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CPR / Basic Life Support Course

Including use of Automated External Defibrillator

Date: Wednesday 6th March 2019, 2pm-5pm

Venue: Bromsgrove Golf Centre, Stratford Road, Bromsgrove, B60 1LD

Cost: £45 member, £55 non member

CPD hours: 3 in the afternoon, with weekly email links to short first aid tips for 9 months.

Timings: Registration from 1.45pm, course starts at 2pm, finishes at 5pm with light refreshments during the afternoon.

Contact: For more information or to book a place please contact Susannah Solt, Midlands Regional Officer at midlands@physiofirst.org.uk

Course overview

CPR/BLS and AED Level 2

The purpose of this Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation is to provide the learner with the skills, knowledge and understanding in the provision of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and of the safe use and management of an Automated External Defibrillator. This qualification offers the trained provider the opportunity to provide effective emergency lifesaving first aid care using an AED. This is achieved through the understanding of the BLS/AED algorithm and the responsibilities and treatment principles of AED use.

This course covers Basic Life Support skills and includes skills for Adult, Child and Infant as well as healthcare variations on infant CPR. The course includes: Safety, precautions, initial assessment, recovery position, CPR, compression only CPR, CPR handover and choking. This is ideal for nurses, care workers or medical professionals needing annual updates to complete professional membership.

AED training is also included in the course. Learning AED skills is becoming more important with the increase in the numbers of units in the community and workplace. They are easy to use with a little training and make a real difference in the chance of survival to someone in cardiac arrest. If you have already completed any other first aid course you will understand the importance of prompt use of an AED making this an ideal next course to take to develop your skills.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement.

Learning outcomes

1 Understand basic life support requirements 1.1 Describe the principles that underpin basic life support
1.2 Explain the circumstances under which resuscitation is performed
1.3 Explain why early intervention is necessary
1.4 Describe different types of cardiopulmonary arrest

2 Be able to demonstrate basic life support techniques and automated external defibrillator use in line with current national guidelines2.1 Demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation
2.2 Demonstrate compression only resuscitation
2.3 Demonstrate the use of resuscitation barrier devices
2.4 Demonstrate how to manage a choking casualty
2.5 Demonstrate the use of an automated external defibrillator
2.6 Describe the differences when using an automated external defibrillator on a child

3 Be able to demonstrate post-resuscitation procedures3.1 Demonstrate how to place a casualty in the recovery position
3.2 Identify the risks when placing a casualty in the recovery position
3.3 Describe handover and reporting procedures

4 Be able to carry out basic user maintenance and troubleshoot problems with an automated external defibrillator4.1 Identify when a defibrillator battery requires changing
4.2 Identify when electrode pads need replacing
4.3 Demonstrate how to troubleshoot problems if the automated external defibrillator does not function correctly

5 Understand the safe use of an automated external defibrillator

5.1 Describe the safety considerations when using AEDs

Course curriculum

  • Introduction to CPR BLS and AED
  • Fears of first aid
  • Asking permission to help
  • Scene Safety
  • Chain of Survival
  • Introduction to the ABCDE Approach 
  • ABCDE Approach to Patient Care
  • Barriers and Gloves
  • Respiration and Breathing
  • Pulse Points
  • Initial Assessment and the Recovery Position
  • Infant Recovery Position
  • First Aid vs BLS Healthcare Professionals
  • Heart Attack
  • Adult CPR
  • Effective CPR
  • CPR Hand Over
  • Compressions Only CPR
  • Drowning
  • Adult Bag Valve Mask
  • Child CPR
  • Child CPR Breakdown
  • Child CPR for Healthcare Professionals
  • Infant CPR
  • Infant CPR for Health Professionals
  • Adult Choking 
  • Child Choking
  • Infant Choking
  • AED Introduction
  • Types of AED Units
  • AED Setup
  • AED Demo
  • Child AED
  • AED Maintenance
  • AED Pads
  • AED Batteries
  • AED Troubleshooting
  • AED Locations
  • Community AED Units
  • Types of AED
  • AED's in Different Sectors

Tutor biography

Tutor Biography: Martin Barry

  • Qualified Paramedic working for West Midlands Ambulance service.
  • A Confidential adviser for WMAS Staff Advice and Liaison Service providing mental health and welfare support for all staff.
  • Owner of recovery First Aid training for 11 years.
  • Previous work history in Army and volunteer on a RNLI lifeboat.
  • Married with 2 children
  • Passionate about ensuring people have the knowledge, ability and confidence to perform good quality CPR when needed as it saves lives!

Venue Information

Bromsgrove Golf Centre

Stratford Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60 1LD

This is a regionally run course by Midlands Regional Officer, Susannah Solt. Please contact midlands@physiofirst.org.uk or phone 01926 800101 for further information or to book your place