BASIC LIFE SUPPORT
This expert-level program helps keep healthcare professionals prepared and ready to respond as they encounter life-threatening emergencies, provide basic life support, and respond to choking and other airway obstruction incidents. This program has been approved for training Emergency Medical Services personnel and is accepted by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). This program is also CAPCE approved and widely accepted in more than 150 healthcare-related occupations.
This program is designed for individuals in the healthcare or professional rescuer field that are required to have professional level basic life support training.
RECOGNIZED CERTIFICATION PERIOD
Certification is valid for up to 2 years
This program requires 4-5 hours for initial training, and less time for renewal training. Certification in Basic Life Support requires successful completion of a written test (with a total grade of 70% or better), and a hands-on performance evaluation.
- Sudden cardiac arrest
- Early defibrillation
- Chain of survival
- Secondary cardiac arrest (adult, children and infant, and opioid overdose)
- Personal safety
- Standard precautions
- Personal protective equipment
- Calling for help
- High performance CPR
- Chest compressions
- Rescue breaths (CPR mask, Bag-mask)
- Automated external difibrillation
- BLS assessment
- Recovery position
- Caring for respiratory arrest
- Caring for cardiac arrest
- Multiple provider approach to CPR