Basic Life Support (Adult, Paediatric and Infant)


Basic Life Support (Adult, Paediatric and Infant)

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) ) is used to describe maintenance of airway and support of breathing and circulation in cases of cardiac arrest without the use of equipment other than a simple airway protective device.
  • The purpose of BLS is to maintain adequate ventilation and circulation until means can be obtained to reverse the underlying cause of the arrest.  Failure of the circulation for three to four minutes will lead to irreversible cerebral damage.
  • The chances of survival after cardiac arrest are increased when commencing CPR prior to the arrival of the emergency services.  Effective CPR reduces by about 50%.

Course Details

  • Legislation and Resuscitation Guidelines
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Risk Assessment
  • Types of Danger
  • Causes of Unconsciousness
  • Risk for rescuer and Victim
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Different types of Ventilation
  • The Need to Commence CPR
  • Chain of Survival
  • Adult Basic Life Support Algorithm (Resuscitation Council UK)
  • Paediatric Basic Life Support Algorithm (Resuscitation Council UK)
  • Assess Unresponsiveness
  • Call for Help
  • Calling Emergency Services
  • Initial rescue breaths
  • Jaw thrust
  • Agonal gasps
  • Mouth-to-nose ventilation
  • Mouth-to-Tracheostomy ventilation
  • Bag-mask ventilation
  • Chest compression
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
    • Adult, Child, Infant CPR
    • Adult CPR Hand Over
    • Compression Only CPR
  • Compression-only CPR
  • Over-the-head CPR
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • AED Algorithm (Resuscitation Council UK)
  • Recovery position
  • Adult choking treatment algorithm (Resuscitation Council UK)
  • Resuscitation of children and victims of drowning Choking
    • Mild and Severe Airway Obstruction
  • Conscious Adult, Child, Infant Choking
  • Unconscious Adult, Child, Infant Choking
  • Documentation and Incident Reporting
  • Theory, Practical and Competency assessment
Start: 0930
Duration: 4 Hours
Fee: £50
Lunch will not be provided only Tea and coffee will be provided in the morning and during breaks.

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Basic Life Support (Adult, Paediatric and Infant)

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