Basic Life Support

Basic Life Support (Adult and Paediatric)



2½ hour course


On site training


Mandatory course


12 with 1 trainer
24 with 2 trainers


Refresher recommended annually

Course Overview:

  • This course will enable the delegates to know how to recognise an adult, child or infant in cardiac arrest and be able to provide basic life support
  • It is suitable for anyone

At the end of the training the delegates will be able to:

  • Recognise and treat a choking adult, child or infant
  • Identify how and when to use the recovery position
  • Recognise an adult, child or infant in cardiac arrest
  • Initiate basic life support (including the use of a pocket mask) and summon appropriate help
  • Describe the chain of survival and the need for defibrillation

Course Delivery:

  • Demonstration
  • Discussion
  • Group work
  • Peer feedback

Course Assessment:

  • Demonstration of effective and appropriate Basic Life Support on a training manikin of an adult, child and infant


  • Clean floor space

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“Very informative, sensitive when required, amusing at other times.”
“Very good course, clear and practical”