The aim of this programme is to provide an update on basic life support in the case of an emergency situation, including how to deal effectively with an anaphylactic reaction.
After completing this programme you should be able to:
- Understand the importance of basic life support
- Explain the Resuscitation Council (UK) basic life support guidelines 2015, including latest updates of COVID-19 adaptations
- Administer basic life support effectively in an emergency situation
- Differentiate between fainting, anxiety and anaphylaxis
- Recognise an anaphylactic reaction and deal with this appropriately
The assessment for this training is in two parts and both must be completed to successfully pass. Each part is accessed separately and involves you working through a video scenario, where you will be asked questions that you need to select an answer for, drag an arrow and press on certain keys on your keyboard to assess your rate of CPR compressions. Please note that this assessment does not include the COVID 19 adaptations or the use of the bag-valve-mask.
HEIW are housing this assessment but any technical issues with the two videos need to be discussed with the Resuscitation Council (UK). You can access the support hub at https://support.lifesaver.org.uk/support/home