This program is a lay provider course, designed to teach basic life support and first aid in five to six hours. Basic Life Support, or BLS, includes airway management skills such as the log roll and recovery position, one rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation and additional skills like caring for a choking patient, controlling bleeding and caring for a patient in shock. The first aid portion of this program includes key skills such as illness and injury assessments, bandaging and splinting skills and emergency moves.
This program meets current American Heart Association and International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) guidelines on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiac Care. It is an instructor-led program featuring skills demonstrations, both in video and live, and skill practice with manikins.
The Basic Life Support and First Aid course represents entry-level training designed to educate persons in providing Basic Life Support to adult patients with life threatening injuries, while activating the emergency medical services. The first aid portion encompasses recognizing medical and traumatic illnesses and injuries and providing care while waiting for emergency medical services to arrive.
The DAN Basic Life Support provider ("DAN BLS Provider") program is designed to teach the knowledge and skills needed to provide Basic Life Support (BLS) to adult patients.
BLS consists of several techniques that support life. At the end of the course the DAN BLS provider will be able to recognize an emergency, activate the EMS and provide early BLS, while waiting for an AED or Advanced Life support to arrive at the scene of the accident. Early Access to the EMS and early BLS are 2 of the 4 links in the chain of survival.
Basic Life Support – 3 to 4 hours First Aid – 2 hours
This course should be taught as a five to six hour program as outlined in this manual. The time needed to teach the course varies and depends on many factors including the number of students and their ability to process the educational components of the program. Instructors who want to include subjects or training beyond the course requirements may do so only before or following the course. Any additional training must not be required for completion of course requirements.
Required Curriculum Subject Areas
At the end of this program, you will be able to perform BLS by:
(equipment requirements may vary with each specialty course)
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