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As you start your planning for the 2020.1 term, now is a great time to plan how you are going to meet your BLS and ALS requirements if you haven’t already.

What are the requirements for BLS and ALS for registrars?

BLS and ALS requirements vary according to your fellowship college/s.

CollegeRequirementTiming
ACRRMBLSThere are no specific separate BLS requirements.
ALS - From 2016 onwardsRural Emergency Skills Training (REST) by the end of first year Primary
Rural and Remote Training (PRRT1)
AND
One further ACRRM accredited Tier 1 course or two accredited Tier 2
courses.
ALS – Prior to 2016:Two ACRRM accredited Tier 1 courses
OR
One ACRRM accredited Tier 1 course and two accredited Tier 2 courses.
RACGPBLSWithin the 12 months PRIOR to commencing GPT1.
BLSWithin the 12 months PRIOR to applying for fellowship.
ALSWithin the 4 years PRIOR to applying for fellowship.

Furthermore, if you are going to be working as a Visiting Medical Officer (VMO) during your rural training, we strongly encourage you to attend an ALS course before commencing the term. Financial support is available as outlined further below.

What courses will meet these requirements?

Courses must be accredited with your fellowship college to count towards your requirement.

To find a list of accredited courses, please see the CPR and ALS Requirements and Guidance Document for GP Registrars available on GPRime under ‘Forms, Documents and Links’.

Does GP Synergy provide financial support to meet these requirements?

Rural pathway registrars training in rural areas MMM 3-7 can apply for GP Synergy funding once during their training towards accredited ALS course fees or an ACRRM accredited emergency course as specified in the Registrar Support Guidelines. GP Synergy will run an ACRRM REST (Rural Emergency Skills Training) course on January 18 and 19 2020, eligible registrars will receive an invitation to this course.

On application, general pathway registrars who complete a rural general practice training term that includes Visiting Medical Officer (VMO) work, may be eligible to apply for funding once during their training for ALS course fees as specified in the Registrar Support Guidelines.

For full details, please see the Registrar Support Guidelines and Forms available on GPRime under ‘Forms, Documents and Links’.

For more information

Please see the CPR and ALS Requirements and Guidance Document for GP Registrars available on GPRime under ‘Forms, Documents and Links’ or The RACGP Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support Guidance Document or the ACRRM Emergency Medicine course requirements. Please contact your education coordinator if you have any queries.