Level 2 Basic Life Support Training Course. (Accredited)
Basic life support (BLS) is a level of medical care which is used for victims of life-threatening illnesses or injuries until they can be given full medical care at a hospital.
Each minute that CPR is delayed means the chances of a successful outcome decreases by 10-12%
Early resuscitation and prompt defibrillation within 1-2 minutes can result in a better than 60% chance of survival.
With this in mind, life support training aims to increase learners’ confidence when responding to emergency situations.
Rapid response to emergency situations can save lives, making basic life support training critically important for healthcare staff.
Principles in BLS – Look, listen and feel for effective breathing for 10 seconds – if absent declare cardiac arrest. Caution with agonal breaths or see saw breathing where there is a partial obstruction.
With this in mind, life support training aims to increase learners’ confidence when responding to emergency situations. This enables them to act swiftly and effectively to give the affected individual the best chance of recovery
Not only the casualties life, but your own life too. Far too often only one persons life is in danger when the emergency services are called, but by the time they arrive there are more. If you put your life in danger, you can end up fighting for your own life, instead of your casualty’s.
PREVENT THE SITUATION FROM WORSENING
The skilled first aider must take action to prevent the whole situation from becoming worse. As well as preventing the casualty’s life from deteriorating.
The actions of a first aider should, after preventing things from getting worse, help the casualty to recover from their illness or injury.
All lives need a constant supply of oxygen to survive. If the oxygen does not get through, brain cells could start to die within 3 to 4 minutes. The priorities of treatment are therefore aimed at ensuring oxygen gets into the blood, ensuring the blood is circulating around the body and preventing the loss of that blood.
The Primary Survey is a fast and systematic way to find and treat any life-threatening conditions in a priority order. As a life-threatening condition is found, it should be treated immediately, then you should move onto the next step in the survey.
The trainer will carry out an on-going assessment.
The course can be delivered at locations to suit the client or at one of our training venues.
Maximum number of delegates per trainer is 15.
All delegates will receive an Advantage Accredited certificate