Acute MedicALS Course (Acute Medical Emergencies The Practical

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					                          Acute MedicALS Course
            (Acute Medical Emergencies: The Practical Approach)
                                 TBC 2010

For Whom

This course is for all doctors that deal with acute medical emergencies (SHOs and above).
The ALS Certification is valid for four years. The course is limited to 24 places so early
booking is essential. All bookings are at a first come first served basis.

The faculty includes:

        Dr. Gerry McCarthy, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Cork University Hospital,
        Cork (Course Director)
        Dr. Wayne Wrathall, Consultantin Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medince, Dumfries
        & Galloway Royal Infirmary, Scotland
        Dr. Gareth Quin, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Mid-Western Regional Hospital,
        Dr. Alan Watts, Registrar, Emergency Department, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin 8
        Dr. Cornelia Hartel, Helsingborg Hospital, Sweden
        Dr. Slowamir Wisniewski, Helsingborg Hospital, Sweden

Course Programme

       Structured Approach to Medical Emergencies
       Transport of the Critically Ill Medical Patient
       The Breathless Patient
       The Shocked Patient
       The Poisoned Patient
       The Collapsed Patient
       Patient with Headache
       The ‘Don’t Know’

Skills Stations:
        Chest Pain
        Vascular Access
        Pulse Oximetry
        Peri-arrest Rhythms
        Chest X ray interpretation
        Chest Drains/Pericardiocentesis
        Neurological Assessment
        Lumbar Puncture
        Use of inotropes
        ABG Interpretation
        Blood Test Interpretation
        Fluid Balance and Electrolytes
        Other: Rash; hot joints; abdominal pain; hot swollen leg; pyrexia

Email:               Web:                 Phone: (01) 863 9700
Learning Methods

The course is highly participative with the use of a variety of learning techniques, which
includes lectures, skills, workshops, and resuscitation simulations.

Course Delivery

The course will run for two and a half days inclusive. Day 1 will commence at 9.30am sharp
and will finish at 7.30 pm. Day 2 will commence at 8.30am sharp and will finish at 6.30pm.
Day 3 will commence at 8.30am sharp and will finish at 4.30 pm.


The programme will take place in the Haven Bay Care Centre, Kinsale, Co. Cork. Website


Further information regarding accommodation will be confirmed shortly. Please be
advised that accommodation is not included in the course fee.

Course Fee

Inclusive of tuition, documentation, morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea, the course fee is
€1150. RCPI Collegiate Members receive a 10% discount and RCPI Fellows receive a 20%
discount (please see application form). Fees are payable to the RCPI in advance.

Please note that there is no refund for cancellations received ten working days or less
                                  before course date.


This programme is accredited for 24 CME Credits

Email:              Web:                  Phone: (01) 863 9700
                                     MedicALS Course

                                          TBC 2010

                      This programme is accredited for 24 CME Credits

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