This training is in line with the current Resuscitation Council UK guidelines and the extended life support matches the training requirements needed for ILS.

Part 1. COVID changes relating to BLS

Gain an understanding of COVID changes relating to BLS, taking into consideration:

  • The Resuscitation Council UK guidelines
  • CPR as an aerosol-generating procedure (AGP)
  • The bag-valve-mask system
  • The equipment CQC will expect you to keep in practice
  • The minimum PPE
  • Breathing check
  • CPR away from the practice

Part 2. The importance of medical history taking

Gain an understanding of the importance of medical history taking, taking into consideration:

  • The Resuscitation Council UK guidelines
  • Medications
  • Food allergies: kiwis, avocado, banana, pineapple
  • Latex allergy
  • Recreational drugs: cocaine, heroin, LSD, solvents 

Part 3. The deteriorating patient and the ABCDE approach

Gain an understanding of the deteriorating patient, taking into consideration:

  • The Resuscitation Council UK guidelines
  • The high-risk patient
  • The ABCDE approach
  • When to get help

Part 4. Chest pain

Gain an understanding of chest pain, taking into consideration:

  • The Resuscitation Council UK guidelines
  • Possible causes of chest pain
  • What you should include in the patient's notes following the administration of an emergency drug
  • How to care for a patient suffering from angina
  • Unexplained chest pain and its management

Part 5. Basic life support for adults

Gain an understanding of basic life support for adults, taking into consideration:

  • The Resuscitation Council UK guidelines
  • The age of an adult, for resuscitation purposes
  • Cardiac arrest in the adult patient
  • The ABCDE approach
  • D is for danger, in the environment
  • Australian study on the effectiveness of CPR
  • Management of the non-breathing patient
  • Chest compressions
  • Chest compressions and the use of the bag-valve-mask
  • Surviving cardiac arrest
  • Cardiac arrest and its management in the pregnant lady

Part 6. Basic life support for children and babies

Gain an understanding of basic life support for children, taking into consideration:

  • The Resuscitation Council UK guidelines
  • Respiratory arrest and chest compressions
  • The ages of children and babies, for resuscitation purposes
  • Breaths in and chest compression ratios
  • Defibrillation
  • Choking
  • Baby recovery position
  • Monitoring the airway

Part 7. Choking

Gain an understanding of choking in adults, children and babies, taking into consideration:

  • The Resuscitation Council UK guidelines
  • Management of choking in adults, children and babies
  • Management of a complete blockage: back blows, Heimlich manoeuver
  • Modified Heimlich manoeuver for persons with impaired swallow reflex
  • Managing the heavily pregnant lady and baby
  • Managing the person who has lost consciousness

Part 8. Sepsis

Gain an understanding of sepsis, taking into consideration:

  • The Resuscitation Council UK guidelines
  • Susceptibility to sepsis
  • Causes of sepsis
  • Common sites of sepsis
  • The symptoms of sepsis
  • What to do with a suspected case of sepsis
  • ABCDE approach

Part 9. Airway management and oxygen administration

Gain an understanding of airway management and oxygen administration, taking into consideration:

  • The Resuscitation Council UK guidelines
  • CQC - equipment list for airway control
  • Airway management
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Oropharyngeal airway demonstration
  • Supraglottic airway demonstration
  • Oxygen administration
  • The pulse oximeter
  • Oxygen saturation levels
  • Managing the person with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Monitoring oxygen administration
  • Storage of oxygen cylinders

Part 10. Cardiac life-threatening arrhythmias and the use of the AED defibrillator

Gain an understanding of cardiac life-threatening arrhythmias and the use of the AED defibrillator, taking into consideration:

  • The Resuscitation Council UK guidelines
  • The anatomy of the heart
  • The ECG
  • The heart attack
  • Ventricular fibrillation
  • The heart in flatline
  • Defibrillation for the person in respiratory arrest
  • Defibrillator demonstration
  • Defibrillation for the adult and child 

Part 11. Patients with DNAR orders in place

Gain an understanding of what to do for patients with DNAR orders in place, taking into consideration:

  • The Resuscitation Council UK guidelines
  • The DNAR patient
  • The respect form
  • The DNAR order
  • Medical history taking
  • Advanced care plan

Part 12. Reversal of conscious sedation and airway management

Gain an understanding of the reversal of conscious sedation and management of the airway, taking into consideration:

  • The Resuscitation Council UK guidelines
  • The drugs of conscious sedation
  • The effect of the drug on the brain
  • Respiratory depression
  • Monitoring
  • Reversal agents
  • Airway management
  • Laryngospasm
  • Management of the patient with a tracheostomy

Part 13. Medical emergencies - anaphylaxis and asthma

Gain an understanding of the medical emergencies; anaphylaxis and asthma, taking into consideration:

  • The Resuscitation Council UK guidelines
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Trigger factors
  • First contact
  • Symptoms
  • The 3 criteria
  • Mild, moderate, prolonged or biphasic anaphylaxis
  • Management
  • Adrenalin administration: adults, children, babies
  • Monitoring
  • NICE guidelines
  • Autoinjectors
  • Asthma
  • Medical history
  • Symptoms
  • Management: inhalers, volumatic spacer devices, nebulisers
  • Hyperventilation
  • Management

Part 14. Medical emergencies - epilepsy, angina and chest pain, vasovagal attack and hypoglycaemia

Gain an understanding of the medical emergencies; epilepsy, angina and chest pain, vasovagal attack and hypoglycaemia, taking into consideration:

  • The Resuscitation Council UK guidelines
  • Epilepsy
  • Medical history, individual care plan, timing
  • Status epilepticus
  • Management
  • Angina and chest pain
  • Management
  • Unexplained chest pain: W position
  • Monitoring
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Causes
  • Symptoms
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Management
  • Vasovagal attack
  • Management

Part 15. Equipment

Gain an understanding of the recommended equipment, taking into consideration:

  • The Resuscitation Council UK guidelines
  • Defibrillator and accessories
  • Oxygen cylinders and correct tubing
  • Bag-valve-mask assembly
  • Oropharyngeal airways
  • Adrenalin and syringes
  • Glyceryl trinitrate spray
  • Dispersible aspirin
  • Salbutamol inhaler
  • Oral glucose and glucagon injections
  • Buccal midazolam

Part 16. Medical history taking

Gain an understanding of recording the medical history, taking into consideration:

  • The Resuscitation Council UK guidelines
  • Patient evaluation and risk assessment
  • Degree of legal protection for the practice
  • Knowledge of pre-existing medical conditions
  • Control of medication pre-treatment
  • Record: present, past, family, recreational drugs, prescription drugs, social history and their personal data
  • Identification of drugs that may cause oral manifestations
  • Recreational drug interactions, adverse reactions
  • Antibiotic cover
  • Emergency drugs
  • Recent hospitalisations, surgeries
  • Confidentiality

16 videos
210 mins CPD/CE
658 views

Extended Life Support. Part 1. COVID changes relating to BLS

By Lyn Watts, added 26 April 2021
10 mins
345 views

Extended Life Support. Part 2. The importance of medical history taking

By Lyn Watts, added 26 April 2021
10 mins
238 views

Extended Life Support. Part 3. The deteriorating patient and the ABCDE approach

By Lyn Watts, added 26 April 2021
10 mins
80 views

Extended Life Support. Part 4. Chest pain

By Lyn Watts, added 26 April 2021
5 mins
71 views

Extended Life Support. Part 5. Basic life support for adults

By Lyn Watts, added 26 April 2021
15 mins
76 views

Extended Life Support. Part 6. Basic life support for children and babies

By Lyn Watts, added 27 April 2021
10 mins
311 views

Extended Life Support. Part 7. Choking

By Lyn Watts, added 27 April 2021
10 mins
74 views

Extended Life Support. Part 8. Sepsis

By Lyn Watts, added 27 April 2021
10 mins
66 views

Extended Life Support. Part 9. Airway management and oxygen administration

By Lyn Watts, added 27 April 2021
15 mins
61 views

Extended Life Support. Part 10. Cardiac life threatening arrhythmias and the use of the AED defibrillator

By Lyn Watts, added 27 April 2021
25 mins
65 views

Extended Life Support. Part 11. Patients with DNAR orders in place

By Lyn Watts, added 27 April 2021
10 mins
52 views

Extended Life Support. Part 12. Reversal of conscious sedation and airway management

By Lyn Watts, added 27 April 2021
10 mins
53 views

Extended Life Support. Part 13. Medical emergencies - anaphylaxis and asthma

By Lyn Watts, added 28 April 2021
30 mins
258 views

Extended Life Support. Part 14. Medical emergencies - epilepsy, angina and chest pain, vasovagal attack and hypoglycaemia

By Lyn Watts, added 28 April 2021
20 mins
49 views

Extended Life Support. Part 15. Equipment

By Lyn Watts, added 28 April 2021
5 mins
44 views

Extended Life Support. Part 16. Medical history taking

By Lyn Watts, added 29 April 2021
15 mins
48 views
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