Basic Life Support

Overview

Learning how to provide Basic Life Support (BLS) could help you to save a life may well be the most valuable skill you will ever learn. In this Basic Life Support certification course you will learn how to perform CPR on infants, children and adults. You will also learn how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and learn how to respond to people who are choking. This course is based on the latest Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines and contains guidance and videos kindly provided by St John Ambulance.

Audience

This course is aimed at any professional who provides care to patients or individuals needing support. This includes all professionals working in health, education and social care. This course is also suitable for parents, carers, family members, people working in the sports and leisure industry, police officers, fire fighters, traffic wardens, taxi drivers, lifeguards - in fact anyone who may find themselves in a position to help save a life.

About this course

This course contains four bite-sized modules that use practice-based scenarios, videos and engaging questions to bring the subject to life. The four modules contained in this course are: 

  • Adult Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Child and Infant Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Using an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Choking

    Objectives

    In this course you will learn:

  • The difference between a heart attack and a cardiac arrest
  • What you should do if someone suffers a cardiac arrest
  • How to open their airway
  • When and how to put a person into the recovery position
  • How to perform chest compressions
  • How to give rescue breaths
  • How to use an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
  • How to recognise when a person is choking
  • What to do if someone is choking

    Content

    Here are some of the topics covered in this course:

    When to use CPR | The difference between CPR performed on an adult and a child | Opening an airway | The recovery position | Using an Automatic External Defibrillator | Recognising choking | Dealing with choking.