BLS Annual Update for Primary Care

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Target Audience: The course has been created for clinical staff working in Primary Care settings including GP’s, nurses and all healthcare professionals involved in clinical care.

Duration: Approximately 1.5 -2 hours

Cost: £20 +vat per person

Verifiable CPD points: 2

Course Aim: to allow healthcare professionals working in Primary care to develop their professional knowledge, understanding and competence in CPR/AED and medical emergencies, in line with CQC and Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines.

Course content

Recognising and responding to a range of medical emergencies including:

  • cardiac arrest
  • choking
  • myocardial infarction
  • angina
  • anaphylaxis
  • syncope
  • seizures
  • The use of emergency equipment and drugs in line with Resuscitation Council (UK) and BNF guidelines
  • The importance of teamwork in the ABCDE Approach to managing medical emergencies
  • Planning ahead in order to minimise the risks of a medical emergency for individual patients.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course learners will be able to:

  1. Understand their role and responsibilities as Primary Care clinicians in managing a medical emergency
  2. Understand basic life support requirements
    1. Describe the principles that underpin basic life support
    2. Explain the circumstances under which resuscitation is performed
    3. Explain why early intervention is necessary
    4. Describe different types of cardiopulmonary arrest
    5. Explain the ABCDE approach to patient care
    6. Explain the difference between heart attack, angina and sudden cardiac arrest
  3. Be able to describe basic life support techniques and automated external defibrillator use in line with current national guidelines
    1. Describe cardiopulmonary resuscitation for adult, child and infant
    2. Describe compression only resuscitation
    3. Describe the use of resuscitation barrier devices
    4. Describe how to manage a choking adult, child and infant
    5. Explain the use of an automated external defibrillator
    6. Explain the differences when using an automated external defibrillator on a child and on an adult
    7. Explain how an Oropharyngeal airway is used and why they benefit the airway
    8. Describe correct use of a bag valve mask
  4. Be able to demonstrate post-resuscitation procedures
    1. Demonstrate how to place a casualty in the recovery position
    2. dentify the risks when placing a casualty in the recovery position
  5. Understand the safe use of an automated external defibrillator
    1. Describe the safety considerations when using AEDs
  6. Understand medical emergencies
    1. Describe the following medical emergencies and the treatment required:
      • Anaphylactic shock
      • Choking
      • Seizures

Assessment and Certification

Learners are assessed through self-checks as they progress through the course and an end of course multiple choice assessment.

On successful completion, learners can download a certificate which can be used as verifiable CPD in line with Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines

NOTE: This online course does not include “live” manikin training for CPR and use of the AED. To comply with Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines a practical assessment should be carried out annually.

Our online module appeals to all learning styles with interactive quizzes, video and audio features.

It allows you to work at your own pace, testing your knowledge as you progress through the course.

It provides a very thorough resource for those with English as a Second Language, giving you the vocabulary, language skills and confidence.

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