The Basic Life Support course, represents entry-level training designed to educate persons in providing Basic Life Support techniques to adult victims with life threatening injuries, while activating the local medical services.
The DAN Basic Life Support provider (“DAN BLS Provider”) programme is designed to teach the knowledge and skills needed to provide Basic Life Support (BLS) to adult victims. BLS consists out of several First Aid techniques that support (or might restore) life. At the end of the course the DAN BLS provider will be able to recognise 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.
At the end of this programme, DAN Basic Life Support, course participants will be able to:
- Explain basic Anatomy and Physiology.
- List the 4 links of the “chain of survival”
- Explain why BLS is important.
- State the goal of BLS and resuscitation.
- Recognise danger and perform a Scene Safety Assessment.
- Protect themselves against cross infection.
- Describe the function of chest compressions and ventilations.
- Explain how to avoid Gastric distension.
- Check responsiveness.
- Reassure an injured person.
- Open the airway.
- Check for normal breathing.
- Activate the EMS.
- Perform chest compressions and rescue breathing – CPR.
- List the advantages of a ace shield and resuscitation mask.
- Explain the advantage of oxygen during resuscitation.
- Explain the importance of defibrillation.
- State the most common cause of chocking.
- Describe the difference between mild and severe airway obstruction.
- Provide care for choking.
- Explain why an unconscious, breathing victim must be placed in the recovery position.
- Place an unconscious, breathing person in the recovery position.
- Describe the function of the blood.
- Provide care for (severe) external bleeding.
- Explain what is shock.
- Name at least 3 causes of shock.
- List at least 7 warning signs of shock.
- Provide care for injured persons in shock.