CPD modules

Preparation and use of resuscitation equipment to assess and treat children in emergency situations

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 01 hr
  • Last updated: 2016
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This learning module uses the (A) Airway, (B) Breathing and (C) Circulation approach to assessment to provide an overview of the equipment used in resuscitation attempts involving children. It emphasises that a working knowledge of the resuscitation equipment used in emergency situations is fundamental to checking and preparing it. The module is aimed at students and newly qualified nurses, but more experienced nurses can use it for revision too.


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

Angela Lee, At the time of writing was lecturer in children’s and young people’s nursing, University of Salford.
Elizabeth Charnock, Lecturer in children’s and young people’s nursing, University of Salford.
Amanda Miller, Lecturer in children’s and young people’s nursing, University of Salford.

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