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Hospital Life Support (HLS) Level 2

This course is a two part course; part one is E-learning and part two is a practical assessment of resuscitation. This practical session is a drop in, offering adult and, if required,  paediatric assessments .  The combined session covers the latest guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation as well as steps to help prevent a cardiac arrest.

All new staff will attend face to face induction resuscitation training.

Immediate Life Support (ILS) and Recertification Level 3 

This course will meet the needs of those who require more advanced skills than those taught during Hospital Life Support (HLS) but who do not require the more comprehensive 2-day Advanced Life Support (ALS) Course.

Advanced Life Support (ALS) 

The ALS course aims to teach the theory and practical skills to effectively manage cardiac arrest, peri-arrest situations and cardiac arrests with special circumstances. 

Peadiatric Hospital Life Support (PHLS)  Level 2

This course is a two part course; part one is E learning and part two is a practical assessment of Paediatric resuscitation. This practical session is a drop in, offering paediatric assessments. The combined session covers the latest guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation as well as steps to help prevent a cardiac arrest.

Paediatric Immediate Life Support (pILS) and Recertification Level 3

The Resuscitation Council (UK) Paediatric Immediate Life Support (PILS) course was launched in 2007. It was developed in response to a demand from healthcare professionals who may have to act as first responders and treat seriously ill children or children in cardiac arrest until the arrival of a cardiac arrest team. 

European Paediatric Advanced Life Support (EPALS)

EPLS course and was launched in 2003 but was rebranded as EPALS in 2016. The course is intended to provide training for multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals in the early recognition of the child in respiratory or circulatory failure and the development of the knowledge and core skills required to prevent further deterioration towards respiratory or cardiorespiratory arrest. 

EPALS is approved by the royal colleges of emergency medicine, paediatrics, anaesthesia and the association of paediatric anaesthetists (RCPCH, RCEM, RCA, APA) for training and revalidation for both consultants and junior grades in advanced paediatric resuscitation skills and management.

Newborn Life Support (NLS) 

This, one day, course provides clear practical instruction in airway support and the theoretical background to resuscitation of the new-born.

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

The ATLS® course was developed by the American College of Surgeons and has now been adopted in over 30 countries worldwide. In the UK it is run under the auspices of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. It teaches a simple, systematic approach to the management of poly trauma patients.

Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)

This one day course is suitable for any member of staff who wishes to become a first aid provider for their area, which has been risk assessed as low to medium.

First Aid at Work (FAW)

This three day course is suitable for any member of staff who wishes to become a full and comprehensive first aid provider for their area, which has been risk assessed as medium to high.  They must also be able enough to work with a ‘casualty’ on the floor.

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