BLS Certification Manual: Conclusion

CPR: Conclusion

The knowledge of Basic Life Support (BLS) is a potent tool in the fight to save lives during emergencies. By equipping individuals with the necessary skills to respond effectively to cardiac emergencies, BLS training enhances the chances of survival until professional medical care can be administered. Communities benefit greatly when more people are trained in these critical techniques, creating a safer environment where the immediate response to life-threatening situations can be decisive. Ultimately, BLS knowledge is not just about saving lives; it’s about empowering people to make a significant difference when it matters most.

The best outcome for a victim of a SCA is contingent on early recognition, quick action and notification of medical professionals. Compression depth and chest recoil should be monitored along with proper ventilation rates and technique to ensure high-quality CPR, increasing survival chances. After calling for help, accessing an AED can be life saving, so a rescuer should attempt to have one available as quickly as possible. Follow the prompts on the AED and be sure to apply considerations about AED usage for special circumstances. CPR can be a scary process, but YOU are able to assist the victim. Just Remember C-A-B.

1.  Compressions (100-120 per minute)

2.  Airway (head-tilt and chin-lift)

3.  Breathing (E-C clamp, barrier device)