Moving & Handling / Basic Life Support


Aimed at nurses, carers, support workers and other healthcare staff. This is an excellent opportunity to update your basic life support and moving and handling (of people) knowledge and skills.

What you will learn

Learning outcomes include:

Basic Life Support:

The content is based on the current Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines
Understand basic life support requirements in adults and paediatrics.
Understand the principles that underpin basic life support in adults and paediatrics.
Know the circumstances under which resuscitation is performed.
Know the importance of early intervention.
Be aware of the different types of cardiopulmonary arrest.
Be aware of how to manage a choking patient in line with current national guidelines.
Be aware of the steps to take in order to place a patient in the recovery position.
Know the role of an automated external defibrillation
Know how to operate of an automated external defibrillator (AED) safely
May 2020: Courses include adaptations to CPR as recommend by the Resuscitation Council (UK) for COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Moving and handling of people

Understand the principles of safe moving and handling.
Knowledge of legislation surrounding moving and handling.
Review postural analysis tools to assist with risk assessment.
Understand the link between moving and handling, infection control and tissue viability.
Demonstrate a proficient skills level of a key selection of moving and handling techniques relating to your own work setting including: the safe use of mechanical patient hoists and related sling application; the safe use of slide sheets and the sit to stand transfer (trainer only for webinars)
Course content includes:
Basic Life Support:
The role of a first aider.
How to maintain a safe environment.
Perform primary and secondary survey.
Summon help where appropriate.
Assess a collapsed patient.
Demonstrate actions for choking emergencies (trainer only for webinars).
Place someone in the recovery position.
Effectively demonstrate Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in adults and paediatrics (trainer only for webinars).
The role of an automated external defibrillation
The safe operation of an automated external defibrillator
Demonstrate actions for choking emergencies (trainer only for webinars).
Moving and handling people
The principles of safe moving and handling of people.
Legislation relating to moving and handling – Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and Manual Handling Operations Regulations (MHOR) 1992.
Current guidance on safe practice.
‘Bad practices’.
Spinal mechanics and back care.
Risk assessment.
Safe load management.
Applying principles to lifting, lowering, pulling & pushing, carrying and supporting.

Further information

Charles Bloe Training
Charles Bloe Training
3 Hours
Scheduled dates
Course type:
Virtual delivery

Contact Information

Charles Bloe Training

EH44 6JT