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As experienced Health Care professionals we at Resus Tree understand the requirement to provide safe and effective care to patients at all times, especially during times of emergency.

As Advanced Life Support instructors our resuscitation courses ensure you receive current evidence based information and skills that serve to increase your confidence when caring for a patient who may be deteriorating or not breathing normally. 


Immediate Life Support (ILS) 

The Resuscitation Council (UK) Immediate Life Support (ILS) course 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 or ambulance crew.

Who is this course suitable for? 

The ILS course is suitable for Doctors, Dental professionals, Nurses, Midwives, Operating Department Practitioners, Paramedics, Medical students, Nursing and ODP students (Final year) and other registered Healthcare Professionals. 

Resus Tree ILS courses are approved and certified by the Resuscitation Council (UK), ensuring a uniformity of content and standard. The ILS course is run over one day and the course programme consists of one lecture, skill stations and cardiac arrest simulations 

Learning outcomes 

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

Assessment and certification

Assessment is continuous and successful candidates receive a Resuscitation Council (UK) ILS provider certificate, which is valid for one year.


Dental Professionals: This ILS course meets the requirements for GDC's development outcomes C. 7.5 hours of CPD are awarded.

Doctors: 5 CPD credits can be claimed 

Nurses and Midwives: 7 CPD participatory hours can be claimed


Basic Life Support (BLS) and AED for Healthcare professionals

Out of hospital, most sudden cardiac death victims have a history of heart disease and warning symptoms, most commonly chest pain, in the hour before cardiac arrest

In Hospital, many patients who experience a cardiac arrest often show signs of deterioration prior to collapse.

Being able to recognise deteriorating patients and respond appropriately is vitally important in improving the overall chance of patient survival of a cardiac arrest. 

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for any individual who works within a Healthcare setting.

For Dental professionals, a targeted training element is included which aims to explore some of the Medical Emergency topics identified within the British National Formulary. 

Learning Outcomes

The 3 hour course is delivered by Healthcare professionals who hold a Resuscitation Council UK Advanced Life Support instructor certificate. This ensures the course content is fully compliant with current Resus Council guidelines and the learning outcomes are aligned to the Level 2 Core Training and Skills Framework. 

The content is delivered around the elements of the Chain of Survival (RCUK, 2015) and includes:

  • Early recognition of deterioration

  • CPR

  • Use of an Automated External Defibrillator

  • Anaphylaxis awareness

  • Choking

  • Adult and paediatric guidelines 

Assessment and certification

The course is interactive and a variety of assessment methods are used including self assessment and peer assessment strategies.


Certificates are issued by Resus Tree Ltd and are valid for 12 months from date of training. 


Resus Tree can deliver this course at your place of work. Please get in touch to discuss how we can help.  

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