Immediate Life Support (ILS) Course




Course Overview

With the health practitioner’s expanding role, they are required to have a sound knowledge and demonstrate skills in the care and management of the deteriorating patient during a life-threatening emergency.

Many healthcare professionals benefit from additional resuscitation training which covers more than basic life support. If you are responsible for initiating the resuscitation of patients in your care this course may be suitable for you.

This course could meet the requirements of those who need more advanced skills than those taught during Basic Life Support (BLS) courses but who do not require more comprehensive Advanced Life Support skills including team leading.

Learning outcomes

  1. Understand the causes of cardio respiratory arrests.
  2. Recognise and treat the deteriorating patient using a structured ABCDE approach.
  3. Practice basic techniques for airway management.
  4. Identify the indications for defibrillation and safe defibrillation.
  5. Work as members of arrest/resuscitation teams.

Target audience

This course is aimed at hospital & community based health care professionals who need to resuscitate critically ill patients or patients in cardiopulmonary arrest until arrival of the resuscitation team or expert help. (e. g community based & OPD doctors, nurses, midwives , medical students, paramedics, pre-interns, paramedics )

Training methods

The ILS course has a high ratio of instructors to candidates (1 : 3- 1: 6)- based on 24 candidates in 4 groups of 6.

  • Lectures
  • Demonstrations
  • Hands-on training
  • Simulations

Pre-course preparation

The course manual & study material is available for online access to the candidate with secure login upon registration and the candidate is strongly advised to study this thoroughly before completing pre-course multiple-choice questionnaire (MCQ). This pre-course assessment provides a baseline measure upon which new learning can be evaluated and it should be completed without reference to the manual.

Online course material at own pace need to be completed before attending one day face-to-face ILS course.

Course duration

Total time excluding refreshment breaks & lunch -07.30 h ( 07:30-17:00)

Download ILS Time Table 2015

Assessment and certification

Continuous assessment occurs throughout the ILS course, which is based on clinical simulations that allow candidates to demonstrate the core competencies that have been taught on the course. These include airway management, initial assessment (ABCDE), basic life support and resuscitation and cardiac arrest management.

Candidates cannot successfully complete the course unless they are present throughout the course in its entirety. If, for a legitimate reason, a candidate misses an element of the course, then provided they successfully complete all the assessment components, they may be permitted to complete the missed element on another course within 2 month.

On successful completion of the ILS course, candidate will be awarded a certificate valid for 4 years.

The ILS course is recognised for continuing professional development. But it is recommended that skills are updated at least annually.

ILS Instructor Potential (IP)

Exceptionally able candidates may be nominated for ILS instructor training by the faculty.

They may be offered the opportunity of attending ERC- ILS provider course .

Course Confidentiality

It is to be understood that the scenarios to which the course exposes candidates and faculty to may induce lapses and errors in performance. Because of these issues all present must maintain strict confidentiality regarding individual performance and the performance of others to within the course. While free to discuss in general terms the technical and behavioral skills acquired and maintained during the course, there is a requirement to maintain strict confidentiality regarding the specific candidate and faculty performance to which you are both directly and indirectly exposed.

Discussion and documentation of candidate performance by faculty is for the purposes of the course and professional purposes only.

How to get registered for the ILS course?

  1. Fill the online ILS candidate application form. <<Click Here to apply online>>
  2. Applicant will receive an e- mail /phone call with the registration status. Once the registration status is confirmed can proceed with the payment.
  3. Once the payment is completed, online login access to learning material will be granted.
  4. Course Fee : Rs 1500.00
  • Course fee covers the cost of online course material including the course manual, administration costs, lunch and refreshments throughout the course duration.

Method of payment

Course fee can be paid to any branch of the Bank of Ceylon to the credit of Account no. 0077426711 of College of Anaesthesiologists & Intensivists of Sri Lanka.

Scan copy (or photograph from a smart phone) of the duplicate of the paying slip duly endorsed by the bank should be e-mailed to  to [email protected]

(In the bank payment slip indicate your ‘surname with initials’ & ‘ILS’  – request  the bank to enter your name & course  in the electronic data system of the bank )

Please keep the original receipt, which need to be produced at the registration desk.

For clarifications please contact – Tel: (+94) 11 267 2327 or the course director.

(See the course calendar)


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