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Basic Life Support (BLS) Training

Our Basic Life Support course enables attendees to understand how the heart and circulatory system works within the body, what the different types of rhythms mean as well as how to correctly perform CPR on adults, children, and infants.
Basic Life Support Course

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Learn the correct pad placement on an adult, child, and infant as well as what to do if a casualty vomits during resuscitation.

What is an AED? What is the Chain of Survival? What is the Circulatory system and how does it work? How does the heart’s electrical system work? What are the different types of rhythms? How do you correct give CPR? What is the correct way to place pads? How do you correctly give a child and infant CPR? What safety considerations should be noticed? What accessories are needed to aid a casualty? What is the acronym of response AVPU? How do you correctly place a casualty into the recovery position? How to recognise mild and severe choking? How to correctly aid an adult, child, or infant casualty from choking? What is a heart attack and angina?

Our Basic Life Support course will help you answer the questions above and more.

Current UK survival rates for cardiac arrest are 8% survive and 93% die, AED study rates 38% survived and 62% died, casualty in VF and shock delivered within 3 minutes rates are 74% survived and 26% died.

What does Basic Life Support (BLS) Training cover?

  • What CPR and AED is.
  • Recognise the difference between the pad placements on an adult, child, and infant.
  • Recognise how to correctly perform CPR on an adult, child, and infant.
  • Understand the different accessories that are used to aid a casualty.
  • Demonstrate how to correctly place a casualty into the recovery position.
  • Develop knowledge to understand the difference between heart rhythms.
  • Explore what safety considerations should be notified.

Who is our Basic Life Support (BLS) Training for?

Our Basic Life Support (BLS) Training is for anyone who would like basic knowledge on how to aid an casualty as well as how to correctly perform CPR and use an AED. Whatever care or non-care sector you work in our course will give you the knowledge, skills, and confidence.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

By the end of the course, you will be able to…

  • Discuss what a heart attack and Angina is.
  • Discuss how to correctly use an AED and how the pads should be placed.
  • Recognise the dangers that can occur if CPR or the use of an AED has not been completed correctly.
  • Be able to assess the different heart rhythms and what they mean.
  • Discuss what to do and what not to do with an unconscious casualty.
  • Evaluate the AED sequence.
  • Develop knowledge, skills, and strategies to develop positive environments for casualties.

Frequently asked questions

Our prices are personalised to the company, including how many delegates, and location. Please make an enquiry to get a personalised quote with no hidden costs.
We cover the whole of the UK.
Many of our courses can be adapted for both classroom settings or virtual platforms like zoom. Some courses that include a practical aspect can only be delivered in a classroom setting.
All learners will receive a certificate for any course they complete. Some of our courses are in-house certified, some of our courses are regulated by Ofqual and others are accredited by other awarding bodies.

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