The UK Resuscitation Council's 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.

Who is this course suitable for?

The ILS course is suitable for doctors, medical students, nurses, nursing students, occupational therapists and physiotherapists who work in inpatient wards or community Walk In Centres 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 using an AED and simple airway manoeuvres
  • utilise non-technical skills to facilitate initial leadership and effective team membership