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Resuscitation for Medical Disciplines Warwick


Resuscitation for Medical Disciplines (RMD) Warwick is a Basic Life Support (BLS), Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and First Aid course. This course is primarily for first-year students on the MBChB programme, but remaining spaces are available for students in other years and courses at Warwick. The course is fully endorsed by the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and the Resuscitation Council UK. Developed in cooperation with RMD Birmingham, who have been running the course since 1995, the course aims to teach skills essential for medical professionals such as:

  • Assessment of the unconscious patient
  • Management of the unconscious, breathing patient: recovery position
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Use of an AED

This course is taught by Warwick medical students and aligns with the ethos of peer-led teaching and learning at Warwick Medical School.

Why you should get involved

  • Gain ERC-accreditation as a BLS provider
  • Become a BLS instructor – this is fantastic for job applications and can be used for the Foundation Teaching Certificate offered by Warwick Medical School
  • Gain committee and leadership experience
  • Take part in outreach and research