Basic Life Support / Moving and Handling People
An excellent opportunity to update your skills in these areas in one intensive CPD accredited day.
- Maximum no of course participants: 12.
- Course duration: 1 day.
- This course has been accredited by the CPD certification service.
Learning outcomes include:
- 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:
- 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.