Basic life support includes one-rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation, use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED) and additional skills such as controlling bleeding and caring for a choking person or a person in shock. The first aid portion of this program includes key skills such as conducting illness and injury assessments, bandaging, splinting and performing emergency moves.
This program meets 2010 International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation and American Heart Association guidelines on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiac Care.
Recommended Minimum Hours of Training
Basic life support= 6 hours
First aid= 2 hours
The time needed to teach the course varies depending on several factors including the number of students and their ability to process the educational components of the program.
Topics cover in the BLSFA course include the following:
Course participants must complete the DAN BLS: CPR & FA examination with a minimum passing score of 80 percent. The instructor will review the examination with each participant to ensure 100 percent understanding of the material.
At the end of this program, you will be able to:
Recertification is required every 24 months.