Basic Life Support

For Professionals


Health care provider-level training
 

MEDIC FIRST AID Basic Life Support for Professionals (BLSPRO) is designed for individuals expected or required to perform pre-hospital basic life support.

 


BLSPRO introduces a new approach to learning, using an integrated management style of care instead of the standard step-by-step approach for professional-level BLS/CPR responders.

 

Our unique Talk-Through Scenarios facilitate learning and retention through small group practice. With an emphasis on working in teams, the BLSPRO program covers adult, child, and infant skills for both individual responders and emergency teams. It is designed to meet national and state CPR training requirements for EMS and healthcare responders.

 

 


MEDIC FIRST AID BLSPRO Program Specifics
Intended Audience
  • Firefighters
  • Law Enforcement Officers
  • Lifeguards
  • First Responders
  • EMTs
  • Paramedics
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Other Health Care Providers


Class Configurations

  • Max Student Instructor Ratio: 12:1
  • Max Student to Manikin Ratio: 6:1
  • Max Class Size: 24 (with 2 instructors)



Student Materials

Student Reference Text
Successful Completion Pack including:

  • Student Guide
  • Wallet Skill Guide
  • Completion Certificate
  • Successful Completion Card
  • Course Evaluation



Hands-on Skill Practice


Students will practice essential skills in small group practices and will also apply those skills in scenario-based practices.


Recommended Time to Complete

  Core
Initial Training 6-8 hours
Retraining 3-4 hours
Challenge 1-2 hours

 


Course Segments
  • The Circles of Care Concept
  • Initial Assessment
  • SETUP (Scene Assessment)
  • Assessing Airway, Breathing, and Circulation
  • Airway Opening Techniques
  • Clearing and Protecting the Airway
  • Suctioning
  • Ventilation Techniques
  • Using Barrier Devices
  • Bag-Valve-Mask
  • Cricoid Pressure
  • Rescue Breathing
  • Foreign Body Airway Obstruction
  • Chest Compressions
  • Adult, Child, and Infant CPR
  • Using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) 

Optional Course Segments

  • Control of Bleeding
  • Managing Shock


Recognized certification period

  • Up to 2 years


Evaluation Method


Students are evaluated through instructor observation of the reasonable performance of skills, as well as achievement of minimum scores on randomly selected Performance Evaluations and a Written evaluation.


Combine with

  • MEDIC FIRST AID Emergency Care
  • MEDIC FIRST AID Emergency Oxygen
  • MEDIC FIRST AID Pediatric Defibrillation Pads Add-on Segment

 

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