Level 2 Basic Life Support: 3-hour course
This Basic Life Support course will give learners the skills and knowledge to act in an emergency, providing the casualty with critical life-saving assistance until support arrives.
This course also covers the safe use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and is delivered following the protocols set by the Resuscitation Council (UK) Guidelines.
Heart and circulatory disease claims around 200,000 lives each year. Many lives could have been saved if a defibrillator had been made available.
Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) are now becoming more common throughout a range of public and workplaces. A casualty’s survival rate will dramatically increase if an AED is available and if you have appropriately qualified personnel to use it. This efficient course will enable your learners to use the AED competently and confidently.
Not only does this course deal with the use of an AED but it also includes vital training in resuscitation and choking procedures.
A recent UK Government report states …
It is estimated that around 60,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur each year in the UK. Overall survival rates vary across England but range between 2% and 12%. However, survival rates as high as 75% have been reported where CPR and defibrillation are delivered promptly. This is why the statutory guidance on supporting pupils at school with medical conditions advises schools to consider purchasing an AED as part of their first-aid equipment.”
3 learning hours.
De Carteret House, 7 Castle Street, St Helier, JE2 3BT.
Did you know?
- ‘A blocked airway can kill someone in three to four minutes, but it can take more than eight minutes for an ambulance to arrive.’
- ‘New research shows just 5% of adults have the skills and confidence to provide first aid in emergency situations.’
- ‘59% of deaths from injuries would have been preventable had first aid been given before the emergency services arrived.’
- In the UK fewer than 10% of all the people in whom a resuscitation attempt is made outside hospital survive.
- ‘With no compressions, the 90% confidence of successful defibrillation is reached at 6 minutes and the median time limit for success is 9.5 minutes. However, with pre-shock chest compressions, the modeled data suggest a 90% success rate at 10 minutes and a 50% rate at 14 minutes.’
- ‘We estimate that about 1,700 lives are saved in the UK per year by bystanders using an AED.’
- ‘Nearly 45 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims survived when bystander CPR was administered.’
This course will teach you the most efficient & safest way to treat casualties who are in need of emergency medical assistance.
A range of life saving related subjects are covered including:
- What is First Aid?
- Action in an emergency
- Primary survey
- Secondary assessment
- Resuscitation and AED
- Disorders of respiration
This qualification lasts for 3 years. To renew the qualification, learners must complete the entire course again. Therefore, it is recommended that learners attend annual refresher training during the 3-year qualification period.
The qualification is assessed through a written assessment paper and the practical demonstration of the skills they have learnt during the course.
A minimum of 7 students and a maximum of 12 students can attend this course. The minimum age for enrolling on this course is 14 years, and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment. A student cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role. The certificate will expire as dated on the certificate, irrespective of age.