Basic Life Support
- At the completion of this course the participant will be familiar with basic life support techniques used in response to common emergencies.
In this course you will learn how to deliver high quality chest compressions, provide basic airway management, rescue breathing, and use of an automated external defibrillatior (AED).
You will be familiar with course content that complies with AHA BLS guidelines and be prepared to take an exam for BLS certification.
- No previous training or special materials are required
Knowing the process of Basic Life Support (BLS) is critical in responding to life-threatening emergencies. The newest BLS course guidelines focus on doing several tasks simultaneously with a group process that promotes efficiency and minimization of errors.
This course will teach participants how to perform life support techniques including chest compressions, basic airway management, rescue breathing, AED use for defibrillation and more.
The course package includes:
- An online BLS study guide
- A BLS instructional presentation
NOTE - This course is for training in basic life support.
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- Healthcare Professionals
- Medical Students
- Nursing and Allied Health Students
- Emergency Responders
- Anyone who wants to be prepared to save a life
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The second lesson covers BLS Guideline Changes made in 2015. The AHA updates its guidelines every five years on CPR and ECC. The 2015 edition expands on many of the recommendations made in 2010. Changes have also been made to the new edition of guidelines, and those changes are discussed throughout the lesson.
An introduction to the General Concepts of Basic Life Support. This video discusses the BLS Adult and Pediatric Chains of Survival. Knowing which actions to take and being efficient in their execution can make the difference in a life-or-death cardiac arrest situation. There are appropriate actions for both the Adult Chain of Survival and Pediatric Chain of Survival. Both of which are reviewed in this lesson.
The second lesson in chapter 2. This lesson discusses the BLS process and CPR steps associated with adults in a two-rescuer situation. The steps of BLS and CPR are reviewed and the role of both the first and second rescuer is made clear. It is important for each rescuer to be aware of their role and its responsibilities to minimize interruptions in CPR.
This lesson discusses Adult Mouth-to-Mask Ventilation, which is the use of a mask to deliver breaths in one-rescuer CPR. The appropriate use is detailed step-by-step. These guidelines help to ensure CPR is administered properly in one-rescuer situations requiring the use of a ventilated mask.
This lesson discusses Adult Bag-Mask Ventilation, which is the use of a mask to deliver breaths in one-rescuer CPR. The appropriate use is detailed step-by-step. These guidelines help to ensure CPR is administered properly in one-rescuer situations requiring the use of a bag-mask.
The first lesson in chapter 4, One-Rescuer BLS for Children. Children are defined as between age 1 and puberty. There are slight differences between BLS for adults and children, and those differences are highlighted. CPR and AED use are reviewed, as well as what to do if there is no one around to help.
The second lesson in chapter 4 discusses Two-Rescuer BLS for Children. Children are defined as between age 1 and puberty. The process for two rescuers is described in detail, step-by-step. Each rescuer must be aware of their role and responsibilities to avoid miscommunication and other issues. CPR and AED use are reviewed.
Chapter 5 discusses BLS for Infants. Infants are defined as age 0 to 12 months. Determining responsiveness is the first step in BLS for infants. Each step is explained in detail, from assessing the scene to contacting 911 and providing CPR. The differences in treatment for infants are also emphasized. Including, but not limited to, compression depth. Proper AED use and CPR are explained.
This lesson covers BLS for infants, in two-rescuer situations. Infants are defined as age 0 to 12 months. In two-rescuer situations, each rescuer has specific duties. Clear communication is important to ensure the best possible administration of care. The differences in treatment for infants as opposed to children or adults are discussed.
Chapter 6 discusses how to use an AED for children and infants. Along with provided a detailed definition of an AED, or automated external defibrillator, the steps for using an AED are explained. In the event the AED provides unexpected readings, such as “check electrodes”, those messages have been explained and appropriate steps are provided.
The beginning of chapter 7 encompasses Mouth-to-Mouth Rescue Breathing. This method is different for adults and children, and infants. Those differences are highlighted. The instructions on Mouth-to-Mouth for children and adults, as well as Mouth-to-Mouth/Nose for infants, are explained step-by-step.
Chapter 8 covers choking relief. The first lesson in chapter 8 focuses on choking in adults or children. Choking is a common but highly preventable cause of cardiac arrest. This lesson provides step-by-step instruction of what actions to take in the event of someone, adult or child, choking.