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Certificate
Successful delegates are issued with ITC certificate. Certificate valid for 3 years. Regular refresher training is strongly advised.
Duration
Half Day
Who is it for
This qualification is suitable for anyone wishing to develop their basic life support skills.
Fitness
No specific fitness requirements.
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This qualification is designed to provide essential lifesaving skills. This training programme has been developed following the current Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines.

Electrical defibrillation is well established as the effective therapy for cardiac arrest, the most important determinant of survival being the time from collapse to delivery of the first shock. Today the widespread deployment of Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) is considered a realistic strategy for reducing death rates due to heart disease.


COURSE OBJECTIVES

On successful completion on the course delegates will; 

  • Understand basic life support requirements
  • Be able to assess an incident
  • Be able to demonstrate post- resuscitation procedures
  • Be able to carry out basic user maintenance and troubleshoot problems with an automated external defibrillator
  • Understand the safe use of an automated external defibrillator

COURSE CONTENT

  1. Vital signs
  2. Basic life support
  3. Chain of Survival
  4. Heart rhythms
  5. AED scenarios
  6. Troubleshooting problems
  7. Dealing with the aftermath