The DAN Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid (BLS: CPR&FA) course offers entry-level training in providing basic life support to adults with life-threatening injuries while activating emergency medical services.Basic life support includes one-rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation, use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED) and additional skills such as controlling bleeding and caring for a choking person or a person in shock. The first aid portion of this program includes key skills such as conducting illness and injury assessments, bandaging, splinting and performing emergency moves.
This program meets 2010 International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation and American Heart Association guidelines on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiac Care.
Topics cover in the BLSFA course include the following:
- basic life support
- scene safety assessment
- CPR (single rescuer, adult only)
- obstructed airway
- first aid assessments
- control of external bleeding
- bandaging and wound management
- shock management
- medical emergencies
At the end of this program, you will be able to:
- Perform a scene safety assessment.
- Perform one-rescuer CPR on a nonbreathing person.
- Use an AED.
- Perform injury and illness assessments.
- Place an unconscious patient in the recovery position.
- Provide assistance to a choking adult.
- Provide care for shock.
- Provide care for external bleeding.
- Secure a bandage using correct techniques.
- Splint an injured limb.