Advanced Life Support Level 1

Advanced Life Support Level 1 – Immediate Life Support

Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC)

A one-day (or modular – two half day) course aimed at providing the candidate with the skills and knowledge to manage the patient in the immediate period of crisis. It includes the recognition, assessment and immediate management of the deteriorating patient. Candidates are sent a manual at least two weeks prior to the course to commence preparation for the face-to-face component.

This includes those skills for dealing with a cardiac arrest or other medical emergencies in a clinical setting. Included in the course are:

  • Recognition, assessment and management of the critically ill patient using a structured ABCDE approach

  • Airway management skills

  • Basic Life Support

  • Defibrillation skills (Manual and/or AED modes)

  • Cardiac arrest management using the ARC ALS Algorithm

  • Work as an effective team member in a cardiac arrest

The course can also deliver targeted training needs in a session specific to the candidate group or organisational requirements. It is ideal for those in healthcare with limited or infrequent exposure to crisis events needing advanced life support training.