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Competence description VQTS:
3.6.c   To be able to apply ALS according to resuscitation guidelines and in cooperation with authorised medical personnel.    
Competence SkillsKnowledge

The professional caregiver autonomously and self-responsibly apply 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 patient’s/client’s (e.g. seriously sick persons, pregnant persons, aged persons, children, infants),
  • apply cardiopulmonary resuscitation in accidents with 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 of 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 one’s own behaviour in multi-causality incidents,
  • describe execution of triage systems.

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