BLS: First Aid & CPR

This course is intended for anyone who might come in contact with divers or diving-related injuries. It is written to meet the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.

The American Heart Association states that cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) provided by a bystander immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival. Brain death starts to occur four to six minutes after someone experiences cardiac arrest if no CPR and defibrillation occurs during that time. This course will help prepare you to handle cardiovascular events and other life-threatening incidents. Meets ILCOR/AHA 2015 Guidelines.

You will learn how to perform CPR, use an automated external defibrillator (AED) and become familiar with the signs and symptoms associated with heart attacks and respiratory arrest. Managing shock and controlling external bleeding are other skills covered that can help save lives.

You will learn about:

  • Primary & Secondary Assessments
  • Signs & symptoms of common medical emergencies
  • Stroke Assessment

You will develop the following skills:

  • Initial and secondary assessments
  • Recovery position technique
  • CPR techniques
  • Automated external defibrillator (AED) use
  • Obstructed airway management
  • Control of external bleeding
  • Bandaging, wound management and splinting
  • Shock management

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Anyone can enroll in the Basic Life Support Course and those who who might come in contact with divers or diving-related injuries are encouraged to participate.

BLS: First Aid & CPR is a 5 to 7-hour course of class room instruction right here at Diver’s World followed by a written test. It includes knowledge development aas well as hands-on skills development.

This certification is good for 24-months.

Your class fee includes instructional materials, a BLS kit (Oronasal resuscitation mask with oxygen inlet, latex gloves and DAN BLS card), your instructor and certification card.

Student Provides

Students should bring their personal note-taking preference.

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