Stroke Training and Awareness Resources (STARs)

6: Level of consciousness


This activity looks into the knowledge and skills required to enable health and social care staff to assess an individual’s level of consciousness, airway, breathing and circulation.

NB: Please be advised that during the Covid-19 pandemic the guidelines on carrying out CPR may be different.  Please refer to the Resuscitation Council UK and your local Health Board  for further guidance and resources.

Learning points:

  • Assess the individual’s airway, breathing and circulation and level of consciousness
  • Explain the action to take if the individual has a blocked airway
  • Explain the action to take if the individual is not breathing and/or has no pulse


This module has been through a full review & update: September  2020.

Page last reviewed: 30 Sep 2020