The aim of the Academy of Advanced Life Support is to help registered Doctors, Nurses and Advanced Life Support Paramedics, regardless of their level of skill and knowledge, improve their understanding, ability and confidence with respect to the techniques of resuscitation and emergency care.

MB,BCh(Wits), DipPEC(SA), FCEM(SA), FERC(Belg), FAHA (USA) Registered Specialist in Emergency Medicine Hon. Adjunct Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand Medical Director, Academy of Advanced Life Support Hon. Life President, Resuscitation Council of Southern Africa Past President, College of Emergency Medicine of South Africa Co-author of 80 international publications and 3,750 citations relating to resuscitation and emergency cardiovascular care
Dr Walter Kloeck
Professor Walter
G J Kloeck
Professor Walter Kloeck’s post-graduate medical career started in 1978 with an intense interest in Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, and he has devoted his life to raising the standard of emergency care both in South Africa and world-wide.

Walter co-founded the Resuscitation Council of Southern Africa in 1988 and was Chairman for over 20 years, co-founder of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR), which represents all major Resuscitation Councils worldwide, co-founder of the Emergency Medicine Society of South Africa, and co-founder and Inaugural President of the College of Emergency Medicine of South Africa, a position he held for the past 9 years.

Walter has been a Reviewer and Editorial Board Member of “Resuscitation”, the official journal of the European Resuscitation Council over the past 12 years, and has attended and participated in almost every European Resuscitation Council Congress since its inception. In recognition of his sustained international contribution to resuscitation, he was awarded “Honorary Life Membership” of the European Resuscitation Council in 2008.

Having co-authored 80 international peer-reviewed publications and over 3,750 citations relating to resuscitation and emergency cardiovascular care, Walter was nominated for the European Resuscitation Council’s international award “Fellow of the European Resuscitation Council (FERC)”, which was presented for the first time, since the inception of the European Resuscitation Council in 1990, at a gala ceremony during the “Resuscitation 2010 Congress” in Porto, Portugal on 4 December 2010. The Fellowship of the European Resuscitation Council award was introduced “to recognize its most prominent members who have demonstrated evidence of sustained leadership and contributions to resuscitation medicine through practice, research, education or care of patients”. Walter Kloeck is the first person in the southern hemisphere to have achieved both Honorary Life Membership and Fellowship of the European Resuscitation Council.

Walter has personally presented over 1,000 ACLS and over 600 PALS Courses on behalf of the American Heart Association. In November 2011, he was awarded International Fellowship of the American Heart Association (FAHA) in recognition of his contribution to resuscitation both nationally and internationally. In addition, the University of the Witwatersrand conferred the title Honorary Adjunct Professor of Emergency Medicine in lieu of over 25 years of dedicated service to the University of the Witwatersrand and to the community in general.

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Increase in Course Fees

Please note that from 1 June 2020 we have had to increase all prices due to the increase in the Rate of Exchange and the PPE that we are supplying to candidates. We apologise for the increase, but this is beyond our control. Please visit our Booking Page to download the latest 2020 Price List.

Our Courses

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Provider

The Course is available to any healthcare professional who is registered as a Medical or Dental Practitioner, Intern, Junior Intern, Professional Nurse or Advanced Life Support Paramedic. Participants must be in possession of a valid AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider Certificate.

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ACLS for Experienced Providers

The Course is designed for any healthcare professional who is in possession of a current American Heart Association ACLS Provider Certificate. It is ideal for EMS, Emergency Department and ICU staff, and particularly medical practitioners who regularly participate in resuscitation attempts.

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Emergency ECG and Pharmacology Course

The Course is designed for all healthcare professionals whose responsibilities require them to recognize and interpret life-threatening arrhythmias and ECG rhythms, and to provide initial emergency care and appropriate pharmacological interventions.

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Advanced Neonatal Life Support Course

The Course is the evidence-based Neonatal Resuscitation Program designed by the American Academy of Pediatrics in association with the American Heart Association for healthcare professionals whose responsibilities may require them to manage or participate in the resuscitation of a newborn.

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