Adult Basic Life Support & Use of an AED


In this Adult BLS & AED training course we cover all the relevant topics as per the Resus Council UK. We also give you practical or theory only assessment options. You will require equipment for the video assessment option.

**See below for full course details**

   CPD Hours – 2




In this Adult Basic Life Support training courses with Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) we cover all the relevant adult BLS topics as per the Resus Council UK. We also give you two assessment options; one practical and the other theory only.

You will need access to an adult resus manikin for the video assessment option.

Who is this adult BLS course suitable for?

This course is suitable for anyone working in primary care settings such as GP practices and pharmacies. It is also suitable for staff working in any community settings with children or infants.

Based on Resuscitation Council (UK) recommends, all staff in care organisations should undertake training on how to deliver effective resuscitation with the use of an AED. For clinical staff these guidelines recommended that you update your Adult BLS training at least annually, with a practical element and assessment.

What’s included in this Adult BLS training course?

This innovative course developed by Health Academy is compliant with the Resuscitation Council (UK). It also has the added benefit that you can complete it in your own working environment.

Topics covered:

  • Responsibilities and reporting
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Using the DR ABC approach to assessment of the casualty
  • Adult BLS Resuscitation
  • AED functions
  • Defibrillation procedures
  • Safety measures
  • Infection control
Theory only option – £19

Select this option if you don’t require to be assessed on the practical aspects of delivering Adult CPR. Firstly complete all the course lessons and then pass the written multiple choice question assessment (MCQ) to receive your certificate.

Image showing BLS video assessment explainer diagram

Video assessment option (requires equipment) – £35

Stage 1 –  Firstly complete our interactive video based course.

Stage 2 – Then film your-self completing CPR cycles on a resus manikin and upload it to Health Academy for assessment.

So what’s not included?

Paediatric BLS is not included in this course. However, see here for more BLS courses

In addition, Health Academy do not provide the Adult basic life support training resus manikins. We can, however, recommend suppliers for this. 



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Assessment method

Practical video assessment (equipment required), Theory only with written assessment


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