Care Certificate Standard 12 - Basic Life Support

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    Care Certificate Standard 12 - Basic Life Support | Online Training Course | CPDUK Accredited

    Course Duration

    2 hours

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    2 hours


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    Who is the course for?

    This Care Certificate Standard 12 online course is designed for healthcare support workers, adult social care workers, and non-clinical staff such as porters, cooks, and drivers. It is vital for new staff undergoing induction and equally beneficial for existing staff seeking to enhance their emergency response skills in NHS facilities, residential homes, nursing homes, and community care environments.

    Course content

    This Care Certificate Standard 12 online course is divided into the following sections:


    • This section introduces learners to the basic concepts of life support, the importance of timely intervention, and the course's objectives.

    Cardiac arrest facts and statistics

    • This section presents up-to-date statistics on the incidence of cardiac arrest in various environments, survival rates, and the critical importance of immediate and effective response.

    Definitions and abbreviations in basic life support

    • This section clarifies the key terms and abbreviations used throughout the course, ensuring that all learners understand the terminology relevant to basic life support.

    Why are CPR and defibrillation necessary?

    • Discusses the physiological reasons behind the necessity of CPR and defibrillation, including the impact on survival rates when performed correctly and promptly.

    CPR techniques for laypeople and first aiders

    • Detailed instructions on how to perform CPR correctly, including the depth and rate of compressions, ventilation techniques, and safety measures to protect the rescuer and the victim.

    Performing CPR

    • This section offers step-by-step practical guidance on performing CPR in different scenarios, including video content demonstrating how to effectively handle adults, children, and infants.

    Summary and end-of-course assessment

    • Summarises the key points covered in the course and assesses the learner’s understanding and readiness to apply basic life support techniques through a series of questions and practical assessments.

    This structure ensures that participants learn the theoretical aspects of basic life support and gain confidence in effectively applying these life-saving techniques.

    Course aims

    The aims of this Care Certificate Standard 12 eLearning course are to:

    • Recognise when a victim's heart has stopped.

    • Appreciate the importance of basic life support in saving lives.

    • Understand the relevant legislation and regulations related to applying basic life support.

    Learning objectives

    This Care Certificate Standard 12 eLearning course will:

    • Identify cardiac arrest

      • Recognise when someone's heart has stopped and understand the immediate steps to take.

    • Immediate help

      • Explain the best ways to alert emergency services swiftly.

    • Perform CPR

      • Demonstrate how to effectively perform chest compressions and ventilations on adults, including the correct depth and rhythm.

    • Manage choking

      • Detail the procedures to assist an adult who is choking.

    • Recognise heart attack symptoms

      • Identify the signs of a heart attack and describe the necessary responses to support the victim until help arrives.

    • Comprehensive BLS steps

      • Outline the complete sequence of actions required in basic life support, from assessment to the application of techniques.

    Learning outcomes

    On completion of this Care Certificate Standard 12 online training course, you will be able to:

    • Cardiac arrest response

      • Effectively identify a cardiac arrest victim and immediately begin cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

    • Emergency procedures

      • Articulate the steps to summon emergency help promptly and correctly using an automated external defibrillator (AED).

    • Choking emergencies

      • Manage choking incidents in adults, applying appropriate first aid techniques to alleviate the condition.

    • Chain of survival

      • Understand and describe the five links in the adult out-of-hospital Chain of Survival, recognising the responder's role in this critical process.

    • Comprehensive CPR application

      • Demonstrate proficiency in performing CPR on adults, ensuring the correct technique, depth, and rate of compressions to maximise the chances of survival.

    These outcomes align with the legislative and regulatory requirements set out by Skills for Care and the Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF), ensuring learners are prepared to meet the demands of health and social care settings regarding basic life support.

    Accreditation and Certification

    This online Care Certificate Standard 12 training course is externally peer-reviewed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service. It complies with the requirements of Skills for Care and the Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF), meeting legislative and regulatory standards for health and social care settings. Successful completion grants a CPD certificate, confirming adherence to these high standards for the theory element of this standard.

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    Why is the course important?

    The care certificate standard 12 - basic life support provides learners with the knowledge and skills to respond effectively in life-threatening situations. This includes learning to perform CPR, use automated external defibrillators (AEDs), and administer first aid. Learners become equipped to provide immediate assistance in emergencies, potentially saving lives and reducing the impact of injuries or medical emergencies.

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