Immediate Life Support training for the Healthcare Professional – Remote First Aid
This course meets the standards of ILS training as laid down by UK Resuscitation Council guidelines for those working in Primary Care settings that includes GP’s, Dentists, Nurses, Paramedics & Healthcare Assistants. This CPD course meets the General Dental Council’s development outcomes C for Dentists. This training also meets the standards for the speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, podiatrists & art therapists working in Community Hospitals. This training is also suitable for first aid tutors wishing to expand their knowledge & skills above their current FAW certificate and exceeds the HSE annual CPD requirements for those teaching regulatory first aid.
The aim is to train healthcare personnel in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, simple airway management and safe defibrillation, enabling them to manage patients in cardiac arrest until the arrival of a cardiac arrest team or Emergency Ambulance and to participate as members of that team. The course is run over one day and consists of lectures and practical sessions.
Assessment & Certification
Delegates are assessed by means of practical demonstrations alongside oral and written questioning throughout and a final multi-choice exam paper on the last session of the day.
Those successfully passing will be awarded a ProTrainings Level 3 Award ILS certificate that is valid for one year.
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
- 1.5 Understand what pulse oximetry is and why it is important in assessing a patient
- 1.6 Explain the ABCDE approach to patient care
- 1.7 Explain how to check a patients pulse, temperature, blood pressure and other observations.
- 1.8 Explain what Hypoxia is and how it affects the patient
- 1.9 Explain the difference between heart attack, angina and sudden cardiac arrest
2. Be able to demonstrate basic life support techniques and automated external defibrillator use in line with current national guidelines
- 2.1 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 adult, child and infant
- 2.5 Demonstrate the use of an automated external defibrillator
- 2.6 Describe the differences when using an automated external defibrillator on a child and on an adult
- 2.8 Explain why suction is used to maintain the airway
- 2.9 Explain how an Oropharyngeal airway is used and why they benefit the airway
- 2.9 Explain the requirements of a do not resuscitate order
- 2.10 Demonstrate correct use of a bag valve mask
3. Be able to demonstrate post-resuscitation procedures
- 3.1 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
- 3.4 Explain the correct administration of Oxygen on a patient
- 3.5 Understand the correct assembly, disassembly and storage of an Oxygen kit.
- 3.6 Explain the different types of an Oxygen mask and when you would use them.
4. Be able to carry out basic user maintenance and troubleshoot problems with an automated external defibrillator
- 4.1 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
6. Understand medical emergencies
- 6.1 Describe the following medical emergencies and the treatment required for the following:
– Anaphylactic shock
– Seizures and Epilepsy