Resuscitation - Level 2 - Paediatric Basic Life Support

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Delivery Method: eLearning

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Understand your role and responsibility in a practical interactive course looking at emergency response and interventions in basic life support for children.


This course builds on level 1 to provide training specifically related to paediatric resuscitation (ages 1 year to 16 years). Interactive learning helps learners understand both legal and practical knowledge on policy, emergency response, chest compressions, airway management, and the use of lung ventilations and AEDs. Underlying all this knowledge is the importance of the individual’s roles and responsibilities in their response.

Course content
  • Introduction
  • Effective CPR
  • Resuscitation and your role

Learning objectives
  • Identify the signs of clinical deterioration in children
  • Discuss how to respond where cardiac arrest is suspected in a child
  • Describe basic airway management
  • Describe how to initiate and maintain effective rescue breaths/lung ventilations
  • Describe how to initiate and maintain effective chest compressions
  • Describe the appropriate emergency response for choking in children
  • Explain what DNACPR is and it’s importance
  • Explain why someone might have a DNACPR in place and describe the decisions around DNACPR for children
  • Explain the importance of undertaking resuscitation interventions within the limits of your personal capabilities and training
  • Identify your individual role and responsibilities in emergency situations
  • Explain how to report and record details of an emergency event accurately
Who is this course for?

Any clinical or non-clinical staff working specifically with children (ages 1-16 years)


Learning progress and test results can be tracked by managers for internal development and learners can keep a certificate of completion for CPD

Accreditations & Endorsements

Created with the kind contribution of the following experts:

  • Alan Howe – Patient Safety, Quality Clinical Skills and Resuscitation Lead
  • Monty Wild – First Aid Trainer, Red Cross
  • Zoe Farley – Paramedic and Nurse Practitioner

The 2020 course review was kindly carried out by:

  • Helen Harland - Nurse and Intermediate Life Support Instructor, SME Charles Bloe Training
Core Skills Framework

This course meets the requirements of Resuscitation Level 2 - Paediatrics of the framework


2 hours 20 mins approx.


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