Basic Child Life Support & AED Course- 2.5 Hours

The response to cardiac arrest is critical to saving lives. Each year, UK ambulance services respond to approximately 60,000 cases of suspected cardiac arrest. Resuscitation is attempted by ambulance services in less than half of these cases (approximately 28,000). The main reasons are that either the victim has been dead for several hours or has not received bystander CPR so by the time the emergency services arrive the person has died. Even when resuscitation is attempted, less than one in ten victims survive to go home from hospital. Strengthening the community response to cardiac arrest by training and empowering more bystanders to perform CPR and by increasing the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) at least doubles the chances of survival and could save thousands of lives each year.

General Information

All of our courses can be delivered at your location on a time and date to suit you, Our Life Support course is designed for anyone who is required to perform life support competently in an emergency situation prior to the arrival of emergency services.

All training is by qualified instructors. Who practice what the teach!

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding the chain of survival
  • Demonstrate the principles of initial assessment and a structured approach
  • Demonstrate the management of choking casualties
  • Provide effective basic life support skills
  • Demonstrate safe and effective use of AED
  • Demonstrate appropriate use of resuscitation equipment

Course length

This course is 2-2.5 contact hours

This course is a practical hands-on experience using simulated scenarios and role-play that delivers the skills and confidence to manage a situation in real life.

Course Assessment

Assessment is continuous

On completion of the course candidates will receive a certificate in line with the skills for health

Course structure and Programme

All candidates will receive a training pack including a host of resources to help assimilate the knowledge and skills. This includes a course manual, personal resuscitation mask and medical emergencies flow charts to use as an aide memoir after the course.
The course will include:

  • Incidence of cardiac arrest and the chain of survival
  • Acute coronary syndromes Chest Pain !
  • Structured approach to management and teamwork
  • Back slaps and Abdominal thrusts
  • Recovery position and the unconscious patient
  • Rescue breathing
  • Chest compression
  • Use of Resuscitation equipment inc AED , Pocket Mask , Oxygen
  • Safety and Hazards
  • Maintenance of Resuscitation equipment and audit

All candidates will receive a training pack including a host of resources to help the assimilate the knowledge and skills. This includes a course manual, personal resuscitation mask and medical emergencies flow charts to use as an aide memoir after the course.