Basic Life Support (BLS) is the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. This course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both in-facility and pre-hospital settings. This course is designed for:
- respiratory, physical, and occupational therapists
- physician’s assistants
- medical or nursing students in training
- aides, medical or nursing assistants, and other allied health personnel.
- emergency medical technicians
- police officers
- laypeople whose work brings them into contact with members of the public, such as school, fitness center, or hotel and restaurant employees.
After successfully completing the BLS course, students should be able to:
- describe the importance of high-quality CPR and its impact on survival
- describe all of the steps of the Chain of Survival and apply its BLS concepts
- recognize the signs of someone needing CPR
- perform high-quality CPR on adults, children, and infants
- describe the importance of early AED use and demonstrate using one
- provide effective ventilations with a barrier device
- describe the importance of teams in multi rescuer resuscitation and perform as an effective team member during multi rescuer CPR
- describe the technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants.
Enrollment includes textbook and CPR pocket mask.