Basic First Aid Courses

½ day Basic Life Support & Anaphylaxis Course

Course Summary

Available at Your Venue for Small or Large Groups on a Date to Suit

This course has been designed for those who have a specific responsibility at work, at home or in voluntary and community activities, to provide basic life support and manage anaphylaxis when dealing with an emergency situation.

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During this course, learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with anaphylaxis; including...

  • Chain of survival
  • Incident and casualty assessment
  • Managing an unresponsive casualty
  • CPR and defibrillation
  • Recovery Position
  • Common anaphylaxis triggers
  • Signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis
  • Treatment
  • Medication
  • Adrenaline auto-injectors

During this course each learner will be continuously assessed by the trainer on practical scenarios, including...

  • CPR
  • Unconscious casualty
  • Safe use of an AED
  • Safe use of adrenaline auto-injectors

In addition each learner will be required to complete a multiple choice theory paper based on the course content, which is marked by the trainer at the end of the course.

This course attracts a QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis (RQF) regulated and nationally recognised qualification, which is valid for 1 year.

To re-qualify learners should attend another ½ day Basic Life Support & Anaphylaxis Course on or before the 1 year anniversary of their certificate expiry date.

The Location

  • Adequate lighting, ventilation & heating for the time of year
  • Adequate floor space & coverings for practical sessions
  • Close to male / female toilets and hand washing facilities
  • A proportionate sized room for the number of learners
  • Adequate exits in case of an emergency / fire
  • Free of intrusive noise for uninterrupted learning
  • Adequate seating for the number of learners
  • Television or digital projector with VGA/HDMI connection for the digital presentation

The Learners

  • Aged 16 years or over
  • Able to provide photographic identification
  • Physical ability (reasonable adjustments can be made)
  • No symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) such as: new cough, high temperature, loss of normal sense of taste or smell