Practical skills

How to perform basic life support

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 01 hr
  • Last updated: 2020
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This practical learning module is aimed at helping practitioners refresh their knowledge of basic life support (BLS) supplementary to annual mandatory training. It offers a step-by-step approach to BLS based on Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines. Breathing and circulation, basic airway manoeuvres, chest compressions and ventilations are discussed.

Disclaimer

Please note that information provided by RCNi Learning is not sufficient to ensure competence in the skill. Assessment of competence should take place in line with local practice. Practice should always align with local protocols and procedures, latest guidelines and any regulatory code. All modules should currently be viewed together with available national and local Covid-19 guidelines. For advice, go to www.rcn.org.uk/covid-19/rcn-position

Melanie Rushton, Lecturer, School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences, University of Salford, Salford, England.
Mike Barker, Lecturer, School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences, University of Salford, Salford, England.


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