Resuscitation - Level 2 - Adult Basic Life Support

Skills for Health
Delivery Method: eLearning

Understand your role and responsibility in a practical interactive course looking at emergency response and interventions in basic life support for adults.


This course builds on level 1 to provide training specifically related to adult resuscitation. Interactive learning helps learners understand both legal and practical knowledge on policy, emergency response, chest compressions, airway management, and the use of lung ventilations and AEDs. Underlying all this knowledge is the importance of the individual’s roles and responsibilities in their response.

Course content
  • Introduction
  • Effective CPR
  • Resuscitation and Your Role

Learning objectives
  • Identify the signs of clinical deterioration in adults
  • Discuss how to respond when cardiac arrest is suspected
  • Describe how to perform the recovery position in an emergency
  • Describe how to open the airway of a collapsed adult
  • Describe how to initiate and maintain effective chest compressions
  • Describe how to initiate and maintain effective rescue breaths
  • Explain how an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) can be operated safely and appropriately
  • Describe the appropriate emergency response for choking
  • Describe the principles of DNACPR
  • Explain why someone might have a DNACPR in place
  • Explain the importance of undertaking resuscitation within the limits of your personal capabilities and training
  • Identify your individual role and responsibilities in emergency situations
  • Explain how to report and record details of an emergency event accurately
Who is this course for?

Any clinical or non-clinical staff working specifically with adult


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 2 - Adults of the framework


1 hour 45 mins


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