Basic Life Support
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Basic Life Support

Learn BLS online, anywhere, anytime! Created by physicians and adheres to 2015 AHA guidelines.
4.6 (631 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
18,614 students enrolled
Last updated 7/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 34 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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.
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Requirements
  • No previous training or special materials are required
Description

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.  

Optional FREE Certification Available: This course is for training in Basic Life Support (BLS). If you would like to be certified please visit us online at NHCPS and complete your BLS certification test. Udemy students receive the certification for FREE by using coupon code: mu817bb

Who is the target audience?
  • 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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Curriculum For This Course
21 Lectures
01:16:16
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Introduction
1 Lecture 00:00
Introduction
1 page
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BLS Manual
2 Lectures 03:12
BLS Manual
40 pages

Introduction
03:12
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General Concepts of Basic Life Support
2 Lectures 05:25

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. 

Initiating the Chain of Survival
01:57

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.

2015 Guideline Changes
03:28
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BLS for Adults
3 Lectures 04:53

The first lesson in chapter 2. This lesson discusses the BLS process and CPR steps associated with adults in a one-rescuer situation. The process is explained step-by-step, beginning with a situational assessment. Proper CPR steps are reviewed and explained. 

One-Rescuer BLS/CPR for Adults
02:39

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.

Two-Rescuer BLS/CPR for Adults
01:01

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.

Adult Mouth-to-Mask Ventilation
01:13

Self Assessment: BLS for Adults
3 questions
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Use of an Automated External Defibrillator
1 Lecture 01:52

Chapter 3 discusses the use of an AED, or automated external defibrillator. The steps of operating an AED are reviewed. The potential readings are also discussed, as well as what to do to ensure the AED is working properly.

AED Steps
01:52

Self Assessment: Use of the AED
4 questions
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BLS for Children (Age One to Puberty)
3 Lectures 04:55

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. 

One-Rescuer BLS for Children
02:07

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. 

Two Rescuer BLS for Children
01:51

The third lesson of chapter 4, Child Ventilation. The first step is to ensure the bag-mask is the correct size. How to determine whether the mask is sized correctly is covered in the lesson. The proper use of the bag-mask is discussed. 

Child Ventilation
00:57
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BLS for Infants (Age 0 to 12 Months)
2 Lectures 04:22

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. 

One-Rescuer BLS for Infants
02:11

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.

Two-Rescuer BLS for Infants
02:11
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AED for Children & Infants
1 Lecture 02:13

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.

AED for Children & Infants
02:13

Self Assessment: BLS for Children and Infants
4 questions
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Airway Management
2 Lectures 03:34

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. 

Mouth-to-Mouth Rescue Breathing
02:33

The second part of chapter 7 discusses Rescue Breathing. Cardiac arrest is often preceded by respiratory distress and arrest. It is important to know this as an individual can be saved by preventing potential cardiac arrest.

Rescue Breathing
01:01
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Choking
2 Lectures 03:50

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. 

Choking in Adults & Children
01:52

The second lesson in chapter 8 covers choking in infants. Infants are defined as 0 to 12 months in age. The administration of care for a choking infant is described, step-by-step. 

Choking in Infants
01:58

Self Assessment: Airway Management and Relief of Choking
3 questions
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About the Instructor
National Health Care Provider Solutions
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Physician at NHCPS

National Health Care Provider Solutions (NHCPS) is the premier online provider of ACLS, PALS, BLS and CPR, AED & First Aid certification and re-certification.

All proceeds from the NHCPS support the efforts of the Disque Foundation, a nonprofit organization with a mission of advancing health care education to the under-served in the US and abroad. With the support of NHCPS, life support training has been made possible to the underserved in areas such as Haiti, Ethiopia, Malaysia, Costa Rica, Panama, and the United States.