Basic Life Support (Non-clinical Staff)

Session Description

This session is designed to create awareness and confidence in recognising life threatening problems and dealing with an unconscious casualty, calling for expert help and safely performing chest compressions and breaths via a pocket mask.

Demonstration and practice of safe Automated External Defibrillation (AED) will also be included.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the session participants will:

  • Be able to recognise a person with life threatening problems
  • Call for help including 999
  • Correctly perform cardiac compressions and where appropriate mouth to mask ventilation
  • Be familiarised with AED and practice safe usage

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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