According the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), “Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of global mortality, accounting for almost 17 million deaths annually or 30% of all global mortality.” Additionally, it’s estimated that about 40-50% of all cardiovascular deaths are sudden cardiac deaths (SCDs) sometimes cause by smoking, stress and other ailments.
When a patient experiences a cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, or obstructed airway, medical professionals need to act promptly and swiftly. Whether you are a nurse, doctor, dentist or other medical professional, basic life support (BLS) skills can make the difference between life and death.
Basic Life Support
Basic Life Support (BLS) refers to the care public safety and healthcare professionals provide to patients who are experiencing cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, or an airway obstruction.
As the name implies, BLS for healthcare providers offers the foundation of skills and knowledge needed to sustain, revive, or resuscitate a person experiencing a cardiac emergency. Intended specifically for healthcare professionals, valid BLS certifications must remain current. By most guidelines, certification expires every two years. before this happens, trainees will need to complete a recertification class.
What is BLS Training
BLS also focuses on the integration of the following critical skills to help rescuers and first responders achieve optimal patient outcomes in the event of a medical emergency. BLS training provides medical professionals with many critical skills to properly respond to a medical emergency, to include the following:
– Critical thinking skills – BLS provides training for clear and rational thinking based on medical facts presented, as well as the learner’s expertise and experience.
– Problem-solving skills – BLS training helps medical professionals identify solutions to problems that may arise in the event of a medical emergency using readily available resources.
– Team building and communication – BLS helps medical teams work together toward a common goal to improve the welfare of their patients.
– Technical skills – BLS training includes psychomotor skills for performing high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), using an automated external defibrillator (AED) and relieving an obstructed airway for patients of all ages.
HSS Basic Life Support Training
At HSS, not only are our BLS training is structured on the recommendations of the American Heart Association, but they are also approved and certified by Dubai Health Authority (DHA) with 3.5 CPD points. Additionally, all course materials and training manuals are based on industry best practices, the highest international standards, as well as regulatory requirements of local regulatory authorities.
Trainees attending BLS certification will take part in active emergency simulations. They will learn how to:
– Assess a medical emergency.
– Confirm the patient’s airway is breathing with an open airway, and circulation is present.
– Administer high-quality chest compressions and deliver appropriate ventilation (CPR).
– Provide early use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely and effective manner.
If you are interested in conducting a BLS certification course for your employees, contact the training professionals at HSS. We can provide BLS training and live simulations directly onsite within your company. We look forward to working with you.