Barts and The London, School of Medicine and Dentistry


Year 5 : Immediate Life Support (ILS)

Teaching Material for this Module


The ILS course revises 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

Certification is by The Resuscitation Council (UK) and is dependent upon successful completion of all skills workshops on a continuous assessment basis, and is valid for twelve months.

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