Chance offers BLS classes through the American Heart Association to help participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The Basic Life Support (BLS) course in this program is tailored for healthcare individuals as well as the general public. The class will teach participants the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed.
COURSE CONTENT AREAS INCLUDE:
Describe how to recognize an emergency and size up the scene
Explain how to activate and work with the emergency medical services (EMS) system.
Understand legal concepts as they apply to lay responders, including consent and the purpose of Good Samaritan Laws.
Identify how to reduce the risk of disease transmission when giving care.
Demonstrate how to check a person who is responsive for life-threatening and non-life-threatening conditions.
Explain how to check an injured or ill person who appears to be unresponsive.
Recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack, and describe appropriate first aid care for a person who is showing these signs and symptoms.
Describe the links in the Cardiac Chain of Survival.
Demonstrate CPR and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) for a person who is in cardiac arrest.
Demonstrate first aid care for a person who is choking.
Recognize the signs and symptoms of shock, and describe appropriate first aid care for a person who is showing these signs and symptoms.
Chance Medical Academy is committed to providing high quality education to the healthcare professionals by practicing integrity, respect, and professionalism that will ultimately exceed the classroom and thrive in to the healthcare industry.