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Basic Life Support / Moving and Handling People



An excellent opportunity to update your skills in these areas in one intensive day. This course is aligned to the Core Skills Training Framework.

General information:

  • Maximum no of course participants: 12.
  • Course duration: 1 day.

Learning outcomes include:



BLS
  • Understand basic life support requirements in adults.
  • Understand the principles that underpin basic life support in adults.
  • Know the circumstances under which resuscitation is performed.
  • Know the importance of early intervention.
  • Be aware of the different types of cardiopulmonary arrest.
  • Be aware of how to manage a choking patient in line with current national guidelines.
  • Be aware of the steps to take in order to place a patient in the recovery position.
Moving and handling of people
  • Understand the principles of safe moving and handling.
  • Knowledge of legislation surrounding moving and handling.
  • Review postural analysis tools to assist with risk assessment.
  • Understand the link between moving and handling, infection control and tissue viability.
  • Demonstrate a proficient skills level of a key selection of moving and handling techniques relating to your own work setting including: the safe use of mechanical patient hoists and related sling application; the safe use of slide sheets and the sit to stand transfer.

Course content includes:



BLS
  • The role of a first aider.
  • How to maintain a safe environment.
  • Perform primary and secondary survey.
  • Summon help where appropriate.
  • Assess a collapsed patient.
  • Place someone in the recovery position.
  • Effectively demonstrate Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in adults.
  • Review the skills required to perform basic life support (adults), including chest compressions, mouth-to-mouth ventilation or use of face mask.
  • Demonstrate actions for choking emergencies.
Moving and handling people
  • The principles of safe moving and handling of people.
  • Legislation relating to moving and handling - Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and Manual Handling Operations Regulations (MHOR) 1992.
  • Current guidance on safe practice.
  • ‘Bad practices’.
  • Spinal mechanics and back care.
  • Risk assessment.
  • Safe load management.
  • Applying principles to lifting, lowering, pulling & pushing, carrying and supporting.


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Further information


Please contact us if you would like more information about our courses, or if you would like to discuss your training needs.

Tracy Hamilton, Course Administrator


Tel: 01324 411 013      Email: tracy.hamilton@cb-training.com      Online enquiry form Back to top of page


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Probably the most informative mandatory training I’ve ever been on (and I’ve attended a lot!). Trainer evidently highly qualified. Oct 17
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