Healthcare Provider BLS Adult

  • Skill Level
    expert
  • Lectures
    1 Video
  • Enrolled
    57 students
  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

Sudden cardiac arrest remains a leading cause of death in the United States. Seventy percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the home, and approximately 50% are unwitnessed. Basic life support (BLS) is a basic level of medical care used to help sustain a person who is experiencing cardiac arrest or respiratory failure until they can be given full medical care by an advanced responder. read more »»

BLS can be used in any scenario where breathing or heartbeat has been compromised, such as drowning, heart attack, or severe shock (eg, severe loss of blood). BLS involves performing many tasks simultaneously at a single point of time. BLS is more comprehensive than CPR alone since it covers additional steps that are not expected from a layperson, as well as techniques for working with other rescuers.

The techniques used for BLS vary slightly depending on whether the victim is an adult, child, or infant. BLS is the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. Fundamental aspects of adult BLS include immediate recognition of sudden cardiac arrest and activation of the emergency response system, early CPR, and rapid defibrillation with an automated external defibrillator (AED). Initial recognition and response to heart attack and stroke are also considered part of BLS.

This course explains the techniques and procedure for performing BLS on an adult, Pre-procedure considerations for basic life support for an adult, Preliminary actions for performing basic life support for an adult, correct procedure for assessing vital signs for basic life support for an adult, correct procedure for performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation for basic life support for an adult, correct considerations and procedure for performing defibrillation for basic life support for an adult, correct procedure for post-BLS evaluation of an adult.

Who should attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • life science graduates

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • Pre-procedure considerations for basic life support for an adult.
  • Preliminary actions for performing basic life support for an adult.
  • The correct procedure for assessing vital signs for basic life support for an adult.
  • The correct procedure for performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation for basic life support for an adult.
  • Correct considerations and procedures for performing defibrillation for basic life support for an adult.
  • The correct procedure for the post-BLS evaluation of an adult.

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Instructor

SIMTICS

SIMTICS


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*Please note certificate will be available for download post 24 hours of successful course completion with a minimum of  80% score in the quiz.

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