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Basic Life Support

Course
This half day course covers basic life support and is suitable for Shared Lives Carers, Domiciliary Care Workers or Personal Assistants and staff new to care working with adults in Adult Care Provider Services or West Sussex County Council employees in either Adult or Children services who work with adults who require basic life support skills. It does not cover child or paediatric first aid.

This event is strictly for pre-booked, confirmed delegates only. You will not be permitted to attend if you do not have a confirmed booking.
The aim of this course is to provide you with the knowledge and practical skills required to meet basic life support in line with the guidelines set out in the Care Certificate Standard 12 – Basic Life Support.
If you apply what you have learnt in this course you will be able to;

  • Describe how to conduct a primary survey of a casualty.
  • Identify when and how to call for help.
  • Demonstrate how to assess a casualty's level of consciousness.
  • Demonstrate how to open a casualty's airway and check breathing.
  • Demonstrate how to place an unconscious casualty into the recovery position that maintains an open airway why it is important.
  • Describe how to treat a casualty who is in seizure.
  • Demonstrate how to administer effective Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation using a manikin and incorporating the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Describe how to identify a casualty with a partially and completely blocked airway obstruction.
  • Demonstrate how to treat a casualty who is choking.
  • Demonstrate how to control external bleeding.
  • Describe signs and symptoms of shock.
  • Demonstrate how to manage a casualty who is in shock.
  • Describe how to manage a casualty with minor burns and scalds.
  • Recognise and seek emergency assistance for the following conditions:
  • Stroke
  • Head injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Important note:
    There is a level of physical ability required to complete this course successfully.

    In order to carry out the practical elements you will need to be able to work on the floor at various times throughout the course, including placing a casualty in the Recovery Position, various First Aid scenarios and simulated CPR on a manikin - which must be demonstrated on the floor.

    Please consider carefully whether you are able to undertake these activities before applying.
    If you are unable to do so, please contact Learning and Development for further advice before booking a place on this course: learninganddevelopment@westsussex.gov.uk

    You will be asked on the day of the course to read and sign a Medical Declaration to confirm you know of no condition that would affect your ability to take part in the course.

    This event is strictly for pre-booked, confirmed delegates only. You will not be permitted to attend if you do not have a confirmed booking.

    As you will be working on the floor, it is recommended that you wear casual clothing.
    First Aid
    Adult Services / Care Homes / PVI Sector - Adults / Shared Lives Carers
    target audience
    Stacey Cater
    tutors
    Learning and Development Admin (learninganddevelopment@westsussex.gov.uk)
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    SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
    Session 1Thursday 16 May 201910:00 - 14:00Chichester - County HallLearning Loft - 306
    SessionSession Details
    Session 1
    Thursday 16 May 2019

    10:00 - 14:00

    Chichester - County Hall

    Learning Loft - 306