BLS Group Course Overview
Heart and circulatory disease claims around 200,000 lives each year. Many could have been saved if a defibrillator was made available.
Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) are now becoming more common throughout a range of public and workplaces.
A casualty’s survival rate will dramatically increase if an AED is available and if you have appropriately qualified personnel to use it.
This very practical course will enable you to use the AED competently and with confidence.
Not only does this course deal with the use of an AED, but it also includes vital training in basic life support including resuscitation.
The course is made up of practical and theoretical sessions which include a range of topics are covered including:
- Responsibilities and reporting
- Assessment of the situation
- Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
- Infection control
- AED functions
- Defibrillation procedures
- Safety measures
The course is facilitated through group and class discussion to involve all candidates and to ensure all candidates are grasping the broad topics ready for the assessment.
There will be practical sessions to practise recovery position, resuscitation and the use of the Automated External Defibrillator.
Candidates can wear clothing that they feel comfortable to support their learning while taking part in group discussions and practical sessions with other candidates. Candidates should be aware they will be practising placing one another in the recovery position and practising resuscitation. We, therefore, recommend flat shoes, trousers and to be cautious of baggy low tops.
The course includes a CPR and AED handbook produced by Instructuk Resources Ltd to support the course.
The course includes a range of assessment methods including interactive group discussion and practical sessions which are monitored by the tutor. The course finishes with a written multi-choice and open question paper at the end of the course.
BLS PrerequisiteThere is no prerequisite for this course.
There is no pre-learning for this course.
There is no post-course learning for this course.
You can arrange a program of support from Dewi Development Ltd for your staff, where they can access debrief session should one of your employees need to use their skills.
Successful candidates will be issued with an Ofqual regulated Level 2 Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator by the awarding body First Aid Awards.
The qualification lasts for three years and can be renewed by resitting the qualification.
The course involves various practical sessions, where candidates will need to get down to the floor to practise their first aid skills. This will include practising recovery position and demonstrating effective resuscitation for a minimum amount of time. If you have any concerns about carrying out these activities, you should get in touch before booking the course.
If candidates have any physical or learning needs for the group work or for the assessment, this should be notified as part of the booking.
We can deliver the training at your venue which has a suitable training room or we can support you in arranging a suitable external venue. Training at your venue can save you costs but at the same time risk your staff being distracted by day to day concerns that arise, which may not be suitable as they approach the assessment.
Locations will require:
- Room big enough to sit 16 candidates to sit in a horseshoe
- Tables for group work and assessment at the end of the session
- Floor space to practise their first aid skills
- Projector and screen with computer connection, however, we can provide a projector with laptop
Supporting local companies in South Wales - Chepstow, Newport, Cardiff, Bridgend, Port Talbot, Neath, Swansea, Carmarthen, Haverfordwest, Tenby, Brecon, Llandovery, Llandeilo, Cardigan
Group courses provided to companies across Wales and England.
The course will have one planned break. No refreshments are included when delivered at one of your venues, but tea and coffee will be included when delivered at a venue arranged by ourselves.
If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
Group price for 6 is £323.00* with extra candidates £17 per person to the maximum number.
The group price is based on training at your venue for the maximum number of candidates. If you do not have a suitable training venue, we can work with you to arrange a venue near you at an additional cost.
* If you are further than 50 miles from Swansea, there will be additional travel costs. Contact us to discuss the options.
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