BASIC LIFE SUPPORT (BLS)
ASHI’s Basic Life Support, BLS Course for Healthcare Providers and Professional Rescuers has been approved for training for Emergency Medical Services personnel and is accepted by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).
To prepare for this course, it’s best to do some research on first aid and CPR so you know what to expect. You may want to read the HSS First Aid and CPR Certification manuals before you come to class. It’s a good idea to wear comfortable clothing and bring water to drink. The course will likely begin with a brief introduction to what BLS is and why it is important. Next, the instructor reviews the basics of first aid and CPR.
The instructor will guide you through the hands-on sessions, give you some time to ask questions, and then conclude with a written test. The BLS certification is valid for two years. So if you have a refresher course scheduled during this time, you can take the written exam to renew your certification.
Key points in BLS :
- First Aid
Who is this qualification for?
This qualification is recommended for learners who wish to understand basic first aid in the workplace and who also have access to a defibrillator.
How long will it take?
To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake approximately 4 hours of learning.
These include be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally, be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally, know how to safely use an automated external defibrillator and be able to safely use an automated external defibrillator.
This qualification can be assessed by a practical demonstration and written/oral questioning.
- Written Evaluation
- Required for all students
- Skills Evaluation
- Students must perform required skills competently without assistance.
Benefits of Basic Life Support
Basic life support (BLS) is a vital skill that everyone should know. It can be the difference between life and death in an emergency situation.
BLS can be used to help someone who is choking, suffering from a heart attack, or not breathing. By providing chest compressions and rescue breaths, you can keep the person alive until medical help arrives.
In addition to saving lives, Basic Life Support BLS also has other benefits. It can help reduce the severity of injuries, lower the risk of complications, and speed up the recovery process. BLS Basic Life Support is an important skill to have and can make a big difference in an emergency situation.
BLS is designed to keep the patient alive until more advanced medical care can be provided. The goal of BLS is to maintain the patient’s blood circulation and oxygenation until more advanced interventions, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or defibrillation, can be used.
Basic life support (BLS) course is a CPR and first aid training course that covers the basics of how to perform CPR and provide first aid. The course is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to perform CPR and provide first aid, including those who are not healthcare professionals. The course covers the following topics:-Anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system-How to perform CPR on an adult, child, and infant-How to use an automated external defibrillator (AED)- First aid for choking, bleeding, and other medical emergencies
The BLS Course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give highquality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations, and provide early use of an AED. In the Instructor-led course, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. Students also complete a written exam.
• Reflects science and education from the 2020 AHA Guidelines
• Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
• Emphasis on high-quality CPR including a team dynamics classroom activity
• Video-based course with real world scenarios
• Importance of high-quality CPR and its impact on survival
• Application of the steps of the Chain of Survival
• Signs of someone needing CPR
• High-quality CPR skills acquisition for adults, children and infants
• Importance of early use of an AED
• AED skill demonstration
• Effective ventilations with a barrier device
• Multirescuer resuscitation and skill acquisition
• Techniques for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults, children and infants