Go above and beyond BLS training with this Immediate Life Support Course, learning much more about the Human Body.
CPD Certified Provider of Training Excellence Online Training Approved by Skills for Care

Immediate Life Support (ILS) Level 3 (VTQ) at a glance

  • 1-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 5 hours and 44 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Follows latest UK Resuscitation and ERC guidelines
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
  • 100% online or add a skill session with a certified instructor
  • Videos include subtitles
£34.95 + VAT
Group Rates also available

This course is designed to meet the requirements of ILS courses laid down by UK Resus Council guidelines and is certified by ProTrainings.  This CPD course meets the criteria for the General Dental Council’s development outcomes C.

This course includes the latest CPR and Coronavirus recommendations.

The aim is to train healthcare personnel in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, simple airway management and safe defibrillation, enabling them to manage patients in cardiac arrest until the arrival of a cardiac arrest team and to participate as members of that team. The course is run over one day and consists of lectures and practical sessions.

ProTrainings Basic Life Support courses have been designed to meet all the required learning outcomes and are aligned to the Skills for Health UK Core Skills Training Framework or UK-CSTF.  This includes both level 2 adult and paediatric patient care.  The course is also Skills for Care Endorsed and follows the requirements set out in the Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines for adult and Paediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) basic life support (BLS).

The course looks at how to identify the causes and promote the prevention of cardiopulmonary arrest. Recognise and treat the deteriorating patient using the ABCDE approach and undertake the skills of quality CPR and defibrillation.  It also covers simple airway manoeuvres and utilises non-technical skills to facilitate initial leadership and effective team membership

All our first aid courses fully meet the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per the HSE requirements and will be updated as soon as the 2020 guidelines are released. The latest updates will be available to current students even after you pass the course.

We also have an online Immediate Life Support for Dentists (ILS) course aimed at the healthcare sector also as a blended, online and a classroom course nationwide at your workplace.  We also offer an online Advanced Life Support course.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • Medical professionals
  • Nurses
  • First Aiders
  • Medics
  • Doctors – Hospital
  • Doctors – Community
  • Medical students
  • Nurses – Hospital
  • Nurses – Community
  • Nursing students
  • Midwives
  • ODPs
  • Cardiac Technicians
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Radiographers
  • Resuscitation Training Officers
  • Dentists
  • Dental Nurses
  • Ambulance Technicians / Paramedics
  • Fire Service Technicians
  • Police Officers
  • Prison Officers
  • Air Stewards

This course comes with 7.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 5 hours and 44 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

Aim

To provide a higher level of theory and practical training in accordance with the UK Resus Council and ERC guidelines in immediate life support (BLS/CPR) and medical emergencies as required by the GDC. Also to provide training in theory and practical AED use in the event of a cardiac arrest.

Objectives

1. Understand basic life support requirements

  • 1.1 Describe the principles that underpin basic life support 
  • 1.2 Explain the circumstances under which resuscitation is performed 
  • 1.3 Explain why early intervention is necessary 
  • 1.4 Describe different types of cardiopulmonary arrest 
  • 1.5 Understand what pulse oximetry is and why it is important in assessing a patient
  • 1.6 Explain the ABCDE approach to patient care
  • 1.7 Explain how to check a patients pulse, temperature, blood pressure and other observations.
  • 1.8 Explain what Hypoxia is and how it affects the patient
  • 1.9 Explain the difference between heart attack, angina and sudden cardiac arrest

2. Be able to demonstrate basic life support techniques and automated external defibrillator use in line with current national guidelines

  • 2.1 Demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • 2.2 Demonstrate compression only resuscitation
  • 2.3 Demonstrate the use of resuscitation barrier devices
  • 2.4 Demonstrate how to manage a choking adult, child and infant
  • 2.5 Demonstrate the use of an automated external defibrillator
  • 2.6 Describe the differences when using an automated external defibrillator on a child and on an adult
  • 2.8 Explain why suction is used to maintain the airway
  • 2.9 Explain how an Oropharyngeal airway is used and why they benefit the airway
  • 2.9 Explain the requirements of a do not resuscitate order
  • 2.10 Demonstrate correct use of a bag valve mask

3. Be able to demonstrate post-resuscitation procedures

  • 3.1 Demonstrate how to place a casualty in the recovery position
  • 3.2 Identify the risks when placing a casualty in the recovery position
  • 3.3 Describe handover and reporting procedures
  • 3.4 Explain the correct administration of Oxygen on a patient
  • 3.5 Understand the correct assembly, disassembly and storage of an Oxygen kit.
  • 3.6 Explain the different types of an Oxygen mask and when you would use them.

4. Be able to carry out basic user maintenance and troubleshoot problems with an automated external defibrillator

  • 4.1 Identify when a defibrillator battery requires changing
  • 4.2 Identify when electrode pads need replacing
  • 4.3 Demonstrate how to troubleshoot problems if the automated external defibrillator does not function correctly

5. Understand the safe use of an automated external defibrillator

  • 5.1 Describe the safety considerations when using AEDs

6. Understand medical emergencies

  • 6.1 Describe the following medical emergencies and the treatment required for the following:
    - Asthma
    - Hyperventilation
    - Anaphylactic shock
    - Diabetes
    - Seizures and Epilepsy
    - Sepsis

Learning content

This training session is intended to train staff a higher level of immediate life support (BLS/CPR), AED and medical emergency skills to give them the knowledge and confidence to deal with a medical emergency in the practice with both patients and members of the dental team.

Development outcomes

This CPD course meets the criteria for the GDC’s development outcomes C

  • CPR/Basic Life Support Healthcare Professionals Student Manual V8.1 - 2015 guidelines
  • CPR/Basic Life Support Student Manual Version 8.1 - 2015 guidelines
  • First Aid Plus Student Manual Version V8.3 - 2015 guidelines with ERC first aid changes
  • Infection Control Student Manual V8.0
  • ProTrainings - COVID-19 Update on CPR from the UK Resus Council
  • The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) web link
  • AED infographic will guide you through the steps
  • Adult CPR Flowchart
  • Adult CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Anatomy and Physiology Human Body Picture Reference Book Student Manual V8.0
  • Asthma spacer user instructions - GlaxoSmithKline Aerochamber Plus
  • BOC Oxygen kit leaflet for medical
  • CPR Flowchart handout. Infant and Child for Healthcare Professionals
  • CPR Flowchart handout. Infant and Child for Healthcare Professionals
  • CPR and Coronavirus video - Guidance on delivering CPR out of hospital has changed where Coronavirus COVID 19 is known or suspected
  • CQC website link
  • CR2 AED user manual to learn more about this unit. For more information contact us.
  • Cardiac Science G3 user manual
  • Child CPR Flowchart
  • Child CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Child and Infant CPR Flowchart Handout
  • Clean hand techniques leaflet
  • Colour Coding in hospitals leaflet
  • Coronavirus COVID 19 Pre-Screen Student Evaluation Form
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) link to the NHS website
  • Decisions relating to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and not delivering CPR
  • Emerade - Package leaflet: Information for the user
  • EpiPen Guide
  • EpiPen patient information sheet
  • Epilepsy in Action Leaflet (register on www.epilepsy.org.uk)
  • European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation: 2017 update
  • Find a classroom course locally
  • Find out what other courses are available as video online, blended and classroom courses nationally on our course finder
  • First Aid Student Manual - Welsh
  • First Aid and Social Distancing poster
  • First Aid at Work Regulations 1981 HSE document
  • First Responder Care Essentials Book on Amazon
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • HeartSine 350 Information Leaflet
  • HeartStart FR3
  • Heartsine 350 AED unit
  • Heartsine 500 AED unit
  • How to register to call EMS by text
  • IPAD SP1 AED Owners Leaflet
  • Infant CPR Flowchart
  • Infant CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Jext Product Data Sheets
  • Jext patient Information Sheet
  • Lifepac CR-T AED Instruction Manual
  • Lifepac CR2 AED Data Sheet
  • Link to the HSE website
  • NHS Choices Web link
  • Nilaqua Hand Wash leaflet
  • Personal Medical Information Sheet
  • Polish Student Manual - Pierwsza Pomoc w Pracy Ksiazka studenta V7.0 - 2015 guidelines
  • ProTrainings - Using an AED Leaflet
  • ProTrainings Defibrillator eGuide
  • ReSPECT
  • Resuscitation to recovery - UK Resus document link
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Skills for Care Website
  • UK Resus Council 2015 Guidelines for Paediatric CPR for Healthcare providers
  • UK Resus Council 2015 Guidelines updated 2015 Link
  • UK Resus Council BLS and AED Guidelines 2015
  • UK Resus Council Guidelines for Anaphylaxis for Healthcare professional Document
  • UK Resus The Use of Automated External Defibrillators
  • Using disposable respirators - HSE poster
  • Using the i-gel® supraglottic airway
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • Web link to the Joint Epilepsy Council website - JEC
  • Zoll AED Plus Manual
  • Zoll AED Plus user guide
  • Zoll AED Pro User Guide
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What is "SCORM ready" and will courses run on a LMS?

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Are courses all online or can I take a blended or class case locally?

Most of our courses are available as online or classroom-based at a training centre locally.  We can also send an instructor to your business to save travel and tailor the course to your business.  To save time and money you can take most courses in a blended format with online and class training.

Can you attend our workplace to teach the ILS course?

Yes, we have a network of instructors that can attend your workplace to train staff in the Immediate Life Support Level 3 (ILS) course.  It can be taught to meet different work settings from healthcare to dental. The course is aligned to the UK-CSTF standards. The course can also be completed in a blended format using our video online training or if you do not want a practical module, 100% online.

Do I receive a certificate after completing your online training?

Yes, when you complete the online course you will be able to download and print a compliant completion certificate, evidenced-based learning statement to confirm course content and a certified CPD statement. There is no extra charge for the certificate.  You can also buy a printed certificate to be posted to you for a small extra fee.

What training courses do you offer and how are they delivered?

We offer a full range of training courses across all business sectors as video online, blended and nationwide at your business or our local training centres. With over 300 courses you can learn at a time and place that meets your busy schedules and save money on travel and costs away from the office.

What People are Saying

“Very good course”

- Siiri, GP from Surrey

“The training is very detailed, involving and easy to understand.”

- Friday, Nurse RMN from South Yorkshire
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