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Certificate
ITC certificate - valid for 3 years
Duration
Half Day
Who is it for
Anyone wishing to develop their basic life support skills
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No specific fitness requirements
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ITC Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator

ITC Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator

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.

ITC Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator has been developed from the current Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines.

Delegates will learn essential lifesaving skills.


Course Objectives

Delegates completing an ITC Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator will be able to;

  • Understand basic life support requirements
  • Assess an incident
  • Demonstrate post-resuscitation procedures
  • Carry out basic user maintenance and troubleshoot problems with an automated external defibrillator
  • Understand the safe use of an automated external defibrillator

Course Content

An ITC Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator includes;

  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

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for an ITC Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator.