Basic Life Support (Clinical Staff)

Session Description

This session acknowledges the duty of care that health professionals have to all service users. The session is designed to create awareness and confidence in recognising critically unwell patients, assessing unconscious patients, calling for expert help and safely performing basic life support skills as required.

Demonstration of safe Automated External Defibrillation (AED) will also be included for staff awareness.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the session participants will:

  • Correctly perform cardiac compressions and mouth to mask ventilation on the manikin
  • Discuss recognition and treatment of acutely sick people using the ABCDE Approach
  • Identify specific symptoms and treatment of anaphylaxis and choking
  • Observe a demonstration and discuss use of AED

Indicative Content

Training may necessarily alter to comply with updates. Staff will not need to attend another training session any sooner than the expected twelve months. Staff may be informed of alterations to the guidelines from colleagues but should continue to use the skills they have been trained in until they attend their next annual training.

Further Information

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