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.
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!
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
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.
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
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.