This booking form is only for Foundation Year 1 doctors based at Addenbrooke's at the time of the course date
TO APPLY YOU MUST HAVE YOUR SPECIALITY SET AS FOUNDATION TRAINING.
Please ensure you have booked your study leave - you are entitled to one day for study & one day to attend the course.
HEE provide funding for EoE trainees to attend education and training courses which will assist in meeting aspects of the curriculum. Your place on the course you have applied for is funded by HEE, and approved by the TPD/Head of School. Non-attendance is taken seriously and if you book onto the course and do not attend on the day, your details will be forwarded to the Training Programme Director and Head of School.
Each trainee is entilted to one funded place. Cancellations may not be able to be accommodated for another funded place if the cancelled place cannot be re-filled by another suitable trainee. Therefore full course payment of £500 would be required if you need to book on an alternative course date.
The Resuscitation Council (UK) Advanced Life Support (ALS) course was launched 1993. It is a standardised national course teaching evidence-based resuscitation guidelines and skills to healthcare professionals in the United Kingdom. The ALS course has also been adopted by the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC).
Who is this course suitable for?
The ALS provider 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. Medical students, nurses and other healthcare providers not covered in the groups above should be encouraged to complete the Immediate Life Support (ILS) course. Those with a particular interest in resuscitation should then consider attending an ALS provider course, where appropriate. Medical students in their final year of training can be accepted as candidates on an ALS course if this is an established local arrangement.
The ALS course teaches the knowledge and skills required to:
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.