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Competence description VQTS:

3.6.c Is able to apply ALS according to resuscitation guidelines and in cooperation with authorised medical personnel.    

Competence (EQF) SkillsKnowledge

The professional caregiver autonomously and independently applies ALS according to resuscitation guidelines in cooperation with attending physician.

































The professional caregiver is able to:
  • prepare equipment and assist in cricothyroidotomy and sternotomy,
  • execute laboratory parameters and patient’s/client’s state (e.g. hypoxia, hypo/hyperkaliaemia, hypo/hyperthermia, hypovolemia),
  • apply cardiopulmonary resuscitation in exceptional circumstances (e.g. in special departments of hospitals, on airplanes, sports facilities),
  • apply cardiopulmonary resuscitation in special patients/clients (e.g. seriously ill people, pregnant women, elderly people, children, infants),
  • apply cardiopulmonary resuscitation in accidents involving electricity and lightning,
  • provide life-saving measures in multi-casualty incidents,
  • apply triage systems. 

The professional caregiver is able to:

  • describe execution of cricothyroidotomy and sternotomy,
  • explain related laboratory parameters and patient’s/client’s possible state (e.g. potassium, intoxication),
  • explain diseases that can lead to the need for resuscitation (e.g. heart attack, pulmonary embolism, tension pneumothorax, subarachnoid haemorrhage),
  • explain the context of changes in the ECG and subarachnoid haemorrhage,
  • explain different ECG results (e.g. ventricular fibrillation, pulseless ventricular tachycardia),
  • name the latest cardiopulmonary resuscitation council’s guidelines (e.g. from European Resuscitation Council, American Heart Association),
  • describe differences between advanced life support, paediatric life support and neonatal life support,
  • describe their own behaviour in multi-causality incidents,
  • describe execution of triage systems.    

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