Basic Life Support (BLS) DVD Set with Renewal Course DVD
BLS is the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. This video-based, Instructor-led course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both in-facility and prehospital settings. This course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills. After successfully completing the BLS course, students should be able to: describe the importance of high-quality CPR and its impact on survival describe all the steps of the Chain of Survival and apply the BLS concepts of the Chain of Survival recognize the signs of someone needing CPR perform high-quality CPR on adults, children, and infants describe the importance of early AED use and demonstrate using one provide effective ventilations with a barrier device describe the importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitation and perform as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR describe the technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants. Upon completion, students receive a course completion card valid for 2 years. The BLS renewal course enables providers with expired BLS certification to renew their course card for another two years by taking an accelerated curriculum. Provider eligibility for continuing education credit (renewal course): Emergency Medical Services -- This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), for 2.25 Basic CEHs, activity number 18-AMHA-F2-0001. Key Features and Benefits This DVD set allows BLS Instructors to choose one of two tracks -- in-facility or prehospital -- based on the needs of the students in either the initial class or the renewal class. Disc one (classroom-based course) Course Introduction Life Is Why 1-Rescuer Adult BLS AED and Bag-Mask Device 2-Rescuer Adult BLS Team Dynamics Child BLS Infant BLS Special Considerations Adult and Child Choking Infant Choking Conclusion Disc two (blended-learning course) Course Introduction Life Is Why 1-Rescuer Adult BLS AED and Bag-Mask Device 2-Rescuer Adult BLS Team Dynamics Child BLS Infant BLS Special Considerations Adult and Child Choking Infant Choking Conclusion Disc three (renewal course DVD -- classroom-based course) 1-Rescuer Adult BLS 2-Rescuer Child BLS Team Dynamics Infant BLS Relief of Choking Special Considerations Conclusion Dimensions and Specifications 3-disc set Running times: Disc one (classroom-based course): 104 minutes Disc two (blended-learning course): 48 minutes Disc three (renewal course DVD): 71 minutes Subtitled Additional Supplies Needed for Operation To teach the BLS course, you will also need: Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Manual (item no. EC15-1010) Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor Manual (item no. EC15-1009) Other supplies needed to teach the BLS course: DVD player training manikins Frequently Asked Questions Q: How is the renewal course different from the inital BLS course? A: The renewal course requires less classroom time than the classroom-based initial course, allowing for more efficiency in training providers who already have BLS experience. Q: Is there guidance about what sections of the provider and Instructor manuals need to be referenced to teach the renewal course? A: Resources are available on the AHA Instructor network that provide information about teaching the renewal course, including training scenarios. Q: Can any provider who previously took the full BLS course take the renewal course? A: Any provider who already had BLS certification can take the renewal course. However, the course is available only in a classroom-based format.