Immediate Life Support (ILS)
CPD Certified 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 40 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.

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).

All our first aid courses fully meet the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per the HSE requirements.

We are soon launching an online Immediate Life Support (ILS) course and a blended option and an Advanced Life Support course, again as a video online, blended and classroom.

Course objectives are:

  • Identify the causes and promote the prevention of cardiopulmonary arrest
  • Recognise and treat the deteriorating patient using the ABCDE approach
  • Undertake the skills of quality CPR and defibrillation (manual and /or AED) and simple airway manoeuvres
  • Utilise non-technical skills to facilitate initial leadership and effective team membership

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 40 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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  • Find out what other courses are available as video online, blended and classroom courses nationally on our course finder
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  • 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
  • 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

What People are Saying

“Very informative training with good clear videos!”

- Lola from Surrey

“Excellent ”

- Veronica, dental nurse from London
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