Basic Life Support (BLS) means emergency first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation procedures which, as a minimum, include recognizing respiratory and cardiac arrest and starting the proper application of cardiopulmonary resuscitation to maintain life without invasive techniques until the victim may be transported or until advanced life support is available.
This course is intended for “Healthcare Professionals”, such as physicians, nurses, first responders, and clinic-staff. The goal is to train learners to be able to deliver high quality CPR.
At the end of this course the Healthcare Professional should be familiar with providing Basic Life Support to patients in need. This training program includes generally accepted first aid practices and follows the recommendations of the International Liaison Committee On Resuscitation (ILCOR).
If you prefer classroom training, which includes both the knowledge and basic skills portions, OR have already completed the online knowledge portion of this course and require a skills assessment, click “Training Partner” to find one near you.
End-users should not assume this material alone constitutes complete training. It is expected that a workplace will apply this information as they create their own company specific Emergency Response Procedures as part of their company’s larger Health & Safety Management System. Additional training specific to the healthcare professional workplace and equipment may be required.
Due to the different policies and procedures and equipment utilized by different employers, certain statements in this program may not apply.
Topics covered in this course include:
- Legal Considerations
- Safety and Personal Protection
- Basic Anatomy and Physiology
- Chain of Survival
- Patient Assessment
- Positioning the Patient to Protect the Airway
- The ABC’s (Airway, Breathing Circulation)
- Respiratory Distress
- Foreign Body Airway Obstruction
- Suspected Opioid Poisoning
- Angina, Heart Attack, and stroke
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
- Ventilation using a Barrier Device and Bag-Valve Mask device
- Using an Automatic External Defibrillator
- Special situations
The quizzes at the end of each chapter are intended and designed to strengthen your understanding of course contents. Successful completion of the chapter quizzes is required, and you have two retries of each quiz to achieve this.
Upon successful completion of this course, a unique digital certificate, valid for one year, will be available to download and print.