Immediate Life Support (eILS) (In-House Only) – 078
8 (Minimum 3)
All hospital based band 5 nurses and above, In-House Doctors, medical students, core Midwives, ANPs, dental staff, ED HCSW
Clinical Skills Room, Education Centre, DGRI or Clinical Skills Room Waverly Medical Centre, Stranraer
4 hour sessions
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The eILS course has around 4 hours of pre-course learning from the manual and online.
On the day the course programme consists of lectures, skill stations and cardiac arrest simulations. Teaching 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
The manual is sent to candidates two weeks before the start of the course. Candidates are expected to have prepared for the course by reading the manual.
Assessment and Certification
Assessment is continuous and is guided by the assessment forms provided for each core skill (e.g. initial resuscitation and assessment, and airway management). Successful candidates receive a Resuscitation Council (UK) ILS provider certificate, which is valid for two years.