What is this qualification about?
ITC has developed a training programme and accredited qualification, following the current Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines. Electrical defibrillation is well established as the effective therapy for cardiac arrest, the most important determinant of survival being the time from collapse to delivery of the first shock. Today the widespread deployment of Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) is considered a realistic strategy for reducing death rates due to heart disease.
What does this qualification cover?
A brief historical introduction; vital signs and basic life support; BLS scenarios; chain of survival; heart rhythms; AED scenarios; assessment; dealing with aftermath and evaluation.
Who is it suitable for?
No previous experience is necessary, although it would be useful to have had some basic first aid training. This qualification is suitable for anyone wishing to develop their basic life support skills.
What is the duration of the course?
1 day initial training or 3 hours if you are revalidating.
How is it assessed?
Ongoing practical assessment. You will each be provided with an easy to follow course manual. The course is certificated with a valid lifetime of 3 years. Regular refresher training is strongly advised.
How can I be confident of quality?
We use an accredited ITC tutor who delivers these courses nationally
How much will this cost?
The course costs £75+vat per person and this will include a two-course luncheon and unlimited tea and coffee. It also includes your registration fee which we pay to ITC First on your behalf, planning, delivery, photocopying, resources, a course manual, assessment, internal verification, course administration and certification.Sign Up Now