Is BLS same as first aid?
Beside this, is BLS first aid?
Basic Life Support (BLS) is a course teaching more advanced techniques for CPR. While the term “first aid” covers any basic pre-hospital care for emergencies, the First Aid course taught by American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, and others includes specific topics not found in CPR or BLS courses.
Additionally, does basic life support include CPR? BLS stands for Basic Life Support. BLS certification may refer to two things: Training that includes Healthcare Provider level skills such as 2-person CPR, pulse checks, bag valve mask use, and rescue breathing without compressions for people that have a pulse.
Likewise, people ask, is BLS the same as CPR?
The difference between BLS and CPR is that the BLS class is an advanced CPR AED course. BLS is an abbreviation for Basic Life Support. The BLS CPR AED is a healthcare level CPR. The American Heart Association certification for healthcare providers is titled BLS Provider.
How do you do BLS?
Start with chest compressions:
- Provide 100 to 120 compressions per minute.
- Place your palms midline, one over the other, on the lower 1/3 of the patient's sternum between the nipples.
- lock your arms.
- Using two arms press to a depth of 2 to 2.4 inches (5-6cm) or more on the patient's chest.
- Press hard and fast.