• Basic Life Support

Basic Life Support

This course covers Basic Life Support skills including skills for Adult, Child and Infant CPR, along with safety, initial assessment, recovery position, and choking.

This is ideal for nurses, care workers or medical professionals needing annual updates to complete professional membership. In most cases this course is ideal as an online only course but if you need a practical session as well we have a network of approved instructors where we can offer the course as blended including a short practical session.

Course length: 3 hours. The course is valid for one year, complies with the latest ERC and UK Resuscitation Council Guidelines.

Course Curriculum

  • Introductory First Aid Training
    • Basic Life Support Introduction
    • Optional basic Life support practical or video link evaluation (Optional)
    • Fears of First Aid
    • Asking Permission to Help
    • Scene Safety
    • Chain of Survival
    • DRAB and the ABCD's
    • Initial Assessment
    • Stop Think Act
    • Differences in Child Size
    • Barriers
    • Face Shields
    • Hand washing and hand gels
    • Adult Bag Valve Mask (optional)
  • Cardiac Arrest
    • Heart Attack
    • Heart Attack Position
    • Aspirin and the Aspod
    • Adult CPR
    • Adult, Child, Infant CPR
    • Adult CPR Hand Over
    • Compression Only CPR
    • AED Introduction 
    • Child CPR Breakdown
    • Infant CPR
    • Drowning
  • Choking
    • Adult Choking
    • Child Choking
    • Infant Choking
  • Summary
    • Oxygen for First Aid
    • Summary to BLS