The Immediate Life Support course is a multidisciplinary 1-day course which provides the essential knowledge and skills that are important in the initial phase of treating a critically ill patient who needs resuscitation.It provides training in more diagnostic skills than the BLS course and expands core knowledge and teaches airway management skills, ECG recognition and rapid, safe defibrillation, using an AED or a manual defibrillator. The concept follows closely that of the ALS course, but focuses only on the core knowledge and skills appropriate for most healthcare providers. The course aims to be the first-line resuscitation course for healthcare professionals. (Source: https://www.erc.edu/courses/immediate-life-support)
This course will teach participants how to take charge in a critical situation, the order in which certain steps have to be taken and how to perform each one. And then – they practice, practice, practice, with professional guidance and commentary.