Basic Life Support (Including Resuscitation)

This course gives a useful theoretical guide to Basic Life Support (including Resuscitation)

This course enables learners to understand the requirement regarding basic life support, following the guidelines from the Resuscitation Council UK. The course provides step-by-step guides for CPR and other essential techniques.

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Course Details

Basic Life Support (including Resuscitation) Awareness course details:
  • Clear, attractive format
  • Real-life scenarios help illustrate key points
  • With videos and graphics to make an enjoyable learning experience
  • Written by an expert with over 20 years experience of health and social care training

Benefits for you

Basic Life Support Awareness forms an essential part of many different qualifications and learning frameworks. If you are working towards any of these, it is important to appreciate to what extent this course helps you in your goal.

This course has been mapped to the following (where it is applicable) –

Core skills Training Framework – Subject 10 – Resuscitation (Levels 1 & 2)

Level 1:

  • a) Be able to recognise cardiorespiratory arrest 
  • b) Know how to summon immediate emergency help in accordance with local protocols 
  • c) Be able to start CPR using chest compressions 

Level 2: 

  • a) Understand current legislation and local resuscitation policies and procedures 
  • b) Be able to initiate an appropriate emergency response, which may include management of choking, and the use of the recovery position, all in accordance with current Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines 
  • c) Be able to initiate and maintain effective chest compressions in accordance with the current Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines 
  • d) Be able to provide basic airway management i.e. ensure an open airway 
  • e) Be able to initiate and maintain effective lung ventilations in accordance with the current Resuscitation (UK) guidelines 
  • f) Know how an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) can be operated safely and appropriately 
  • g) Understand their individual responsibilities in responding to persons in emergency situations 
  • h) Understand the importance of undertaking any resuscitation interventions within the limits of their personal capabilities and context of any previous training received 

The Care Certificate 

  • 12.1 - Provide basic life support

Course Syllabus

Section 1 – Introduction

  • Learning Objectives 
  • Mapping 
  • Meet The People 

Section 2 – Overview of Legislation and Guidance 

  • Introduction 
  • Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 
  • Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 2013 
  • The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 
  • The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 
  • Resuscitation Council (UK) Guidelines 2015 
  • Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 

Section 3 – First Aid Principles 

  • What is First Aid? 
  • The Aims of First Aid 
  • Managing an emergency 
  • Communication 

Section 4 – Primary Survey Including CPR and Defibrillation 

  • The Primary Survey 
  • The Chain of Survival 
  • Cardiac Arrest & Heart Attack 
  • Seizures 

Section 5 – Secondary Survey including the Recovery Position 

  • Introduction 
  • Top to toe survey 
  • The Recovery Position 

Section 6 – Choking Introduction 

  • Signs of Choking 
  • How to act in a case of choking 

Section 7 – Lifesaver 

  • The Resusitation Council's "Lifesaver"


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