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Adult Basic Life Support (BLS) Using DRSABCD

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Basic life support is a procedure used to achieve preliminary preservation or restoration of life until advanced life support can be performed. It involves establishing and maintaining airway, breathing, circulation and related emergency care using CPR, in addition to using a defibrillator.

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Basic life support (BLS) is a procedure used to achieve preliminary preservation or restoration of life until advanced life support (ALS) can be performed. It involves establishing and maintaining airway, breathing, circulation and related emergency care using CPR, in addition to using an automated external defibrillator (AED. BLS can only generate about 20 to 30% of normal cardiac output, so it should only be used as a temporary substitute for normal ventilation and circulation. However, early, correctly-performed BLS is associated with better oxygenation, an increased likelihood of successful defibrillation, an increased likelihood that the patient will respond to advanced techniques and consequently, a higher chance of survival.

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21 Feb 2021
This was a short but very informative CPD , easily understood , easy to read , with just enough information to reassure if I have to assist in a CPR , I would feel confident
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24 Nov 2022
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22 Jul 2021
CPR gives us the overview of saving other people’s life with full time explanation.
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07 Feb 2021
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Robyn Micallef
05 Sep 2021
This course helped to refresh my memory as well as updating my knowledge on how to perform BLSD correctly & safely for a patient with a suspected or confirmed case of Covid-19.
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