Advanced Resuscitation for Professionals

10 hours (7H30-17H30)

Resuscitation Council of Southern Africa

1000 Discovery miles

13 points (including 1 ethics point)

Course Objective

The Advanced Resuscitation for Professionals course focuses on the advanced management of patients in cardiac arrest and post cardiac arrest and includes the following outcomes:


  • Recap on high-quality Basic Life Support.
  • Airway management and ventilation using adjuncts and supraglottic airway devices.
  • Use of a manual defibrillator.
  • Identification and management of the reversible causes of cardiac arrest.
  • Pharmacological interventions during cardiac arrest.
  • Management of post cardiac arrest (ROSC).
  • Ethics of resuscitation.

The Course is designed for anyone who is required to respond to cardiac arrest in an in-hospital or pre-hospital setting using equipment and pharmacology available to professional healthcare providers.

The course is suited to all levels of registered professional rescuers (Doctors, nurses, and pre-hospital personnel from the intermediate scope and above).

A Resuscitation Council of Southern Africa endorsed course completion certificate is issued to successful candidates.

The course does not teach management of dysrhythmias (bradycardia and tachycardia) nor the management of Acute Coronary Syndromes or Stroke (Participants requiring training in these areas are advised to register for an AHA ACLS course).


Course Content

  • Team-Based Resuscitation
  • Systematic Approach
  • Basic Life Support algorithm
  • BLS for Communicable disease Algorithm
  • Advanced Cardiac Arrest algorithm
  • Post Cardiac Arrest Care (Return of Spontaneous Circulation) algorithm
  • Airway Management and Ventilation
  • Assessment for Foreign Body Airway Obstruction (FBAO)
  • Oxyhemoglobin saturation
  • Capnography
  • Basic devices used to manage airway and ventilation
  • Suction devices
  • Bag-Valve-Mask Device (BVM)
  • Airway adjuncts
  • Advanced airways
  • Adult BLS
  • Defibrillation
  • Purpose and principles of defibrillation
  • Reversible Causes of Cardiac Arrest
  • Medications and Vascular Access
  • Shockable rhythms
  • Non-shockable rhythms
  • Post Cardiac Arrest Care
  • Medical Ethics and Advance Directives