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  • The student will have observed the assessment and resuscitation of the patient who has suffered a cardio-respiratory arrest, and be able to describe the actions required as defined by the UK Resuscitation Council.
  • They should be familiar with ALS and APLS algorithms and pharmacology.
  • Be able to rapidly assess the collapsed patient in terms of ABC, airway, breathing and circulation and perform basic life support competently as defined by Resuscitation Council (UK): effective chest compressions, airway manoeuvres, bag and mask ventilation.
  • To know the possible reversable causes of cardiorespiratory arrest: the ‘4Hs and 4Ts’.