Adult Basic Life Support (BLS)

Course Outcome

  • Describe risks to the rescuer/chain of survival and medical response procedure/safe approach.

  • Describe examples of early indicators of deteriorating health.

  • Demonstrate assessment of response level (AVPU).

  • Demonstrate assessment of ABCDE.

  • Demonstrate basic airway management.

  • Demonstrates effective chest compression.

  • Demonstrate effective ventilation via face shield and or rescue mask.

  • Describes the recovery position.

  • Describes how to deal with choking.


  • This session follows the Resuscitation Council (UK) 2015 guidelines, and is run over ½ x day and requires an annual update. It includes;

  • The role of CPR and chain of survival.

  • Causes of Cardio-Respiratory Arrest.

  • Risks to the rescuer and assessment of the casualty.

  • Response procedure and practical skills.

Target Audience

Any staff that through risk assessment indicates that their role or environment where they work requires them to undertake Basic Life Support.

Number of Participants

Minimum 4

Application Procedure

  • Agree attendance with manager.

  • Choose appropriate date.

  • NFF to check availability and book a place.


Participants will be assessed by tutor in practical skills relating to course outcomes. The session will be assessed by written evaluation. Staff information will be kept on a central database for recording and reporting purposes adhering to data protection protocols.


Martin Watson
RNMH / PMVA Trainer

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