The BLS course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. The University of Massachusetts Medical School is authorized as a Training Center for the Basic Life Support Program by the American Heart Association.
Educational Objectives: At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to:
Explain the importance of early CPR
Recall the basic steps of 1 and 2 rescuer CPR for adults, children and infants
Explain the importance of early defibrillation
Recall the basic steps for use of an AED
Recall the basic steps to relieve choking for responsive and unresponsive victims over 1 year of age and for infants
Explain the importance of each link in the adult and pediatric Chain of Survival