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Resuscitation – Level 1 – Basic Life Support

Resuscitation can increase the chance of survival when a person is under cardiac arrest. This CSTF-aligned course details how to recognise cardiorespiratory arrest and know how to summon immediate emergency help in accordance with national and local protocols. It explains how to initiate CPR using chest compressions and demonstrate an understanding of locating and operating an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

Skills for Health's Resuscitation Level 1 (Basic Life Support) elearning course
Level: 1
Duration: 25 mins approx.
Assessment Method: Multiple-choice
Certificate: PDF Certificate
Recommended Refresher Period: Annual
Frameworks & Standards:
Course Provider: Skills for Health
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Any clinical or non-clinical staff, dependent upon local risk assessment or work context.

This course is made up of the following modules:

  • Recognition of cardia arrest
  • Assessment

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to: 

  • Be able to recognise the signs of cardiorespiratory arrest in infants, children and adults
  • Know how to summon immediate emergency help, in accordance with national and local protocols
  • Be able to start CPR using chest compressions
  • Be able to locate and operate an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) on infants, children and adults

This course meets the outcomes for Core Skills Training Framework subject 10, Resuscitation, Level 1, and Care Certificate Standard 12, Basic Life Support.

Subject 10: Resuscitation, Level 1

The learner will:

  • be able to recognise cardiorespiratory arrest
  • know how to summon immediate emergency help in accordance with local protocols
  • be able to start CPR using chest compressions
  • be able to locate and operate an AED.

Standard 12: Basic Life Support

  • 12.1 Provide basic life support


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