Basic Emergency Life Support (BELS) is a level of first aid resuscitation used in emergency and life-threatening situations until the victim can be cared for professionally by paramedics or reach a hospital setting.
Such life skills can help people who are choking, drowning, or are suffering from sudden cardiac arrest. Knowledge of basic life support can mean the difference between life and death for some people.
BELS training includes related life-saving techniques such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of AED. This sort of training is ideal for medical professionals and is usually required for teachers, daycare providers, social workers, and security guards. However, BELS training is not limited to these professions.
With nearly 20,000 Australians suffering from an out of hospital cardiac arrest, it is up to bystanders to know when it is appropriate to perform BLS, thus making it extremely important that everyone have enough knowledge of what skills need to be performed.
First Aid Pro offers courses with certification/recertification for Basic Emergency Life Support training. And while it is beneficial for all medical professionals to obtain BELS certification, it benefits everyone to learn.
1. Be Prepared
It is an obvious benefit that comes with BELS training, but it is still worth mentioning because of its importance. People who understand and know to perform basic life support can intervene in any first aid emergency no matter where or when required. Furthermore, it can speed up the recovery of an injured person, which is of more importance than anything.
During the training, the skills you will gain will prepare you to help others, whether in the workplace or at home. It will help you handle situations ranging from choking to head injuries to helping someone experiencing a stroke.
We may think we will be confident when being confronted with an emergency. But securing a BLS Certification online or in-person will make you less hesitant and provide you great inner security of stepping in and applying first aid. You can provide the necessary treatments while waiting for the ambulance to arrive.
3. More Valuable
When seeking employment in certain industries, employers often look favourably on applicants who gained certification and can perform first aid, including performing basic emergency life-saving techniques such as CPR.
BLS certification will make you more valuable, especially to employers. It will be an asset to you, and you can feature it in your CV to make it stand out from your competitors.
HLTAID010 Provide Emergency Basic Life Support (BELS) is a comprehensive nationally recognised course covering a range of topics to enable students to confidently manage an emergency and provide a first aid response to a casualty. This course covers the most common first aid injuries and illnesses.
This course will cover CPR and use of an AED, wound and bleeding management, drowning, burns, choking, as well as first aid for asthma and anaphylaxis.
On the day of successful completion of the course, you will be issued a statement of attainment in:
- HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- HLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support
The First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice and the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines recommended that resuscitation skills be renewed every 12 months.
Statement of Attainment will be successfully determined by various methods conducted by our highly experienced trainers and assessors, including questionnaires, observation, and practical activities.
Students will be required to demonstrate CPR on a manikin on the floor.
In light of COVID-19 related guidelines, FirstAidPro is implementing strict protocols on our training sites. Masks and coverings are recommended unless an activity requires our students not to. In addition to that, our first aid courses will include using personal protective equipment (PPE) and infection control to help prevent COVID-19.
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