Basic Life Support (BLS) – An Essential Skill for Every Person
For a country like India where SCA is a major cause of death due to cardio-vascular diseases, and where 60% of people succumb to it before they receive medical care, this lack of training spells doom.
98% of Indians are not trained in basic life-saving skills, including cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), indicated a survey conducted by Lybrate, an online doctor consultation platform. CPR is an essential emergency procedure in case of sudden cardiac arrests (SCA’s).Its good to see AED installed in airports, malls etc however almost 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. CPR, especially if performed in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, can double or triple a person’s chance of survival.Basic Life Support Skills
Basic Life Support (BLS) techniques are employed on victims of injuries and life-threatening emergencies until they can be placed under professional medical supervision, or transported to a healthcare facility. BLS can be administered by trained healthcare professionals, paramedics, auxiliary healthcare personnel and qualified bystanders.
Basic Life Support skills’ training includes guidelines on handling emergencies such as cardiac arrest, choking and drowning. The CPR training, especially, increases the time available for getting higher medical experts to handle the emergency.
Basic Life Support (BLS) Training by Berkeley HealthEDU
Most countries have stipulated guidelines on how to provide basic life support, which is taught in BLS training sessions conducted by authorised healthcare bodies. In India, Berkeley HealthEDU is an authorised American Heart Association (AHA) training partner that provides BLS training, including certification from AHA.
The training prepares an individual in administering the first-aid resuscitation to patients in emergency situations till they are placed under the supervision of healthcare professionals. The course provides insights on:
- Recognising cardiac emergencies
- Relieve choking
- Providing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
These skills are in keeping with the goals of BLS – maintaining Circulation (C), Airway (A) and Breathing (B) functioning, in the case of emergencies. Berkeley HealthEDU’s BLS course and AHA-certified BLS training are available to doctors, dentists, nurses, technicians, medical and nursing students, care givers and the common man.
Berkeley HealthEDU uses state-of-the-art equipment at its centres, and every training is conducted by certified experts.Berkeley HealthEDU offers a bouquet of courses for primary and allied healthcare professionals and healthcare organisations. In addition to fully equipped and functional training centres in Delhi and Mumbai, they have also conducted offsite training programmes in cities such as Noida, Rohtak and Thiruvananthapuram.