Introduction to Basic life support BLS

BLS – Basic life support course is one of the many courses from the American heart association.
Eligibility for BLS – Anyone who is willing to learn CPR and save a life can get trained. No specific qualification needed.
Validity of BLS certification is 2 years from the date of training.
Duration of the BLS course is about 4 to 6 hours depending on the number of candidates in a session.
When you enroll into the course, you shall be given a printed manual or an eBook that helps you with the preparation.
Before attending the course, you need to create an account on cprverify.org Checkout this article for guidance.
Please enter your full name while creating an account (Don’t use single letter initials for sur name/family name)
You will be given an alphanumeric code (mostly on the day of course) that needs to be entered on cprverify.org
Each candidate will have to score at least 84% in the theory test. (score 21 out of 25 multiple choice questions)
American heart association allows you to open your manuals during the test (Open resource test).
The course is a little strenuous. So wear something comfortable for the test and do not skip breakfast.
At the end of successful completion of the skill test, you shall be awarded an e-card (online certificate) which can be verified online to check authenticity.

Proceed further to start preparing on various aspects of BLS. The course has been split into chapters to make it easier to understand.
Each lesson will have some practice questions at the end.
After completing all the lessons you can go for a grand test to evaluate your preparation.

The course will helps you in

  • Rapid initiation of the chain of survival when needed
  • Starting high-quality chest compressions immediately
  • Using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) early, when one is available
  • Giving rescue breathing when breathing is inadequate
  • Performing BLS as a team (Be a team leader and team member)
  • Rescuing a choking adult/child/infant

If you have not enrolled into the course yet, find a course that’s taking place in your city. Check the upcoming workshops all over India or see a city wise list.

We’ll go through the following sections in this BLS course online.

  • Adult BLS
  • How to use an AED
  • Pediatric BLS
  • Team dynamics
  • Choking
  • Opioid emergency etc.
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