Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is a quick training course required of most medical health professionals to help revive, resuscitate, or carry someone who’s experiencing cardiac arrest or breathing failure of a few types. This could include a drowning victim, coronary heart attack or stroke affected person, or any situation wherein breathing or heartbeat were compromised.
BLS is a fundamental certification and may be received with a few hours of class from the medical expert affiliation that offers such training.
BLS is regularly required of those who work with kids, aged people, or who’re lifeguards, coaches, or everyone who’s working with people on a regular basis who may have a life threatening incident.
No medical equipment is wanted and there aren’t any invasive approaches taught in BLS.
Normally the training includes practicing the resuscitation procedures on a “dummy”, and demonstrating accurate reaction in role-play situations. There is also a written part of the certification that certifies you have obtained the fundamental expertise of when and what to do.
The certification is valid for 1-2 years before you have to re-certify.
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