Basic life support

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About the course

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After completing this module you should be able to:

  • Explain the importance of basic life support
  • Describe the Resuscitation Council (UK) basic life support guidelines 2010
  • Perform basic life support more effectively in an emergency situation.
  • This module is based on paramedic practice
  • This module forms part of a pre-hospital care programme that has been developed for paramedics and other first response practitioners, and is based on paramedic practice.

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