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Basic Life Support (BlS)

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Kelli Baldwin

on 22 January 2016

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Transcript of Basic Life Support (BlS)

Basic Life Support (BLS)
Recertification Efficiency

BLS Certification
BLS certification is required for all employees with direct patient care responsibilities. Recertification must be done every 2 years.
Substitution &
Augmentation


Digital e-books are available for employees to share.
Up to date BLS policies available at www.heart.org
Modification
Redefinition
Instructor led courses replaced with interactive online course followed by a computerized skills validation. Manikins connected to computers simulate scenarios and healthcare professional responds in real time with accurate and adequate skills.
Traditional BLS Training
Prep for the class with the most up to date American Heart Association issued text book.
Attend an instructor led course
Instructor validates skills performed on a manikins
Cons...
Can only accommodate 8 students per class
Class times are not flexible for attendees
Technology used to improve teaching and testing with case based scenarios and interactive activities
Resources such as videos and AHA text integrated throughout simulation.
Online BLS course available through www.heart.org/healthcaretraining
Available 24 hou
rs a day!
Validates appropriate compression rate and depth, and airway management.
Gives the healthcare provider feedback.
Better prepares the heathcare provider for real life emergenies.
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