Our "Promoting Best Practice in Basic Life Support Instruction" course is designed for healthcare professionals, educators, and individuals interested in becoming proficient in teaching basic life support (BLS) techniques effectively. This course aims to equip participants with the knowledge, skills, and strategies required to provide high-quality BLS instruction and promote best practices in life-saving interventions. Our course is flexible, being suited to all people within healthcare professions as well as anyone who wants to teach potentially life-saving skills. The ability to train others in these best practices can not only help develop a career in care or nursing, but further the careers of others.
- By the end of the course, participants will be able to teach and assess in the workplace the following course outcomes:
- Assess the situation and circumstances to act safely, promptly, and effectively in an emergency (Primary Survey).
- Administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (Recovery Position).
- Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use an automated external defibrillator (CPR/AED.
- Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking.
- Understand the importance of BLS instruction: Recognise the critical role of BLS in saving lives and the impact of effective teaching on bystander response and patient outcomes.
- Learn the principles of adult learning: Familiarise yourself with adult learning theories and teaching methodologies to create engaging and effective instructional sessions.
- Acquire comprehensive BLS knowledge: Develop a deep understanding of BLS techniques, including high-quality CPR, chest compressions, rescue breathing, and AED usage.
- Master instructional techniques: Learn effective communication strategies, demonstration skills, and feedback methods to facilitate successful learning among trainees.
- Understand BLS algorithms: Gain proficiency in explaining and teaching the sequential steps of BLS algorithms, adapting them to different scenarios and age groups.
- Develop scenario-based training: Learn to create realistic scenarios that mimic real-life emergencies, enabling trainees to practice BLS skills in context.
- Address ethical considerations: Explore ethical issues related to teaching BLS, maintaining patient dignity, and promoting a culture of confidence and competence.
- Assess learner competence: Develop assessment methods to evaluate trainees' understanding and practical skills, ensuring they can perform BLS effectively.
Assessment and Certification:
Participants will undergo practical teaching assessments, written assessments, and role-playing scenarios to evaluate their ability to instruct BLS effectively. Successful completion will lead to a certification of achievement in "Promoting Best Practice in Basic Life Support Instruction."