About Life Support
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Using this Website
About the Site
Using this Website
This site is intended as a reference guide to any studying for a Life Support exam, or those who need their memory refreshing.
It is not intended for unqualified persons to use as a strict guide in case of emergencies, this can be dangerous - ring for an ambulance instead.
How Best do you Learn?Learning Life Support is fun and immensely sociable, but you still have to learn stuff. We don't want this to be mundane or boring (its not a school lesson!). If you know the way you best learn, you can use this site in a different way.
I'm a Visual Learner
You'll want to learn as much as you can from the Gallery then. Most (unfortunately, not all) topics are covered with extensive descriptions, step by step. You can choose the next image at your own pace, and images are preloaded so you don't have to wait around!
I learn by Practice
Grab a friend or family member, and try out Rolling a Casualty and the Recovery Position. You could try the other sequences, after reading all the safety advice on performing on a simulated casualty. (NEVER perform CPR, including Mouth to Mouth and Mouth to Nose, Abdominal Thrusts or Chest Thrusts on a healthy helper!)
After that, take a peek at our Test Yourself section! Choose between text questions and fully fledged scenarios with one or multiple casualties. Decide what you would do (there is space provided for you to jot it down), and then reveal the solution.
I'm an Auditory Learner
Due to disc space limits (and the large quantity of photos on our site), we can't offer audio versions of the sequences.
What do I need to Learn?I want to get an insight into what Life Support is about
We've written this website so that you can easily see what is involved in Life Support, covering the content of as many syllabae as possible. Procedures are written in bullet points, with important information highlighted.
To see whether Life Support tuition is for you, carefully try the Recovery Position on a friend or relative. You should not attempt any procedure that you read on this site on a healthy person, nor on a real casualty unless you have been trained by an authorised instructor.
I need to revise before an exam!
Sure, pick the topic you find most difficult and look it up. The instructions will be written out plainly there, with images, and a link to the Gallery for that section will be provided (there is a gallery for the majority of topics on this site).
I need to keep my training up to date
Take one section or sub-section at a time, and aim to look at them regularly. Test Yourself with the scenarios or text based questions, so as to be more confident of your Life Support knowledge.
I want to test myself!
Try the Test Yourself section!
Using the Gallery
The Gallery is already preloaded on all our pages (except the home page) and will appear in front of the text, with the rest of the page greyed out. Navigation of the Gallery is as described in this image:
When the gallery is displayed, it is always displayed at the top of the webpage, so you may need to scroll up (sorry!).