air2000 Safety Co-ordinators have successfully completed an Immediate Life Support Course (ILS).
ILS was primarily designed by the Resuscitation Council (UK) and targeted at NHS healthcare professionals who work as part of the immediate resuscitation teams. It has now expanded to include other personnel involved in immediate care such as the police, fire and rescue services and airline cabin crew.
The one-day resuscitation course took place at air2000«s training centre in Manchester and was hosted by Lomond & Argyll Primary Care NHS trust. The course provides personnel with the essential knowledge and skills to manage adult patients in cardiac arrest and air2000 are the first airline to have a team successfully complete the course.
Di Disley, Safety & Emergency Procedures Manager said: “When we«re in the air, we«re responsible for our passenger«s welfare and our aim is always to be as prepared and equipped as possible to cope with a medical emergency.
This course has meant that our Safety Co-ordinators are now trained in the very latest issues, philosophies and techniques surrounding immediate cardiac care.
We were the first British leisure airline to install defibrillators and have a ground to air medical service, I am delighted that we are once again setting new standards in passenger care.”
Gary Buchanan, Director of Training at Scottishmedicine, who was one of the instructors on the course said: “This achievement by air2000«s Safety Co-ordinators recognises their continued efforts in offering the highest standard of immediate medical care for their passengers.”