ALH 106 - Basic Life Support
1 Lecture Hours
This course in Basic Life Support (BLS)for Health Care Providers includes background information about heart disease, risk factors, prudent heart living and heart and lung function. One- and two-rescuer adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), foreign body airway obstruction management, and pediatric resuscitation are also taught. Students receive certification from the American Heart Association. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- List background information on cardio-respiratory anatomy and physiology under normal dysfunction periods.
- Identify principles of primary prevention for cardiovascular disease including risk factors and prudent heart living.
- Explain secondary prevention principles including and recognizing signs of heart attack and actions for survival.
- Demonstrate the following skills according to the AHA guidelines: (a) Adult one-and two rescuer CPR (b) Bag-mask and mouth-to-mask ventilation (c) Adult foreign body airway obstruction (FBAO) management (d) Use of Automated External Defibrillator (AED) (e) Infant one-rescuer CPR (f) Infant FBAO management (g) Child one-rescuer CPR (h) Child FBAO.
- Demonstrate competency by scoring a minimum of 84% in written evaluations.
- Achieve certification in BLS for Healthcare Providers from the AHA.
- Adult BLS
- Health and lung structure and function
- Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
- Technical aspects of one-rescuer CPR
- Adult FBAO management
- Adult two-rescuer CPR
- Barrier devices/cricoid pressure/special techniques
- Pediatric BLS
- Prevention of respiratory and cardiac arrest in infants and children
BLS for Healthcare Providers by the AHA.
Disposable adult and infant facemasks.
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 05/15/2014
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