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Basic Life Support

Basic Life Support is a course designed to meet the learning outcomes set within the Resuscitation Council UK (2021) guidelines for the management of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in both adults and paediatrics, which includes choking.  

Who should attend

  • Medical staff
  • Registered nurses
  • Healthcare Assistants (HCA’s)
  • Allied Health Professionals (AHP’s)
  • Health and social care support professionals 
  • Nursing and residential care home professionals

What will I learn

The course uses a blended approach to deliver both theory with practice and interactive learning. The blended approach enables the learners to apply their new or enhanced skills confidently and make a difference in an emergency situation. 

 The course will include:

  • An introduction to Basic Life Support using the Chain of Survival to explain its importance.
  • The use of a systematic approach to cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including all of the steps incorporated in the Resuscitation Council UK’s adult and paediatric basic life support algorithms. To include up to date adjustments to the algorithms according to Covid-19 guidelines.
  • A simple technique to position someone into the recovery position.
  • Practical guidance on delivering effective chest compressions to the required depth, rate and re-coil. 
  • Practical guidance on the use of automated external defibrillators (AED’s).
  • How to deal with a foreign object airway obstruction.
  • Guidance on when to stop CPR or when it is not appropriate according to DNACPR decisions.
  • Where to find further information relating to adult and paediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

 Why this course is essential

The response to cardiac arrest is critical to saving lives. In the initial stages a rapid response is necessary to ‘buy time’ until further and more definitive help arrives. This course aims to give you the knowledge and skills to effectively first response. 

How much will it cost to attend
£80 per person

How long will the course take to complete
1/2 Day

How often should I attend

Training dates and venues:

Dates TBC