About Basic Life Support Awareness
Basic life support awareness teaches how to give correct care to a person in an emergency. Candidates will learn how to do a primary assessment of the person and their surroundings to deal with the situation in the best way possible. They will learn to be aware of different emergencies and deal with each one. This allows the victim the best chances of survival during those important first few minutes.
How long will this course take?
This course is 3 hours, spread across 1 day.
Who needs this training?
This course is for anyone with a first-aid certificate, that can provide care in an emergency before the emergency services arrive.
What are the main points covered?
The course covers the responsibilities of those performing emergency life support, different types of treatment for children and adults, awareness of the different types of emergency (including shock, fractures and choking), AED devices, and much more.
How is it delivered?
Courses are delivered in-house or online via webinar/e-learning for up to 12 people. We also hold open courses across the UK.
How do you get Certified?
This course is available via an in-house group course for up to 12 delegates. Choose for the course to be delivered either face to face or by a blended learning option, at a time and place convenient to you. Alternatively, learn through one of our scheduled courses at centres located across the UK. Upon completion of this course, a certificate will be awarded.
Basic Life Support Awareness Course Outline
- Correct emergency procedure.
- Initial safety assessment of the environment.
- The primary assessment of the victim (ABCDE).
- Responsibilities of those performing emergency life support.
- Different treatment of adults and children.
- Internal and external bleeding.
- Awareness of the different types of emergency, including Shock, choking, fractures, etc.
- Dealing with unconscious victims.
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
- Automated External Defibrillators (AED).
- Recovery position.
Basic Life Support Awareness FAQs
What is Basic Life Support Awareness?
Basic Life Support (BLS) enables candidates to gain competency in both the delivery of Basic Life Support and the use of Automated External Defibrillator devices when someone is in cardiac arrest.
Who should attend this course?
Basic Life Support Awareness is available to anyone interested in supporting someone when faced with cardiac arrest. It is strongly encouraged where this increased likelihood that cardiac arrest could occur.
Why is this course only available as in-house training?
Learning to perform basic life support and to use an automated external defibrillator is an interactive process that requires both knowledge and skills. It is therefore vital that instructors guide the candidates through the correct use of AED devices as it may cause more harm if administered incorrectly.
Where can I get an AED?
As well as offering training on the use of AED, TutorCare also sells a wide range of Automated External Defibrillators online. Please look at our AED section for more information.