The agreement made for the academic year 2017-2018 between the Italian Resuscitation Council and the University of Bologna, School of Medicine and Surgery, has made possible the organization of the Clinical Clerkship in Basic Life Support, Defibrillation (use of an AED) and Quality CPR (feedback based real-time interface).
Basic life support and use of an AED is the first level of care for a person in cardiac arrest. Learning to perform basic life support and to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) is an interactive process that requires both knowledge and skills.
This course includes training in how to use an AED when one is available. If there is no AED available, call for help (112) and start BLS until professional help arrives.
The quality CPR pre and post course assessment will help you understand the importance of a well performed CPR and will allow you to follow your apprentice and skill retention rate.
University of Bologna – School of Medicine and Surgery
Italian Resuscitation Headquaters, Via della Croce Coperta 11 – 40128 Bologna
Basic Life Support, Defibrillation and Quality CPR – Overall Programme
Plenary session (University of Bologna)
6th March 2018 (14-16)
MCQ ERC 30 minute (knowledge evaluation) – BLS standard MCQ
Cardiac arrest: definition, epidemiology, pathophysiology – Giuseppe Ristagno
CardioPulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation – Federico Semeraro
7th March 2018 (14-16)
Choking and Foreign Body Airway Obstruction – Andrea Scapigliati
The chain of survival and cardiac arrest awareness – Federico Semeraro
9th March 2018 (14-15)
Cardiac arrest in special circumstances – Federico Semeraro
12th (9-11, 11-13) and 13th (9-11) March 2018 – Initial Quality-CPR session (IRC Headquarter)
Initial assessment of baseline performance about chest compression rate, chest compression depth and ventilation.
14th, 15th and 16th March 2018 (13-18:30) – BLS ERC-IRC course
19th March 2018 (14-16) and 20th March 2018 (14-16 and 16-18) – Post-course Quality-CPR session (IRC HQ)
Post course assessment of performance about chest compression rate, chest compression depth and ventilation.
4th-5th-6th June 2018 (14-17) – Skill retention evaluation Quality-CPR session (IRC HQ)
Post course retention of performance about chest compression rate, chest compression depth and ventilation.
ERC BLS course (international), IRC BLS-D course (national)