Basic Life Support

Certificate in Basic Life Support (CSTF)

This course provides a variety of skills, from managing a deteriorating patient, identifying causes, and treating cardiac arrest, to improving abilities as both a team member and leader. This course is suitable for doctors, medical students, nurses, nursing students, midwives, paramedics and student paramedics, physiotherapists, dentistry professionals, and other health and care professionals.

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By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Be able to recognise cardiorespiratory arrest
  • Know how to summon immediate emergency help in accordance with local protocols
  • Be able to start CPR using chest compressions
  • Understand current legislation and local resuscitation policies and procedures
  • Know how to recognise and respond to patients with clinical deterioration, escalating care in accordance with local policy
  • Be able to initiate an appropriate emergency response in accordance with the Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines including choking and the use of the recovery position
  • Be able to initiate and maintain effective chest compressions in accordance with the Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines
  • Be able to provide basic airway management i.e. ensure an open airway
  • Be able to recognise, manage and treat a patient with anaphylaxis
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  • Introduction- COVID-19

  • Patient Assessment
    • It is important to assess all deteriorating or critically ill patients so that if possible the cause of the deterioration can be identified and treated before a cardiac arrest occurs. The Airway, Breathing, Circulation, Disability, Exposure (ABCDE) approach is recommended by the Resuscitation Council (UK) to assess and treat these patients

  • Choking and Recovery Position
    • Choking happens when someone's airway suddenly gets blocked, either fully or partly. If it's a mild blockage they may be able to clear it themselves by coughing but if it's severe they will need help

  • Adult Basic Life Support
    • When a patient has a cardiac arrest, basic life support (BLS) can be provided to help their chance of survival. Essentially you are providing chest compressions to pump blood from the heart and around the body, ensuring the tissues and brain maintain an oxygen supply.

  • Paediatric Basic Life Support
    • For paediatric BLS the term 'child' is used for children over 1 year up to puberty and the term 'infant' is used for infants under 1 year

  • Automated External Defibrillator
    • An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable electronic device that automatically identifies the different cardiac rhythms that can cause a cardiac arrest, some of which are shockable and some unshockable.

  • Anaphylaxis
    • Anaphylaxis is a severe, life-threatening, generalised or systemic hypersensitivity reaction. It is characterised by rapidly developing and life-threatening airway and/or breathing and/or circulation problems usually associated with skin and mucosal changes.

  • Recording and Reporting

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  • Award: Certificate
  • Level: 2
  • Unit/s: 8 Units
  • Structure: Online
  • Guided Learning Hours: 8
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Fee: 25
  • Career type:

    First Aider

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