CALHN Nursing Education Courses

Basic Life Support Practical Assessment - Glenside Campus

Basic Life Support Practical Assessment - Glenside Health Services

There is no theoretical presentation at this assessment.  This program is practical assessment only.  All staff are required to complete the theoretical component via the CALHN Learning Management System prior to attendance.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the workshop participants will have an increased awareness of:

  • the DRSABCD sequence and be able to demonstrate competency in basic life support
  • when and why the use of an automated external defibrillator is vital for basic life support and have the skills to utilise the equipment
  • WHS issues related to safety of all concerned parties in basic life support situations.

Eligibility / Entry Requirements

This program is limited to CALHN Adult Mental Health Clinical Program employees only.

This program is not a walk in service.  


Assessment via both verbal and practical demonstrations required.  Assessment must be successfully completed to meet CALHN requirements. CALHN does not endorse use of this skill set outside of their employment.  Due to COVID restrictions no "mouth to mask" assessments will be completed at this time.


Practical assessments will be arranged by negotiation.  Our assessors will attend individual worksites to conduct assessments.  Please contact Annette Farrell ( to organise.  A minimum of six participants from each worksite will be required.

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