Immediate Life Support – Resuscitation Council UK
About the course
- Learn: The aim of the ILS course is to train healthcare personnel in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, simple airway management and safe defibrillation (manual and/or AED), enabling them to manage patients in cardiac arrest until arrival of a cardiac arrest team and to participate as members of that team.
- Course for: Applications are welcomed from FY1 doctors, nurses and all registered healthcare professionals including nursing students. Candidates from the Police Service, Fire Service and the Prison Service would also be considered
How to apply
Who should attend this course?
Applications are welcomed from FY1 doctors, nurses and all registered healthcare professionals including nursing students. Candidates from the Police Service, Fire Service and the Prison Service would also be considered
- Causes and prevention of cardio-respiratory arrest
- The ALS algorithm
- The ABCDE approach
- Initial resuscitation and defibrillation
- Airway (with optional LMA)
- Optional targeted training
- Cardiac Arrest Simulation
There is one CAS demonstration. Emphasis is placed on managing patients until the arrival of the cardiac arrest team and on participating as members of that team.
The Immediate Life Support – Resuscitation Council UK course is run over one day and consists of lectures and practical stations. The manual is forwarded two weeks before the start of the course and the candidate is advised to study this thoroughly. Assessment on the course is continuous in nature and copies of the assessment forms should be forwarded to the candidate with their manual
Where is the module taught and by whom?
This short course is taught by Ken Spearpoint, Principal Lecturer and Programme Lead for Medical Simulation. University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield, AL10 9AB
Computer Equipment Requirement
Delivery of the module incorporates blended learning which aims to combine e-learning activities with campus based learning. You need to have access to a suitable personal computer and a good reliable Internet connection (broadband recommended). Most modern PCs or Macs (less than 3 years old) should be suitable. If you have any queries or need any additional support with IT skills, the School employs an e-learning technologist who will be pleased to help and advise you