First Aid and Basic Life Support Theory - eLearning

This course is suitable for all staff working in the care sector. The programme complies with the Resuscitation Council (UK) Guidelines 2010.


The aim of this course is to provide the candidates with the under-pinning knowledge and practical skills to manage an emergency situation.

£2.95 + VAT


By the end of this unit you will be able to:

  • Describe what Basic Life Support is
  • Outline different types of emergency situations
  • Explain how to survey the scene and communicate key information
  • Explain why early intervention is necessary
  • Undertake the Primary Survey
  • Explain and demonstrate how to check Airway and Breathing
  • Demonstrate how to put a casualty into the Recovery Position
  • Identify and monitor Vital Signs
  • Explain the principles of CPR
  • Describe the importance of the Chain of Survival
  • Understand how to carry out Chest Compressions
  • Understand how to carry out Rescue Breaths
  • Identify best practice relating to hygiene
  • Understand the principles of, how to recognise and treat the following emergency conditions:
    1. Choking
    2. Heart Attack
    3. Stroke
    4. Anaphylaxis


This course covers the following Emergency Aid Procedures:


  • Managing an incident, including the primary survey
  • Theory and practice of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • The unconscious casualty and the recovery position
  • Recognition and practical techniques related to a choking casualty