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Resuscitation – Level 3 – Adult Immediate Life Support

In this CSTF-aligned course, you will find information on the safe procedures relating to the resuscitation of adults, from early recognition to the ABCDE assessment, to non-technical skills and post-resuscitation care.

Please note that this eLearning is meant to supplement and not replace face-to-face training.

Skills for Health's Resuscitation Level 3 (Adult Immediate Life Support) elearning course
Level: Level 3
Duration: 30 mins approx.
Assessment Method: Multiple-choice
Certificate: PDF Certificate
Recommended Refresher Period: Annually
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Course Provider: Skills for Health
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This course is for staff with direct clinical care responsibilities, who are expected to provide an initial response for sick or deteriorating patients, or participate as part of the wider adult resuscitation team.

This course is made up of the following modules:

  • Introduction
  • Early recognition
  • The ABCDE approach
  • Applying your knowledge
  • In-hospital resuscitation
  • Reversible causes
  • Post-resuscitation care
  • Audits and documentation
  • Decisions relating to cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Non-technical skills and team membership
  • Summary

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of early recognition of the seriously ill or deteriorating patient
  • Outline the rationale for Early Warning Scores (EWS)
  • Define and describe the ABCDE assessment approach
  • Describe potential interventions required to treat the deteriorating patient or patient in cardiac arrest
  • Outline the principles for confirmation of cardiac arrest and initiating high-quality CPR including safe defibrillation
  • Describe the key aspects of post-resuscitation care
  • Explain the importance of non-technical skills in emergency situations.

This course meets the learning outcomes for Resuscitation – Level 3 – Adult Immediate Life Support in the Skills for Health Core Skills Mandatory Training Framework.

The learner will:

  • be able to recognise the seriously ill adult and initiate appropriate interventions to prevent cardiorespiratory arrest
  • understand and be able to apply the ABCDE approach
  • know how to manage and co-ordinate roles and responsibilities within the team in responding to emergency situations until the arrival of a resuscitation team or more experienced assistance
  • be able to participate as a member of the resuscitation team
  • be able to provide initial post resuscitation care until the arrival of the resuscitation team or more experienced assistance.


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