Basic Life Support, or BLS, generally refers to the type of care that first-responders, healthcare providers and public safety professionals provide to anyone who is experiencing cardiac arrest, respiratory distress or an obstructed airway. It requires knowledge and skills in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), using automated external defibrillators (AED) and relieving airway obstructions in patients of every age.
BLS certification is a short training course required by most clinical health professionals and public safety personnel. It's also a requirement for a number of jobs and volunteer work, including lifeguards, coaches, and some teachers. During the course, you will learn basic life-saving skills to help revive, resuscitate, or sustain a person who is experiencing cardiac arrest or a respiratory failure of some sort. This may include a drowning victim, a heart attack or stroke patient any emergency scenario where a person's breathing or heartbeat have been compromised. In addition to the physical skills necessary for providing BLS care to those in need, those working in basic life support also need to have critical-thinking and problem-solving skills and be able to work as part of a team to deliver the best care possible and improve patient outcomes.
Created with the latest information available, our BLS classes allow you to learn life-saving techniques and can help prepare you for a career in the medical field or another career where caring for others part of the job is. Of course, as professionals, we know how important it is to not only get the training you need, but to do so as efficiently as possible, which is why our BLS blended learning courses also include adaptive learning functionality, which allows you to receive personalized, focused courses. By completing an optional pre-assessment for each lesson, you'll not only receive an independent learning path, but depending on the results of the pre-assessment, you'll also have the opportunity to test out of a lesson, or test out of specific topics within a lesson – which can reduce the overall amount of time spent in class.
ACLS participants are taught how to use advanced tools like syringes, intubation bags, ECGs, glucose testing machines, cardiac monitors, emergency scenario algorithms and intravenous medications/drug delivery systems. These are tools that can be used to administer a patient who is in a critical condition.The goal of Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) is to achieve the best possible outcome for individuals who are experiencing a life-threatening event. ACLS is a series of evidence-based responses simple enough to be committed to memory and recalled under moments of stress. These ACLS protocols have been developed through research, patient case studies, clinical studies, and opinions of experts in the field.