CSTF Resuscitation - Adult Basic Life Support - Level 2

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    CSTF Resuscitation - Adult Basic Life Support - 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 level 2 CSTF resuscitation (adult basic life support) online course is tailored for healthcare staff, including clinical, non-clinical, unpaid, and voluntary staff, whose roles involve patient-handling activities. It addresses the needs of those looking to advance their competence in safely moving and handling patients within health and social care settings.

    Course content

    This CSTF resuscitation (adult basic life support) level 2 e-learning course is an advanced training module designed to broaden healthcare staff's knowledge and practical skills in adult basic life support. This course offers an in-depth exploration of critical areas vital for immediate and effective response in life-threatening situations.

    National guidelines and local resuscitation policies

    • An exploration of the Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines and how they integrate with local healthcare policies, ensuring participants understand the standards for clinical practice in resuscitation.

    Identifying signs of clinical deterioration

    • Training focuses on early recognition of the warning signs that could precede a cardiorespiratory arrest, such as changes in breathing, consciousness, and skin colouration, to prompt immediate intervention.

    CPR techniques and the safe use of AEDs

    • This course provides detailed instruction on performing high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), including the correct chest compressions and rescue breaths technique. It also covers the operational knowledge of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), emphasising their role in the chain of survival.

    Emergency response protocols for choking

    • Guidance on identifying and responding to choking incidents, providing clear steps for relieving airway obstruction effectively and safely.

    Legal and ethical considerations of resuscitation

    • An overview of consent issues, Do Not Attempt CPR (DNACPR) decisions, and the ethical considerations surrounding resuscitation efforts, helping participants navigate complex situations with confidence and care.

    This course meets UK CSTF, CQC, and healthcare standards, providing essential skills for effective emergency response. Participants will learn to deliver care that is both impactful and compliant with current healthcare guidelines.

        Course aims

        The aims of this level 2 CSTF resuscitation (adult basic life support) online training course are:

        • Enhance healthcare professionals' knowledge and skills in effectively responding to cardiac arrest situations through evidence-based resuscitation techniques, including high-quality CPR and proficient use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).
        • Broaden healthcare staff's awareness of the critical importance of timely and effective resuscitation and understanding the legal and ethical considerations in patient care during cardiac emergencies.

            Learning objectives

            The objectives of this level 2 CSTF resuscitation (adult basic life support) eLearning course are to:

            • Review and understand the national guidelines and local resuscitation policies to ensure consistency and compliance in emergency responses.
            • Identify the early signs of clinical deterioration to address potential cardiac emergencies and improve patient outcomes preemptively.
            • Master CPR techniques, including the delivery of high-quality chest compressions and safe, effective use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to enhance survival rates in cardiac arrest situations.
            • Execute emergency response protocols for choking, ensuring immediate and appropriate care to reduce the risk of further complications.
            • Navigate the legal and ethical considerations related to resuscitation efforts, including consent and do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders, to uphold patient rights and dignity.

                Learning outcomes

                On completion of this CSTF resuscitation (adult basic life support) e-learning course, the learner will be able to:

                • Recognise cardiorespiratory arrest.
                • Know how to summon immediate emergency help in accordance with local protocols.
                • Start CPR using chest compressions.
                • Locate and operate an AED.
                • Understand national guidelines and local resuscitation policies and procedures.
                • Recognise and respond to patients with clinical deterioration or cardiorespiratory arrest, escalating care following local policy.
                • Initiate an appropriate emergency response, which may include managing choking and using the recovery position, in accordance with current Resuscitation Council UK guidelines.
                • Initiate and maintain effective chest compressions in accordance with current Resuscitation Council UK guidelines.
                • Provide basic airway management, i.e., ensure an open airway.
                • Initiate and sustain effective lung ventilation in accordance with current Resuscitation Council UK guidelines.
                • Know how an automated external defibrillator (AED) can be operated safely and appropriately.
                • Understand their individual role and responsibilities in responding to persons in emergencies.
                • Understand their individual responsibilities in reporting and recording details of an emergency event accurately.
                • Understand the importance of undertaking any resuscitation interventions within the limits of their personal capabilities and the context of any previous training received.
                • Know how to apply the local Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Policy/anticipatory care decision within the clinical context.

                  Accreditation and Certification

                  This level 2 CSTF resuscitation (adult basic life support) online training course is externally peer-reviewed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service. Successful completion awards a CPD certificate valid for one year, meeting the standards of Health Trust Europe (HTE), Crown Commercial Services (CCS), and the NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership (CPP), aligning with current legislation, the Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF), and NHS procurement requirements.

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                  Why is the course important?

                  The CSTF resuscitation (adult basic life support) level 2 online course is crucial for healthcare professionals as it provides advanced training in life-saving techniques. Empowering participants to recognise early signs of clinical deterioration, respond effectively to cardiac arrests, and confidently utilise Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) enhances preparedness for emergency scenarios.

                  Covering emergency choking protocols and legal and ethical considerations ensures compliance with standards set by the UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF), CQC, and Care Inspectorates. This alignment guarantees high-quality patient care and safety in critical situations, making the course indispensable for healthcare professionals.

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