Emergency life support (adult)

This course deals with serious conditions and incidents. It is ideal if you would like to be trained in CPR skills and know what to do when initially faced with an emergency.

Who should attend?

This course is for members of the public who want to learn how to deal with accidents and injuries involving an adult.

St John Ambulance welcomes young people from the age of 12 onto all our community first aid courses. If under the age of 16, you must attend with a responsible adult member of the family or guardian (two young people per adult).

What you will learn?

The course covers emergency life support techniques, which deal only with an adult casualty.

Course content

  • Communication and casualty care.
  • Managing an incident.
  • Looking after yourself and the casualty
  • Adult resuscitation.
  • Treatment of choking in adults
  • Treatment of severe bleeding and chest pains
  • Treatment of an unresponsive casualty.

Course duration

Three hours.

Assessment and certification

Continuous assessment by trainer.

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