Life Support Syllabus
 

There are three lifesupport awards with higher levels requiring knowledge of more techniques and higher levels of competance. The awards are not sequential so you can take a life support III straight off if you want.

  1. Test 1
    This is a demonstration on a live simulated casualty of the correct diagnosis and initial stages of treatment for a person who seems to be unsconcious and not breathing, following a rescue from water. It will include simulated rescue breathing, action for vomiting and the recovery position.
  2. Test 2
    This is a demonstation on an approved adult manikin of the assement of a casualty who seems to be unconscious and not breathing, followed by a three minute sequence of cardiopulmonary resusitation (CPR) using the techniques appropriate for a single rescuer.
  3. Test 3
    This is a demonstation on an approved adult manikin of the techniques of cardiopulmonary resusitation (CPR). Co-operating with a trained assisstant demonstrate two person CPR for three minutes.
  4. Test 4
    This is a demonstation on an approved child manikin of the assessment of a child casualty who seems to be unconscious and not breathing, followed by a three minute sequence of cardiopulmonary resusitation (CPR).
  5. Test 5
    This is a demonstation on an approved baby manikin of the assment of a baby casualty who seems to be unconscious and not breathing, followed by a three minute sequence of cardiopulmonary resusitation (CPR).
  6. Test 6
    Using initiative, demonstrate the diagnosis and treatment of two casualties using the skills and knowledge contained in the Life Support 3 syllabus.
  7. Test 7
    Answer 4-6 (LS1)/6-8 (LS2)/7-10 (LS3) questions on the following topics:
    • Basic life support sequence
    • Differences in basic life support for adults, children and babies
    • Choking
    • Bleeding
    • Shock
    • Hypothermia (LS2/3)
    • Drowning (LS2/3)

The standards to be shown are competence (LS1), proficiency (LS2) and exellence (LS3).