What does Basic Life Support Training cover?
The purpose of the Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) course is to ensure that individuals with a duty to respond (public safety professionals and healthcare providers) have the knowledge and skills necessary to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies. The course emphasizes active, hands-on learning and uses scenario activities to help participants learn how to provide CPR, use an AED and relieve an obstructed airway for adult, child and infant patients.
Learning Objectives –
· Effectively assess an emergency situation and perform a scene size-up.
· Demonstrate how to check both a conscious and unconscious patient.
· Demonstrate how to give high-quality chest compressions.
· Demonstrate how to give effective ventilations to a patient experiencing a cardiac arrest and/or respiratory arrest, including using a pocket mask and bag-valve-mask (BVM) resuscitator.
· Demonstrate how to effectively operate an AED.
· Demonstrate how to effectively care for an obstructed airway.
· Effectively assess, treat and manage a patient requiring basic life support resuscitation, incorporating local protocols as necessary.
· Demonstrate the ability to apply critical thinking (e.g., anticipate next steps and ramifications of actions) and problem-solving skills.
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