Resuscitation Council (UK) logo

* Immediate Life Support Provider Course
      General information




The ILS course has been developed in order to standardise much of the in-hospital training undertaken already by Resuscitation Officers. Its aim is to train healthcare personnel in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, simple airway management and safe defibrillation (manual and/or AED), enabling them to manage patients in cardiac arrest until arrival of a cardiac arrest team and to participate as members of that team.

Pre-course preparation
The course is run over one day and consists of lectures and practical stations. The manual is forwarded two weeks before the start of the course and the candidate is advised to study this thoroughly. Assessment on the course is continuous in nature and copies of the assessment forms should be forwarded to the candidate with their manual.

These cover the following subjects:
     Causes and prevention of cardiorespiratory arrest
     The ALS algorithm

Practical Stations
     The ABCDE approach
     Initial resuscitation and defibrillation
     Airway (with optional LMA)
     Targeted training

There is one CASTeach demonstration. Emphasis is placed on managing patients until the arrival of the cardiac arrest team and on participating as members of that team.



Page last updated 1 December 2010

Skip to top