Training & Development

Our Courses

Our Training and Development team provide the highest quality training courses that will enable you to answer these questions yourself. Using fully qualified, experienced paramedic instructors, the Cornwall Ambulance Service ‘TAD’ team are able to deliver a wide range of formal courses, as well as bespoke options for smaller organisations or individuals.

Basic Life Support (BLS) and Automatic External Defibrillation (AED)

Taught by tutors who have resuscitated patients on land, at sea and in the air

ILS

Taught by skilled tutors who have experience in delivering Intermediate and Advanced Life Support to patients

Anaphylaxis

Training to administer emergency treatment for anyone suffering an anaphylactic reaction

Handling and Movement

Legal and regulatory aspects, risk assessment and practical aspects of safe patient handling.

Verification of Death

A course that meets the Coroner’s guidelines and provides the theory, legal and regulatory aspects of verifying death alongside the practical aspects of undertaking this process.

Medical Gases – Oxygen

The course is for candidates who may need to deliver oxygen therapy as part of their first aid.

Medical Gases – Entonox

Training in the use of Entonox for pain management until the arrival of Emergency Medical Services.

Basic Life Support (BLS) and Automatic External Defibrillation (AED)

Basic Life Support (BLS) and Automatic External Defibrillation (AED)

Course Details
This is perhaps the most important course we deliver. Taught by tutors who have resuscitated patients on land, at sea and in the air – completion of this course will provide the candidate with the most important skills that are proven to save a life. This certificated course is 2 hours in duration, delivered at our training centre or at your location (subject to a minimum number of delegates). On completion, the candidate will have confidence in providing good quality adult CPR and safe use of an AED.
ILS

ILS

Course Details
Delivered to completely align with the Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines, by skilled tutors who have experience in delivering Intermediate and Advanced Life Support to patients. Our ILS courses provide enhanced skills and knowledge to registered healthcare professionals who are required to deliver additional lifesaving skills above BLS, but who are not required to undertake a full ALS course. This 6-hour course includes use of airway adjuncts, gaining vascular access, rhythm recognition, safe use of the AED and administration of resuscitation drugs.
Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis

Course Details
This short course is an essential for candidates who need formal learning covering the recognition and emergency treatment for anyone suffering an anaphylactic reaction. Delivered to completely align with the Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines, by skilled tutors who have experience in managing anaphylactic patients, the course can be delivered at our training centre or at your location (subject to a minimum number of delegates). Email us to find out more.
Handling and Movement

Handling and Movement

Course Details
It is no surprise that front line paramedics deal with some of the most challenging handling and movement scenarios. Our courses harness this experience and allow us to deliver the theory, legal and regulatory aspects, risk assessment and practical aspects of safe patient handling.

Email us to find out more on our introductory, refresher and whole organisation courses.
Verification of Death

Verification of Death

Course Details
The provision of health and care is a continuously changing landscape, a clear example of this is in the recent changes in the Verification of Death process, resulting in the ability for non-healthcare professionals to verifying expected deaths. Whilst this has actually always been in the scope of the Law, custom and practice has relied on calling the GP or the ambulance service. In light of these changes, we have developed a course that meets the Coroner’s guidelines and provides the theory, legal and regulatory aspects of verifying death alongside the practical aspects of undertaking this process. This course is ideal for care providers, community teams and a whole host of other professionals working in environments where verification of death may be required. This course can be delivered at our training centre or at your location (subject to a minimum number of delegates). Email us to find out more.
Medical Gases – Oxygen

Medical Gases – Oxygen

Course Details
The course is for candidates who may need to deliver oxygen therapy as part of their first aid because of their first aid or based in remote locations, may need to consider the use of Oxygen in an emergency medical situation until the arrival of Emergency Medical Services.

This is a standalone course but it can be combined with our Medical Gases – Entonox course.

The course covers the fundamentals of good practice in the safe handling and administration of medical gas. In addition, the course is an ideal refresher for those who have undergone Medical Gases training in the past.
Medical Gases – Entonox

Medical Gases – Entonox

Course Details
The course is for candidates who, because of their first aid duties or based in remote locations, might need to consider the use of Entonox for pain management until the arrival of Emergency Medical Services.

This is a standalone course but it can be combined with our Medical Gases – Oxygen course.

The course covers the fundamentals of good practice in the safe handling and administration of medical gas. In addition, the course is an ideal refresher for those who have undergone Medical Gases training in the past.

Get in touch

enquiries@cornwallambulanceservice.org

address building name
Gloweth House
building number
Unit 10
road
Great Brynn Barton
town
Roche
county
Cornwall
postcode
PL26 8LH