Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Advisor: Basic Life Support (BLS)

The Advisor: Basic Life Support (BLS) program was developed for candidates who pass the cognitive portion of the HeartCode® BLS Provider Course but cannot independently perform the physical skills of CPR.

By successfully advising others how to perform CPR and use an automated external defibrillator (AED), people with physical disabilities can receive an Advisor: BLS card. While some individuals with disabilities can perform CPR skills to the required standards, others who are unable to perform the motor skills of CPR have the ability to take the Advisor: BLS program which permits verbal recognition of the required knowledge and skills. This program increases the population of individuals trained to respond to emergencies, ensuring CPR is performed until emergency medical services arrive.

The Advisor: Basic Life Support (BLS) program was developed by the American Heart Association in  collaboration with the National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities (NOND). 

Learn more about the Advisor: Basic Life Support (BLS) program


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