Basic Life Support (Adult Resuscitation) for Homecare - Level 2

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    Basic Life Support (Adult Resuscitation) for Homecare - Level 2 - Online Training Course | CPDUK Accredited

    Course Duration

    120 minutes

    CPD Hours

    2 hours


    CPD Certification Service


    CPD Certificate

    Certificate Validity

    1 year

    Who is the course for?

    This basic life support (adult resuscitation) for homecare online course is intended for domiciliary care workers working in community care settings.

    Course content

    This online basic life support (adult resuscitation) course for homecare covers the following:


    • Overview of basic life support requirements and the chain of survival.

    Legislation, regulations and guidance: 

    • Key legal frameworks and guidelines influencing practice.

    The chain of survival:

    • Detailed exploration of the steps critical to improving survival rates.

    Resuscitation of individuals with COVID-19: 

    • Specific procedures during the pandemic.

    CPR in the Community: 

    • Contextual adaptations of CPR techniques.

    Automated external defibrillators (AEDs):

    • Usage in emergencies.

    Choking in an adult: 

    • Response techniques.


    • Emergency response to severe allergic reactions.

    Modifications for children and babies:

    • Tailored approaches for younger patients.

    DNACPR Order:

    • Understanding and application in practice.

    Advanced life support algorithm:

    • Comprehensive guidelines for complex scenarios.

    Summary, references, and resources:

    • Recap and additional reading.

    End of module assessment: 

    • Knowledge check to ensure competency.

        Course aims

        The aims of this online resuscitation (adult basic life support) course for domiciliary care course are to:

        • Provide sufficient knowledge and skills to enable you to recognise and respond to signs of clinical deterioration.
        • Promote awareness and understanding of the needs and care of the deteriorating service user.
        • Provide a clear understanding of the legislation and the current Resuscitation Council (UK) guidance regarding basic life support.

              Learning objectives

              This resuscitation (adult basic life support) course for homecare e-learning course will:

              • Explain the national guidelines and local resuscitation policies and procedures.
              • Establish the signs of clinical deterioration in adults.
              • Discuss how to operate an automated external defibrillator (AED).
              • Review the principles of DNACPR.
              • Present how to report and record details of an emergency.

                    Learning outcomes

                    Upon completing this online resuscitation (adult basic life support) course for domiciliary course, learners will be equipped to:

                    • Identify national guidelines and local resuscitation policies and procedures.
                    • Recognise and respond to service users with clinical deterioration or cardiorespiratory arrest, escalating care in accordance with local policy.
                    • Initiate an appropriate emergency response, which may include choking management and the use of the recovery position, all in accordance with current Resuscitation Council UK guidelines.
                    • Demonstrate effective chest compressions following the current Resuscitation Council UK guidelines.
                    • Justify basic airway management to ensure an open airway.
                    • Initiate and maintain effective lung ventilation in accordance with current Resuscitation Council UK guidelines.
                    • Demonstrate how an automated external defibrillator (AED) can be operated safely and appropriately.
                    • State your role and responsibilities in responding to individuals in emergencies.
                    • Explain your responsibilities in accurately reporting and recording details of an emergency event.
                    • Explain the importance of undertaking resuscitation interventions within the limits of your capabilities and the context of any previous training.
                    • Describe how you should apply the local Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Policy or anticipatory care decision within a homecare context.

                    Accreditation and Certification

                    This CPD-accredited basic life support e-learning course for homecare is externally peer-reviewed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service. Upon completion, participants will earn a CPD Certificate valid for one year.

                    The course meets comprehensive compliance requirements set by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Regulatory and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) and Care Inspectorates (Wales and Scotland), Skills for Care Core and Mandatory Training Framework and the UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) and other UK health and social care regulatory bodies.

                    Course demo (video)

                    Why is the course important?

                    Basic life support skills are vital for homecare staff, enabling them to provide immediate care in emergencies and potentially save lives. This training ensures that staff are competent and confident in responding to emergencies fulfilling professional responsibilities and regulatory requirements.

                    This course's educational content adheres to the UK CSTF recommendations and is designed to meet the learning requirements for homecare environments as set forth by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Care Inspectorates, and other regulatory bodies in the UK.

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