ALS) Provider Course

24-25 September 2013    


Who should attend? 

The Resuscitation Council (UK) Advanced Life Support (ALS) Provider Course is aimed at healthcare professionals who are expected to apply the skills taught as part of their clinical duties, or, to teach them on a regular basis.

The course is suitable for doctors and nurses who are part of resuscitation / medical emergency teams or working in critical care, emergency and acute medicine areas (e.g. ED, CCU, ICU, HDU, operating theatres, acute medical admissions units) as well as paramedics.

All applicants for a place at Guy’s & St Thomas’ must hold a current clinical appointment and professional healthcare qualification. This course at Guy’s & St Thomas’ is not open to FY1 doctors and only accepts FY2 doctors from a pre-agreed list.

Prior competence in CPR is an essential prerequisite to attending the course.

Overview and objectives 

The Resuscitation Council (UK) Advanced Life Support (ALS) course is a standardised national course teaching evidence-based resuscitation guidelines and skills to healthcare professionals.
Taking place over two days the course consists of core lectures, interactive workshops, practical skill stations and clinically-based simulations designed to develop teamwork and communication based on the knowledge and skills taught on the course.

By the end of the course candidates will be able to:

  • Recognise and treat the deteriorating patient using a structured ABCDE approach treat cardiac and/or respiratory arrest, including starting CPR, manual defibrillation, life threatening arrhythmias, and post resuscitation care.

  • Care for the deteriorating patient or patient in cardiac and/or respiratory arrest in special circumstances such as anaphylaxis, and pregnancy.

  • Lead a team, work as a team member, and use structured communication skills including giving an effective handover.

The ALS course has been adopted by the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC).

Assessment and certification

The ALS course uses a combination of continuous assessment and final assessment of practical and knowledge skills.

Continuous assessment is based on the performance of candidates in skill stations and clinical simulations designed to test the core competencies taught on the course. These include airway management, initial assessment and resuscitation and cardiac arrest management.

The final assessment tests the ability of the candidate to lead a team during a simulated cardiac arrest. Knowledge is tested through a multiple choice questionnaire.

Successful candidates receive a Resuscitation Council (UK) ALS Provider certificate, which is valid for 4 years.

The ALS course is recognised for continuing professional development. As the systems vary between organisations, candidates should check with their respective professional bodies for the latest requirements.


Course fees 

The course costs £435.00


To book your place on the course PLEASE CLICK HERE to be taken to our secure, online booking system.

Contact us 

For more information or if you have any questions about booking a place, please contact:

Ian Mackie

Events Organiser, Guy’s and St Thomas’

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7188 1622