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Basic Life Support (BLS) for Adults and Paediatrics – BLS05

Our basic life support for adults and paediatrics training is aimed at those who have a professional or organisational responsibility to regularly update basic life support skills for adults, children and infants.

“The course was perfect as usual! Sarah is a brilliant trainer with great stories. Thanks! 10/10”

ST, Just Training

“Sarah was excellent as always. Explains everything very well, never minds showing us how to do things even when asked to do it again. Acorn’s Training centre is lovely, well heated and provisions are brilliant. This course is excellent and always gives me more confidence. 10/10/”

AM, Brunelcare

1 Day West of England Manual Handling Trainers Annual Update Course
December 2023

Why do our customers choose us?

Acorn Health and Safety FirstAid KitProvided regularly for staff members working with adults and children in a variety of hospital, community and education settings, this course teaches delegates essential lifesaving skills until the arrival of the ambulance service or other appropriate person.  This course can be delivered as a standalone session or integrated into a wider portfolio of training.

Our courses are delivered by knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainers all of whom hold adult teaching qualifications supported by professional qualifications.

They have gained their hands-on basic life support experience from a variety of different backgrounds over many years including nursing, armed forces, emergency services, hospitality, Voluntary Aid Societies, as well as other industry sectors before becoming qualified instructors.

This session can be combined with other resuscitation related courses such as Oxygen Administration and / or Suction training

Teaching 18,000 delegates a year, Acorn Health & Safety offer training to individuals, groups and entire staff teams. We are committed to providing excellent training delivered in a relaxed, yet informative style.

How do we approach basic life support for adults and paediatrics training?

Our course programme employs a variety of teaching techniques to meet the needs of individual delegates and includes the following when responding to adults, children and infants:

  • Recognising a casualty in a critical condition
  • The unconscious casualty
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Management of a choking casualty
  • Use of pocket masks and face shields
  • Safety considerations
  • AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Pad positioning
  • Practical use of AED 
  • Combining AED use with CPR

Owing to the practical nature of this course a basic level of general fitness is required.  Delegates must be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the course outline. Should you have any questions relating to the accessibility of this course please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

This course is of 3 1/2 hours duration.

What should you expect from Acorn Health & Safety?

We’ll provide delegates with a variety of printed course materials including workbooks and handouts.  On successful completion of this course delegates will receive a printed course certificate.

Post course our team of consultants and trainers are available to answer any questions you might have. You’ll also receive an automatic reminder prior to course expiry.

Our ‘basic life support for adults and paediatric’ course is just one of over 60 courses we offer.  Acorn Health & Safety provides training and consultancy in first aid, fire safety, food safety, manual handling, healthcare training and health and safety.

We can provide a wide variety of accredited or tailor-made courses, these can be ‘in-house’ or ‘open’ programmes.

Our ‘in-house’ course programmes are the most cost effective option if you’ve a number of staff requiring training, and in many cases can be adapted to include reference to local policy, practice and documentation.  These courses can be delivered either at any suitable venue or you can hire our purpose-built training centre located in Warmley, Bristol, whichever is best suited to your needs.

We also run a rolling programme of ‘open courses’ which are particularly suited for individuals, organisations that only have a few delegates or those looking to release small groups of staff at a time.

Please contact us to discuss all of your training needs so we can advise the most suitable and cost effective solution.

For other courses, relevant to your industry or sector please see our industry information page. Alternatively we have found that people attending this course also attend:

Not every course can be 'off the shelf'.

Our tailored health and safety training is aimed at meeting the needs of customers who have specific subjects to be covered within their health and safety staff training.

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Aimed at businesses and individuals requiring specific training or those with only a few members of staff to train our open courses run regularly throughout the year and cover a variety of different subjects.

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