Solent Medical Skills | Pre-Hospital Medical Training

Basic Life Support, AED and Management of Anaphylaxis

QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis (QCF) 3 hour course

Basic Life Support, AED and Management of Anaphylaxis (3 hour) course This course is ideal as a GP/Dental surgery annual staff refresher. We realise that busy practices may have difficulty standing down staff for 3 hours, so we can split this course into 2 or 3 days (additional £50 total per extra day attending). Most surgeries have historically done a one hour refresher and whilst this is not illegal, the risk falls on the employer if, after an incident equipment is deemed inadequate or staff are shown to have been poorly trained.    £29 per person (assuming a minimum of 9 attendees), £261 for a group of 12 Smaller groups, please ring for a quote. AED refresher/training If you need AED training, we can supply an accredited stand alone 3 hour course (details in next paragraph) or a 1.5 hour accredited bolt on if done with the Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis course. Alternatively, we can do a short basic non accredited AED refresher at the same time as the Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis course for no extra charge if there are 6+ learners (£10.00 per head if less than 6). Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are now common in public buildings, workplaces and community spaces. A casualty’s survival rate will dramatically increase if an appropriately trained person is on hand to use the AED. Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is widely recognised as a key technique improving the survival chances of someone suffering cardiac arrest. High quality training boosts skills and confidence, greatly increasing the likelihood that someone will provide effective CPR when it’s needed. Through this practical course, attendees will get hands-on practice in performing CPR and using an AED, increasing their ability to use one competently and with confidence in a genuine emergency. Attendees who successfully complete the course attain a Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (QCF), a nationally recognised Qualsafe-accredited qualification. The course meets the requirements for resuscitation training for clinical settings such as GP surgeries. Content includes:


  • Recognising cardiac arrest
  • The chain of survival
  • Understanding the heart
  • Heart attacks, angina and strokes
  • Performing CPR
  • Child and baby CPR
  • Hygiene during CPR
  • Using an AED
  • Communicating in an emergency situation
  • Safety considerations
  • Choking: adult, child and baby
  • The recovery position
  • Chest compressions-only resuscitation


Great value training from Solent Medical Skills

All per person course fees are for open courses at our Southampton training centre, or for a minimum group size of 4 delivered at your mainland premises within a 20 mile radius. If you have a group of 10-12 people, you only pay for 9! If your premises are further away, contact us for a quotation including additional travel. Less than 4 people? Book a place on one of our open courses.

Thinking of a career change to pre-hospital medicine? Have a look at our First response Emergency Care (FREC) courses here:  FREC

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