Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillator (AED and BLS/CPR)

Guardian Angels
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

AED, BLS Training | Basic Life Support Training Courses

BLS training and automated external defibrillator (AED and BLS/CPR)

With heart and circulatory diseases claiming approximately 200,000 lives per year, more and more businesses and organisations are including automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in their workplace first aid kit – our basic life support training courses are designed to ensure nominated first aiders and healthcare workers are able to effectively operate this life-saving equipment, while also teaching CPR resuscitation.

This vital BSL training will give you the tools to increase a casualty’s chances of survival should they suffer a heart attack or fall unconscious while in the workplace – or to ensure that nurses and other healthcare professionals have up-to-date knowledge of AEDs and basic life support skills.

If you have an AED on site, you need to make sure you have staff who know how to safely use it, and can administer CPR on-site while you wait for the emergency services to attend.

What do our AED and basic life support training courses cover?

Our BLS training courses cover defibrillation procedures using AEDs, basic life support and resuscitation techniques and much more, including:

  • Responsibilities and reporting
  • Assessing the situation using the ABCDE approach
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty – breathing and non-breathing
  • Resuscitation/basic life support
  • Dealing with a choking incident
  • AED safety and functions
  • The defibrillation procedure
  • Paediatric defibrillation

Upon completion of the AED and basic life support training course, delegates will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
  2. Manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
  3. Know how to safely operate an automated external defibrillator and put this into practice when required

Course duration

Our AED and Basic Life Support training course is completed in one day, over a 6 hour session, at a time and location to suit you.

Assessment and certification

Our AED and BLS course is assessed through a combination of tutor observation and a multiple choice question paper. Delegates will only be awarded a pass if they’ve demonstrated the required level of understanding and competence.

Upon successful completion of the course, you’ll receive a certificate of compliance which will remain valid for 2 years, and nurses will be able to evidence 6 hours of participatory learning for their NMC revalidation.

Please note: this BLS and AED training course is only available to employers such as...

  • NHS Trusts
  • CCGs
  • Care providers
  • Independent hospitals

...that can provide training facilities onsite for groups of 4 - 12 delegates per training session.

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