The Immediate Life Support training course has been developed in order to standardise much of the in-hospital training undertaken already by Resuscitation Officers.

Its aim is to train healthcare personnel in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, simple airway management and safe defibrillation (manual and/or AED), enabling them to manage patients in cardiac arrest until arrival of a cardiac arrest team and to participate as members of that team.

Course Summary

The syllabus covers such topics as:

  • Understand current legislation and local resuscitation policies
  • Roles and responsibilities in responding to persons in an emergency situation
  • Recognising cardiorespiratory arrest
  • Responding to patients with clinical deterioration, escalating care in accordance with local policy
  • Immediate airway management oropharyngeal airway and I-Gel supraglottic airway
  • Safe and effective use of emergency oxygen
  • Operating an automated external defibrillator (AED) safely and appropriately
  • Responsibilities in reporting and recording details of an emergency event accurately
  • Know how to apply the local Do Not Attempt Resuscitation policy within a clinical context
  • Recognising the seriously ill adult and initiate appropriate interventions to reduce the risk of cardiorespiratory arrest
  • Understand and be able to apply the DRABCD approach
  • Initial post resuscitation care until the arrival of the resuscitation team
  • Optional targeted training

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Max attendees: 15

Course length: 1 day

This course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements

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Really good course, I’ve picked up lots and liked the mix of activities as well.