Resuscitation (Basic Life Support) Level 1

Skills for Health
Delivery Method: e-Learning

Develop an understanding of the importance of resuscitation when dealing with cardiac arrest and what you should do when it happens.


Resuscitation can increase the chance of survival when a person is under cardiac arrest. This module explains what can cause a cardiac arrest, how to recognise when a cardiac arrest is happening and how to respond.

Learning objectives
  • Identify the causes and signs of cardiac arrest
  • Assess a collapsed person
  • Place someone in the recovery position
  • Establish when and how to get help
  • Describe the steps of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in adults
  • Explain the importance of automated electronic defibrillators (AEDs) in cardiac arrests.
Who is this course for?

Any clinical or non-clinical staff, dependent upon local risk assessment or work context.


Learning progress and test results can be tracked by managers for internal development and learners can keep a certificate of completion for CPD.

Accreditations & Endorsements
Created with the kind contribution of the following experts:
  • Alan Howe – Patient Safety, Quality Clinical Skills and Resuscitation Lead
  • Monty Wild – First Aid Trainer, Red Cross
  • Zoe Farley – Paramedic and Nurse Practitioner

The 2020 course review was kindly carried out by:

  • Helen Harland - Nurse and Intermediate Life Support Instructor, SME Charles Bloe Training
Core Skills Framework

This course meets the requirements of Resuscitation Level 1 of the framework


1 hour

Level 1 & 2 Training Bundle

We offer a resuscitation bundle containing level 1, level 2 adults and level 2 paediatrics at a discount to purchasing each course individually. Find out more here.

How to access this course

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