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What is Basic Life Support (BLS)?

Basic Life Support describes a set of basic life saving first aid techniques. The Resuscitation Council (UK) produces a set of guidelines for first aiders to administer Basic Life Support which will cover:

  • Safe management of an incident
  • Dealing with an unresponsive breathing casualty (recovery position)
  • Dealing with an unresponsive non-breathing casualty (CPR & Chain of survival)
  • Dealing with a choking casualty both mild and severe (back slaps & abdominal thrusts)
  • Using an Automated External Defibrillator if one is available

All React First, first aid courses cover these basic life support (BLS) techniques as per the current UK Resusciation Council guidelines.

Have a look at out What is CPR? tip to learn more about this well-known, life-saving first aid treatment, for cardiac arrest.

Our short (4hr) BLS and AED course is popular for those needed a basic first aid course, who want to learn how to use an AED or who requrie a CPR certificate. We runa programme of open courses for individuals to attend in Central London or we can send a trainer to your premises to run on-site training for your company.

Adult Basic Life Support (BLS) Sequence - UK Resus Council


[Ref: UK Resuscitation Council Adult BLS Guidelines]

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