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NT PHN sponsored places for CRANAplus Advanced Life Support – Nhulunbuy

NT PHN sponsored places for CRANAplus Advanced Life Support – Nhulunbuy

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NT PHN has secured 5 fully funded places to attend the upcoming Advanced Life Support course held by CRANAplus in Nhulunbuy.

$1,000 of travel an accommodation support is also available to successful applicants to attend this course. This will be awarded on a reimbursement basis.

Applications for this close COB Friday 8 July.

Information of the course:

“Advanced Life Support”

Designed for Nurses, Midwives, Paramedics, and Medical Officers, but open to any remote health care workers, the Advanced Life Support Program is based on ANZCOR Guidelines and best practice principles. The course will provide the remote health workforce with the advanced life support skills required in the management of the patient prior, during and after a cardio respiratory arrest with an emphasis on care in the remote and isolated setting. CRANAplus rec­om­mends that ALS be com­plet­ed every two years and sug­gest that BLS be com­plet­ed pri­or to under­tak­ing the ALS course.

The CRANAplus Advanced Life Sup­port one day course con­sists of the following:

  • Online pre-course learn­ing and assess­ments that must be com­plet­ed one week before the course: Advanced Life Sup­port online the­o­ry mod­ules and assess­ment — approx. 8 hours of study
  • Atten­dance at a one day work­shop con­sist­ing of lec­tures, skill sta­tions and prac­ti­cal based scenarios
  • An indi­vid­ual sce­nario based assessment

On successful completion of this course, clinicians will be able to…

  • Under­stand the impor­tant of ear­ly recog­ni­tion of a dete­ri­o­rat­ing patient using the ABCDE approach.
  • Deliv­er stan­dard­ised adult CPR fol­low­ing the ALS algorithm.
  • Man­age a car­diac arrest spe­cif­ic to rur­al and iso­lat­ed environments.
  • Con­sid­er the rel­e­vant caus­es of a car­diopul­monary arrest in adults and treat reversible causes.
  • Main­tain high qual­i­ty CPR with min­i­mal interruptions.
  • Prompt­ly recog­nise and treat shock­able and non-shock­able rhythms.
  • Under­stand the post resus­ci­ta­tion care required.
  • Demon­strate accu­rate doc­u­men­ta­tion and com­mu­ni­cate a clear con­cise han­dover of find­ings and inter­ven­tions using the ISBAR approach
  • Under­stand the legal and eth­i­cal con­sid­er­a­tions around ALS

On successful completion participants will be awarded…

  • A CRANAplus Advanced Life Sup­port cer­tifi­cate (Valid for 2 years)

The opportunity is available to health professionals (nurs­es, mid­wives, para­medics, and med­ical offi­cers) who may be required to pro­vide ALS– working in primary health care within private practice, non-government and not-for-profit sector.


21 Jul 2022


8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Flinders University Rural and Remote Health, Nhulunbuy
Flinders University Rural and Remote Health, Nhulunbuy

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