YAS ALS course

Friday, 05 July, 2024

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS) has run its first Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK) Advanced Life Support (ALS) course and been endorsed as an accredited ALS centre.

Led by Dr Jerry Morse and Dr Andy Pountney, and supported by paramedics and advanced clinical practitioners, 16 YAS paramedics attended the two-day course which takes students through the key aspects of providing ALS and culminates in a practical and theoretical exam.

The overall standard was very high, with all participants passing the exam.

As this was the first course YAS has run, an RCUK regional representative was on hand to review the training and, following excellent feedback, YAS has been signed off as an accredited ALS centre for the next four years.

Commenting on this latest development, Mark Millins, Associate Director - Paramedic Practice, said: "We are currently organising our next ALS courses and planning to expand the number of instructors who are qualified to deliver this training.

"We are looking forward to providing the training to staff at other NHS trusts as well as YAS colleagues now we are an ALS-accredited centre."


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