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The Importance of Basic Life Support Training

The Importance of Basic Life Support Training

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by Greta Kviklyte

Life Saver, AMC
Co-authored by Kim Murray, RN, M.S.

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


Basic 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 Greta

Greta is a dedicated life saver and a distinguished expert in the field of medical content creation and editing. Her impressive array of certifications in ACLS, CPR, PALS, and BLS underscores her commitment to excellence in the medical field. With over four years of invaluable experience in medical education, Greta plays an indispensable role within the Advanced Medical Certification team, shaping the way healthcare professionals around the world acquire and apply vital knowledge.

Greta's profound expertise serves as the driving force behind the development and distribution of medical content that has significantly enhanced the capabilities of countless healthcare practitioners across the globe.

In addition to her medical qualifications, Greta holds a prestigious academic distinction in Marketing and Global Business from Vilnius University. Her academic journey has been enriched by immersive studies in Slovakia and Portugal during her time as an exchange student, providing her with a global perspective that complements her medical expertise.

Beyond her professional commitments, Greta possesses a genuine passion for global exploration, with a particular focus on immersing herself in diverse cultures and appreciating the intricacies of the natural world. While residing in Vilnius, Lithuania, she continues to make substantial contributions to the field of medical education, leaving an indelible mark on the sector.

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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!

  2. Claire Masters says:

    I do agree that jobs dealing with people, such as medical staff, teachers, security guards, should have BLS training. I personally think even restaurant staff like baristas and waiters should undergo these types of training since they deal with people daily. It would be great for trainers to offer courses tailored to a specific profession.

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