Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Immediate Life Support

Course Outcome

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe risks to rescuer/safe approach, emergency response procedure/chain of survival.

  • Describe the potential causes of Cardio-Respiratory Arrest, deterioration of health and use of NEWS.

  • Be able to practically demonstrate Basic Life Support (BLS) techniques, ABCDE assessment and use of AVPU.

  • Describe use of recovery position/stabilisation of airway.

  • Demonstrate Basic Airway Management, use of oxygen, high flow non re-breathe oxygen mask and use of simple airway adjuncts.

  • Demonstrate Bag-valve-mask ventilation.

  • Demonstrate use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

  • Demonstrate use of suction.

  • Describe/demonstrate management of Choking.


This session follows the Resuscitation Council (UK) 2015 guidelines 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

All staff nursing and medical staff working in areas that require CPR at ILS level.

Number of Participants

Minimum 4

This course is delivered over 4 days to allow for staff to attain a suitable level of competence in PMVA.


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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