The IMMEDIATE LIFE SUPPORT COURSE (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.
The Resuscitation Council (UK) IMMEDIATE LIFE SUPPORT COURSE ILS COURSE was launched in 2007. It was developed in response to a demand from healthcare professionals who may have to act as first responders and treat patients in cardiac arrest until the arrival of a cardiac arrest team.
Each year, on average, 11,000 courses are held and 92,000 healthcare professionals are trained.
The ILS course is suitable for doctors, medical students, nurses, nursing students, midwives, healthcare providers such as physiotherapists, dentist and ambulance technicians. It may also be suitable for fire service technicians, police personnel and prison officers.
The ILS course teaches the knowledge and skills to:
•Identify the causes and promote the prevention of cardiopulmonary arrest;
•Recognise and treat the deteriorating patient using the ABCDE approach;
•Undertake the skills of quality CPR and defibrillation (manual and /or AED) and simple airway manoeuvres;
•Utilise non-technical skills to facilitate initial leadership and effective team membership
Causes and prevention of cardio-respiratory arrest
The ALS algorithm
The ABCDE approach
Initial resuscitation and defibrillation
Airway (with optional LMA)
Optional targeted training
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