The Importance of Basic Life Support Training

The Importance of Basic Life Support Training

Mackenzie Thompson

by Mackenzie Thompson

Life Saver, AMC

posted on Nov 5, 2013, at 9:53 pm


BLS Digital Handbook and Provider CardBasic Life Support (BLS) is a level of first-aid resuscitation that can be used in emergency situations until victims are placed into the care of medical professionals. BLS techniques can be used when victims appear to be choking, drowning, unconscious or suffering from cardiac arrest. Knowing the proper steps in providing BLS can be the difference between life and death.

This type of medical training is essential for medical professionals, and is usually required for those with jobs as teachers, daycare providers, social workers and security guards. However, it’s not limited to only these professions. With nearly 50% of heart attack deaths occurring outside of a hospital, it is up to a bystander to know when it’s appropriate to perform BLS, thus making it extremely important that they have knowledge of what skills need to be performed.

Advanced Medical Certification offers courses with certification/recertification for Basic Life Support training. And while it is essential in every medical professionals first aid training to obtain certification in BLS, it benefits everyone to learn.

About Mackenzie

Mackenzie is a lover of world travel, photography, design, style and Chinese cooking. She is passionate about working towards a purpose, recently graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Media and Marketing, and is currently residing in Manhattan.

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  1. Caden Dahl says:

    As you said here, this training is essential for medical professionals. I do think that everyone should take this type of training as you never know when you’d need it. I’ll probably look more into it as I am interested in taking a course.

    1. Mackenzie Thompson says:

      We are happy to hear you are interested in taking a BLS course to be prepared if an emergency were to arise!

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