5 Reasons Why Basic Life Support (BLS) Training Is Essential

If you ever encountered a life threatening emergency involving a loved one,  you are already aware of the fear that comes with such incidences. You will do anything you can to save the life of the person. What if you didn’t know how to help the person and emergency help was not arriving fast enough? At this point you realize the need for being skilled in life saving techniques.

 Basic life support refers to the assistance professional first responders give to victims with an obstructed airway, respiratory distress, and those with cardiac arrest. These skills require the knowledge of CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), AED (automated defibrillator) skills, and knowledge of relieving airway obstruction. It majorly involves initial assessment , maintenance of airway, rescue breathing/mouth to mouth ventilation/expired air ventilation and chest compressions.  

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How Has the CPR Process Changed Due to COVID-19?

The coronavirus pandemic has affected people widely; in closely all areas of life. Health systems have taken utmost pressure with the patients numbers and the high levels of complications resulting from the disease. The delivery of CPR has been at the receiving end of the pandemic. Not only has the condition changed the technicality of the procedure but also the CPR training processes.

The American Heart Association (AHA) constantly carries out heart-related research and publishing guidelines based on findings. Since the outbreak of Covid 19, caring for persons with heart disease is based on research and scientific findings. Handling of opioid emergencies and early CPR by bystanders.

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