Course Information


Important information...

Please be advised that there will be an increase to the costs of  ALS 2 courses with the ARC NSW, with the fee increase taking effect with all registrations from the 20th January, 2015

The current fee structure has been in place for some time and we have made strenuous attempts to maintain this. However, due to significant increases in costs associated with providing ALS courses over this period, including manual purchase and candidate registration, venue hire, catering and other administration charges, we have reluctantly had to increase the registration cost for our courses. Whilst we understand that this is unwelcome to candidates, we try to ensure that our nationally and internationally accredited courses are still substantially less expensive than similar courses such as EMST and APLS.

The new all-inclusive fees will be as follows:

ALS 1

Nurse/Paramedic $549

Doctor $879

ALS 2

Nurse/Paramedic $949

Trainee grade doctor $1695

Specialist / GP $2099


Advanced Life Support Level 1 (Immediate Life Support)

This is a 1-day Advanced Life Support (ALS) course designed to give the candidate the skills to manage a cardiac arrest, or other medical emergency in a clinical setting. The course covers recognition of the critically ill patient, airway management to the level of LMA insertion, resuscitation procedures, safe defibrillation and basic drug therapy.

Its aim is to train healthcare personnel in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, airway management and safe defibrillation (manual and/or AED), enabling them to manage patients in cardiac arrest until arrival of a full cardiac arrest team, and to participate as members of that team.

Assessment on the course is continuous in nature.

All inclusive cost:

Nursing / paramedic candidates $549

Medical candidates $879

Payment:

Payment should be made at the time of registration. The registration form and software allows payment of course fees via the PayPal portal. Payment at the time of registration enables the use of credit cards and also gives a guaranteed confirmation of course booking. Please address any queries about payment to courses@arcnsw.org.au

ARC NSW Branch course cancellation and refund policy:

Although we always make strenuous attempts to accommodate candidates in their attendance at the most convenient and appropriate ALS course, it is essential to realise that we receive many more applications than there are places available. Candidates need to be given the best chance to pass the course, including having sufficient time for pre-reading, so there are limitations to our ability to alter bookings once made.

If you are applying for a refund earlier than 4 weeks prior to the course date, you should either be able to receive a full refund, or reschedule your attendance to another course. Your course date may have to be rescheduled to the next available ARC NSW course; please note this may not always be your first choice.

In case of cancellations within 4 weeks of the course date, the full course fee will be charged. It is unlikely that a suitable subsitute could be found in these circumstances, as a replacement candidate would not have the opportunity to adequately prepare for the course by undertaking the pre-course reading, and therefore moving to a different course will not be possible.

I have read and agree to the terms and conditions.

 

 

ALS 1

Advanced Life Support Level 2

This is a 2 day course which focuses on the developing advanced skills in managing cardiac arrest and other medical emergencies. While the course covers advanced resuscitation skills it is also designed to develop leadership and team skills in managing such emergencies.

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 and nurses working in critical care areas (e.g. ED, CCU, ICU, HDU, operating theatres, medical admissions units) or on the cardiac arrest / medical emergency team and paramedics. All applicants should hold a current clinical appointment and professional healthcare qualification.

All-inclusive cost:

$949 Nursing / paramedic candidates

$1695 for Medical trainee grades (Interns, Resident Medical Officers, Registrars, Fellows)

$2099 Consultants / Specialists (including Career Medical Officers)

Payment:

Payment should be made at the time of registration. The registration form and software allows payment of course fees via the PayPal portal. Payment at the time of registration enables the use of credit cards and also gives a guaranteed confirmation of course booking. Please address any queries about payment to courses@arcnsw.org.au

ARC NSW Branch course cancellation and refund policy:

Although we always make strenuous attempts to accommodate candidates in their attendance at the most convenient and appropriate ALS course, it is essential to realise that we receive many more applications than there are places available. Candidates need to be given the best chance to pass the course, including having sufficient time for pre-reading, so there are limitations to our ability to alter bookings once made.

If you are applying for a refund earlier than 4 weeks prior to the course date, you should either be able to receive a full refund, or reschedule your attendance to another course. Your course date may have to be rescheduled to the next available ARC NSW course; please note this may not always be your first choice.

In case of cancellations within 4 weeks of the course date, the full course fee will be charged. It is unlikely that a suitable subsitute could be found in these circumstances, as a replacement candidate would not have the opportunity to adequately prepare for the course by undertaking the pre-course reading, and therefore moving to a different course will not be possible.

I have read and agree to the terms and conditions.

ALS 2

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