Basic Life Support course
Our Basic Life Support (BLS) course provides an understanding of the importance of recognising when casualties need first aid, providing life-saving interventions and the importance of getting qualified help without delay. It has been designed and updated in accordance with the UK Resuscitation Council guidelines (2015) and updated in line with Covid-19 guidance.
Course aims and objectives:
On this short and exciting 2.5-hour course – which is designed to refresh candidates’ existing knowledge – candidates will gain the skills and confidence to provide urgent and immediate assistance (while managing the vital signs of life) until qualified help takes over to support the casualty. They will do this by:
- Gaining an understanding of the primary survey and chain of survival
- Learning about how to provide safe and effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for adults and children, including managing unresponsive but breathing casualties into the recovery position
- Learning the importance of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and how to use it effectively
- Learning treatment for casualties choking, including getting immediate help for casualties developing anaphylaxis, such as using an auto-injector
This course is delivered face-to-face.
This course can take a maximum of 12 candidates.
- The range of emergency situations that require immediate first aid treatment or interventions
- How to assess casualties and manage responsive and unresponsive casualties
- How to treat and manage adult, children and infant casualties
- Various scenario-based practical activities, allowing candidates to demonstrate correct actions and interventions
- Chain of survival
- Primary survey
- Resuscitation (adults and paediatric)
- Automated external defibrillator (AED)
- Recovery position